Phone cases are one of those things you buy to protect your phone then completely forget about as they become part of the phone. Many people use the basic see-through case provided with their phone when they first purchased or upgraded their new handset. Nevertheless, a few do make a conscious effort to invest in rather pricey, unique and by all means, stylish cases. So, without further ado and in no particular order, here is our list of the most stylish and ostentatious phone cases:
1. Louis Vuitton Monogram Phone Box - £1,100
Virgil Abloh’s new Phone Box is a compact bag, perfect for carrying small essentials. Made from classic Monogram canvas with an adjustable strap in smooth leather, it features Abloh’s gold-colour chain signature. Inside, there is a mini flat pocket for credit cards and a driver’s license.
2. Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Phone Box - £1,300
Alternatively, for those who are not fans of monographic accessories, Virgil Abloh also created another Phone Box (plain white) made from a striking combination of white Epi leather and matte black hardware. Signed with the gold-colour chain Abloh introduced at the Fall-Winter 2019 Show, it also has a mini flat pocket inside, perfect for credit cards and a driver’s license.
£2,132 for the 11 Pro model
£2,326 for the 11 Pro Max model
4. Loubiphone Kios leather iPhone® case by Christian Louboutin - £345
Christian Louboutin's back Kios iPhone® case features a cardholder pocket adorned with spiked studs, giving it a rebellious look. It's crafted in Italy from grained leather and is adorned with a handy logo-jacquard lanyard.
5. Saffiano-leather iPhone® case by Prada - £585
Prada's acclaimed Saffiano-leather craftsmanship is demonstrated in this black iPhone® case. Featuring a front flap emblazoned with the label's signature triangle logo plaque, it has an easy snap fastening, back cardholder and a slim detachable strap for convenience on the go. A similar case is also available at the same price in red, here.
6. Alligator iPhone 11 Pro case by Tom Ford - £550
Exuding the effortless opulence TOM FORD is renowned for, this iPhone 11 Pro case is handcrafted with magnificent alligator leather. Practical design features slightly raised edges for protection, and a monogram detail for brand allegiance.
7. FF wallet iPhone 11 Pro case by Fendi - £390
Why not combine two of your most useful accessories: the phone case and the wallet. This FF motif iPhone 11 Pro case from Fendi does just that, with a detachable mini wallet featuring internal card slots and a zip-fastening pocket. Two for one.
8. However, if the wallet is too much for you, Fendi has you covered with the other alternative but equally stylish FF Iphone 11 Pro phone case at £320.
9. Elephant cover for iPhone XS Max in pearlized calfskin by Loewe - £325
Playful Phone case in the shape of an elephant, in homage to the iconic bag of the same shape. For the iPhone XS Max. Crafted in pearlised calf.
10. Alexander McQueen skull-stud phone pouch - £757
You know what they say... keep your friends close, keep your possessions ever closer. Crafted in Italy from metallic bronze calf leather, this phone case is accented with a signature skull motif and stud embellishments. Good things come in small packages.
11. Saint Laurent, YSL-monogram quilted-leather iPhone® XS case - £260
Saint Laurent looks to archival branding for this black phone case, adorned with a YSL logo in gold which was designed by graphic artist Adolphe Mouron Cassandre in 1961. It’s crafted in Italy from chevron-quilted leather and will snugly fit your iPhone® XS. Slip it into a coordinating bag for a retro-tinged edit.
12. Furla, Phone Case Cognac H - £170
Furla 1927 is a smartphone case in soft smooth leather. It features a convenient closure with a flap and magnetic button which allows you to securely store your mobile phone. The shoulder strap with metal chain sections can be worn around the neck or across the body.
13. Versace, Green Jungle Print Leather IPhone XS case - £200
This green Versace Jungle print leather iPhone XS case is made in Italy. It features the Jungle print overlaid with a white GV Signature print, a clip-on design with a lens window and is compatible with iPhone X and XS. When paradise calls, you pick up - especially when the invite is from Versace.
14. Coach, Turnlock Chain Phone Crossbody In Blocked Signature Canvas - £125
Crafted of Coach Signature canvas and refined leather, this compact, two-compartment design organizes on-the-go essentials. Finished with an iconic turnlock closure, store your phone in the front pocket, slide essential cards, ID or passes in the exterior slots and secure cash, keys or receipts in the zip compartment. Wear the go-everywhere style as a crossbody, carry as a clutch or slip it inside of a larger bag.
15. Burberry, Monogram Print E-canvas Phone Case with Strap - £440
A crossbody phone case in leather and Monogram-print e-canvas – an environmentally conscious canvas, primarily made using renewable resources that require less water and generate less CO2 than conventional coated canvases. The design features exterior card slots and is sized to fit all phones.
Sometimes phone cases may be considered a bit too 'in your face' or totally ridiculous, but one thing we can all agree with is that when it comes to making a fashion statement, no rules should apply. Whilst most cases we listed were for iPhone users, we made sure to include 'phone boxes or bags' for the Androids users out there. So...which one was your favourite?