Some brands love naming their bags after famous personalities or fancy street names, but Burberry’s all about calling a spade a spade with this one. Named after its most prominent feature, Burberry’s Belt Bag comes with an oversized belt secured across the front of the bag, which if you think about it, does remind one of the belt on the label’s iconic trench coat. Which is about as British as the bag gets.
Everything else about the belt is sensibly European, from its shape that does resemble some French icons out there, to the fact that it is completely crafted in Italy. Made available in a full leather body for now, the shape mimics the way gabardine fabric flows, with the same contours on a trench’s lapel. And even though the leather is soft and supple, the bag’s crafted in a way that allows it to sit upright, retaining its shape and structure without slouching over too much.
Each bag comes with a tone-on-tone leather belt that’s not only a cool design element, but also doubles up as a fastening mechanism for the bag. And for a limited time, each Belt Bag is sold with an additional belt in a contrasting colour, just so that you can mix it up if you feel like it.
Available in two sizes, the first is a Medium (SGD3495) that measures 42 cm wide and 32 cm that’s great as a bag for work, or for days when you need to carry that bit more with space to stack taller items. As for those who prefer something even bigger, there’s the Large (SGD3895) coming in at 43 cm wide by 39 cm that will also double up as a weekender for that short trip overseas.
As far as colours go, there are 11 to choose, from Black and Chalk White to Regency Blue, Sage Green and Tan, so there’s definitely one for everyone. And if you do like surprises, you will find a contrasting lining within, along with 2 slip pockets for paper receipts, cards and the such. Armed with a detachable leather strap, you can be sure to take the Belt Bag out with you on most any occasion, going from casual to formal and then some.