Belt bags have been a staple silhouette in streetwear brands like Stüssy and Supreme (fanny packs, anyone?) for years now, but designer versions didn’t gain popularity until recently. All the merrier because it gives you that extra option when it comes to shopping, and a great alternative to your current bag lineup.
Here are 3 versions that come in full leather, with signature design elements from the respective brands. Picture them as a Wallet-On-Chain (WOC), but in place of a chain that extends upwards, each piece is furnished with a leather belt that is attached horizontally at the back. This allows you to carry the belt bag in several ways: strapped across the waist or low on the hips, diagonally in front, or slung from the back, the choice is all yours. In fact, its versatility goes beyond the aforementioned ways of wearing, because you can remove the leather strap and use it like a chic oversized wallet or clutch. That’s 5 different looks for the price of one.
First, there’s Fendi’s very own take, which comes with the metallic gold ‘F’ circle logo set on a bright red leather body. Measuring 17.5 cm by 10 cm, you will find a single roomy inner compartment and two handy card slots within. This is also the priciest of the lot at USD1306, because it comes with an extra gold chain strap that allows you to carry it like a WOC.
Then there’s Gucci’s GG Marmont (USD1140) leather belt bag, which measures 18 cm across with a height of 11 cm. Coming in Porcelain Rose, the bag also features Gucci’s signature antiqued gold ‘GG’ plaque set on the chevron quilted body that’s unmistakable from afar.
Last but by no means least, Saint Laurent’s familiar Kate bag comes in a belt bag version (USD1205) crafted in smooth black leather and measures 18 cm by 12 cm. This piece opens via a snap-fastening front flap and comes equipped with several card slots on the interior and a zipped pocket for your essentials that require extra security. And with all 3 pieces now available at NET-A-PORTER, all you have to do now is to hit this link and shop.