It’s true. Belt bags are the new chunky sneakers of the bag world, and everyone has a variation or two on shelves now. You could say that it is directly linked to the whole streetwear movement, where bumbags made a comeback before it slowly evolved into something that you could wear on your hips, but loads more refined for that sleek yet modern feel.
And because there are just too many to cover at one go, here’s a smattering of favourites, starting with the Belt Bag (SGD1690) from Fendi that comes in full calf leather in and out, available in an array of colour options like Black, Brown, Dark Green, Light Pink and Red. With a geometric flap and finished with a circular gold logo, it is furnished with two belt loops at the back which can be attached to a leather strap and be worn like a cool belt bag. Another plus point? It comes with an extra chain strap, so you can carry it like a chic WOC over the shoulder or across the body. Major points for versatility indeed.
Next, Louis Vuitton’s Bumbag Dauphine (SGD4000) may be the priciest of the trio, but with every reason to. For one, it’s crafted from grained Taurillon leather, a soft and lush material that’s also resistant to scratches. Two, the bag opens to a large gusseted compartment, with an additional zipped pocket and 4 card slots so you can use it on its own like a clutch for days when you don’t have to carry much. Three, it comes with its very own leather harness, equipped with a thick and solid leather backing that ensures maximum comfort when worn around the waist or across the body. Or just go for the one in coated canvas (SGD3600, shown above) that all monogram lovers will love.
Rounding up the trio is the Kate Belt Bag (SGD1560) from Saint Laurent that’s perfect for those of you who love a minimal-looking piece. Lift the magnetic snap fastening up and you will find a zipped pocket for your keys and important essentials, along with four extra card slots that eliminates the need for an additional wallet. The accompanying belt can be adjusted from 65 cm right up to 110 cm, allowing you to get creative and adjust it as you please, to wear it across your chest, high on your waist or even low on your hip.
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