Buckle Up, The Belt Bags Are Here To Stay

When the fanny packs and belt bags started making appearances on the runway last Spring, the fashion universe assumed it was a passing nostalgia for the ’90s. A year on, there are more belt bags than we expected — both in stores and on the runway. What’s more, they are going both ways down the fashion spectrum — more affordable and polished. So, be assured you can invest in these pieces. After all, with Dior’s return of the Saddle handbag and Fendi’s recent Baguette relaunch at the start of this year, we’re thinking that the ’90s will be back for a while.

The Runways

Fendi's new belt bags made an appearance on the brand's Spring/ Summer 2019 runway, presented in Milan last September. Images by Fendi.
Images by Fendi.

Fendi’s new belt bags made an appearance on the brand’s Spring/ Summer 2019 runway, presented in Milan last September.

From left: Chloé's ombre belt bag; a mini Ferragamo belt pouch, both from the Spring/ Summer 2019 runways. Images by Chloé and Ferragamo.
Images by Chloé and Ferragamo.

Chloé’s ombre belt bag (left) and a mini Ferragamo belt pouch (right), both from the Spring/ Summer 2019 runways.

On the Burberry Spring/ Summer 2019 runway, belt bags cinched the waists of models, pulling separate prints and fabrics coherently together.
Images by Burberry.

On the Burberry Spring/ Summer 2019 runway, belt bags cinched the waists of models, pulling separate prints and fabrics coherently together.

The Bags

Top Row: Baby blue leather belt bag by Wandler (approximately S$700); leather utility belt by Gabriela Hearst (approximately S$1,455).

Bottom Row: Python-effect faux leather bag by Stella McCartney (approximately S$956); Gold-tone belt bag by Laura Lombardi (approximately S$799).

Top Row: Gancini belt with AirPods Holder by Ferragamo (S$790); colour-blocked leather belt bag by Yuzefi (approximately S$449).

Bottom Row: Black leather belt bag by BOYY (approximately S$779); brown mini belt bag by Ferragamo (S$1,850).

Clockwise from top left: leather "TB" belt bag by Burberry (S$1,950); whip belt bag in white by Givenchy (S$2,150); Fendi belt (S$2,150); black mini belt bag by Fendi (S$1,850); Isola belt bag by Furla (S$520); "C" belt bag by Chloé (S$1,760).

Top Row: Leather TB belt bag by Burberry (S$1,950); whip belt bag in white by Givenchy (S$2,150); Fendi belt (S$2,150).

Bottom Row: C belt bag by Chloé (S$1,760); Isola belt bag by Furla (S$520); Black mini belt bag by Fendi (S$1,850).