As we continue to resurrect nostalgic nineties trends, the bum bag has made a slow and steady return. The next iteration to have a revival? The belt bag. More Carrie Bradshaw than Sporty Spice, the belt bag is the bum bag’s cooler, older sister and has had the seal of approval from the sartorial elite after being spotted on a slew of street style stars at New York Fashion Week.
While Gucci’s Marmont design reigns supreme, we’ve also spotted a plethora of other covetable versions of this practical and versatile style.
Ideal for stashing your essentials (realistically just your phone and cards) in an easy to reach place, it neatly pulls together any outfit and flatteringly cinches you in at the waist. Plus, if you tire of wearing it round your middle you can sling it over your shoulder in the nonchalant manner favoured by so many street stylers.
Take your cue from the streets of New York and wear over a tailored blazer or checked coat for instant style cred, or sling round a slip dress on a night out, and have your hands free for drinks and dancing.