24 Belt Bags That Are As Chic As They Are Convenient


We all remember the iconic Sex and the City scene: Carrie Bradshaw enters Aidan’s bar wearing a long-sleeve black crop top, a red and white striped pencil skirt and—to the surprise of many—a fanny pack. It’s the outfit you either loved or hated at the time (similar to the controversial detached belt-on-waistline look from another SATC episode, but that’s a conversation for a different day). Fast forward from summer 2001 to summer 2018 and, these days, we’re definitely leaning toward the former as belt bags are absolutely everywhere—solidifying the fact that Bradshaw was and always will be a trendsetter in the truest sense.

If you were on the negative side of the look, we totally understand and empathize with previous apprehensions of the hands-free accessory. Perhaps it’s due to our childhood experience with tacky nylon fanny packs that were convenient in theme park settings and carnivals (don’t deny it, we all had them). However, the ones of late are chic, sleek and contemporary enough to make us turn a corner. And, with any trend, controversial or not, we firmly believe it’s all about design and the way you incorporate it into your personal style.

To prove our point we scoured the market for the best iterations of belt bags. From minimalist styles you can wear from work to weekend to slightly edgier riffs that will take your accessory look up a notch, here are 24 options that will make you want to wear your heart, or handbag, on your hips this season.

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Belt Bag It Up

Nehera Anneli Hip Bag


Need Supply Co.

This is the ideal belt bag for anyone wary to try out the trend. It’s sleek, versatile and works year round.

Nanushka Lubo Waist Bag


Need Supply Co.

Add a pop of purple to your look with this divine belt bag.

Ante Fanny Pack


Rachel Comey

A camel-colored piece is perfect for the '70s-inspired woman.

Prada Nylon and Leather Belt Bag


orchard mile

Perhaps the most chic nylon bag we’ve ever laid eyes upon.

Detachable Leather Belt Bag



It doesn’t have to be summer to wear a white bag, especially if it’s a sleek belt version like this one.

Belt Bag



This croc-style ties together two trends, and we're into it.

Polka Dot Benny Belt Bag



A subtle polka dot print is an easy way to add dimension to an outfit.

Wicker Wings Tao Rattan and Leather Belt Bag



We love the juxtaposition between leather and wicker on this covetable find.

Wandler Anna Leather Belt Bag



Au revoir, clutch! Say hello to your new favorite party bag.

Loewe Puzzle Leather Belt Bag



If you love Loewe’s Puzzle Bag then you're sure to fall for the brand’s waist-friendly version.

Evan Crocodile-Effect Leather Belt Bag



We can envision an Olsen wearing this.

Fanny Pack


Suzanne Rae

Try this version for a slightly athletic take on the look.

Baby Charlie Bumflap



Why not work a little hardware into your belt bag? This circular embellishment is just the right amount.

Zip-Detail Belt Bag



An under-$50 belt bag that looks expensive—we are onboard.

Faux Leather Fanny Pack


Forever 21

The everyday wear-with-everything kind of belt bag.

Round We Go Pocket Belt


Free People

If you’re not loving the idea of strapping something around your hips consider something with ropes.

Mini Circle Belt Bag



You can wear this bag across your chest or around the waist—best of both worlds.

Sequin Belt Bag


Miu Miu

We’re here for the sparkle (day or night).

Aria Belt Bag



This sand-colored bag is the perfect shade to transition into autumn.

Fendi Belt Bag



If you’re searching for a slightly unconventional designer bag we may have found it.

Belt Bag


Proenza Schouler

The contrast white zip pulls take this black belt bag up a notch.

Whiskey Belt Bag


Brother Vellies

Wear with a floral dress or over your favorite white button-down—this belt bag goes with everything.

Waist Bag


Oak + Fort

This no-frills find is perfect for the minimalist.

Belt Bag 3



Your favorite plaid piece for fall has arrived.