24 Belt Bags That Are As Chic As They Are Convenient

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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

$846

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

$385

Need Supply Co.

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

Ante Fanny Pack

$325

Rachel Comey

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

Prada Nylon and Leather Belt Bag

$695

orchard mile

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

Detachable Leather Belt Bag

$69

COS

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

$245

Brahmin

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

Polka Dot Benny Belt Bag

$1,350

Hayward

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

Wicker Wings Tao Rattan and Leather Belt Bag

$385

Net-A-Porter

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

Wandler Anna Leather Belt Bag

$595

Net-A-Porter

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

Loewe Puzzle Leather Belt Bag

$1,290

Matchesfashion.com

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

$795

Matchesfashion.com

We can envision an Olsen wearing this.

Fanny Pack

$188

Suzanne Rae

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

Baby Charlie Bumflap

$595

A.L.C.

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

Zip-Detail Belt Bag

$40

Mango

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

Faux Leather Fanny Pack

$18

Forever 21

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

Round We Go Pocket Belt

$30

Free People

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

Mini Circle Belt Bag

$140

Cuyana

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

Sequin Belt Bag

$1,220

Miu Miu

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

Aria Belt Bag

$395

Senreve

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

Fendi Belt Bag

$1,190

Farfetch

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

Belt Bag

$695

Proenza Schouler

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

Whiskey Belt Bag

$598

Brother Vellies

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

Waist Bag

$44

Oak + Fort

This no-frills find is perfect for the minimalist.

Belt Bag 3

$783

Manokhi

Your favorite plaid piece for fall has arrived.