Today I’m talking about and ranking the best designer belt bags.
Fanny Packs No More!
Gone are the days of the fanny pack. Now belt bags are high fashion, not frumpy tourist gear.
A Feminist Trend
We can thank the rise of belt bags to the growing trend of women resenting having to be weighted down and fall victim to their oversized purses. Purses are easy targets, hard on your neck and shoulders, as well as cumbersome. With designers still refusing to include substantial pockets, if any at all, women fall prey. Men walk around freely with their full pockets as women’s pockets are usually absent. Pockets for women’s clothing are decorative and usually useless. They are not made to actually carry our essentials.
Bags have been getting larger through the years, persuading women they need to carry more and more on their shoulders at all times. Bags are easier to steal or even slip a hand in to snatch a wallet. Not only as a safety concern, but bags can be painful. Humans were just not made to carry the constant weight on only one shoulder. This can throw our necks, shoulders, and backs out of alignment. As a women ages, these pains will become more evident.
The Best Designer Belt Bags
These are some of my favorites. Not only chic and small, they just fit the essentials: Phone + Keys + Cards + lipstick/gloss.
First up is the GG Marmont matelassé leather belt bag
This is a popular staple. The leather will allow you to transition throughout the year. It comes in many colors and a velvet option for Fall/Winter is also available. It’s a little tight for the Iphone X, but doable with a squeeze. It’s soft leather, so it does slouch. The thick belt comes in many sizes allowing you to get the perfect flattering fit.
YSL LOU BELT BAG IN BLACK LEATHER
This is another great option. For those that love a little fun, the tassel adds a little more personality and style.
My third favorite is the CHLOÉ Pixie Mini Suede And Textured-Leather Belt Bag
My Forth Favorite is SEE BY CHLOÉ Polly mini leather-trimmed tasselled suede shoulder bag
This is the cheapest option in my top favorites. At less than $300, it comes in many colors and is perfect for that boho chic vibe. The leather is soft suede, so it does need to be treated more carefully.
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