In case you hadn’t noticed, the belt bag isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it couldn’t be more everywhere, with waist-wrapped satchels continuing to fixate our fashionable consciousness. At every turn, there it is; cinching in an oversized outfit or slung across chests, ploughing through ribs with so much fashion it hurts.

Just look at Coach’s most recent proposition; a belt bag you can wear three ways (just please don’t call it a “fanny pack”). The holy trinity of leather goods; form, function and fashion, the latest belt bags from Coach will have you covered, no matter what your belt bag preference may be. A waist no time kind of gal? Perfect. A chest slinger? No worries. Meet the clever Convertible Belt Bag (available in that classic colorblock Coach canvas, black or cherry pink), which easily converts from a belt bag to a crossbody with a detachable chain strap. Considering its varied functionality, this belt bag is much more befitting to daily style than a one-hit-wonder.

Credit: Coach

Or for those who like their branding blatant, try the Rexy and Carriage belt bag, which features Coach’s playful mascot, Rexy, in a glittering rainbow ombré alongside the classic Coach carriage. Or then there’s Gucci’s bold belted statement, a surefire way to get your message across. And if you like an old touch, a little vintage Chanel never goes astray (especially this chocolate brown beauty from Vestiaire Collective).

A refined take on the street-style star, consider the following before you belt up.

shop the look

coach convertible belt bag in colorblock signature canvas, $395. shop now

coach belt bag with Rexy and carriage, $350. shop now

Vintage Chanel leather clutch bag, $3031. shop now


gucci leather clutch bag, $1250. shop now

thoughts?