Carrie Bradshaw rocked a Gucci one in Sex and the City. Blogger Chiara Ferragni (above) matched her candy pink Hello Kitty sweater with a pink and burgundy Miu Miu belt bag. Closer to home, Tash Sefton of They All Hate Us wore one to a Gucci launch in Sydney. It seems designer belt bags or bum bags as we like to call them are now very much a thing. So would you wear one?
There’s no denying they’re practical- they leave your hands free (perfect for parties and other such gatherings where you’re required to balance a glass of champagne in one hand and canapés in the other); they’re basically a 2-for-1 deal in that they merge belt and bag; and they’re a fashion forward alternative to say a clutch or mini crossbody bag in that they will allow you to carry your key essentials, but is just that little more adventurous as far as accessories go. But on the other hand some might argue that ultimately you’re paying four figures for what is essentially a bum bag at the end of the day!
In case you’re in the market for a designer belt bag you can shop a few options below but I’d love to hear your thoughts… Designer bum bags – are they a yay or a nay?