Don't call it a fanny pack. The accessory known as a belt bag has a small pouch that's worn in front of the waist; its sister le fanny pack, by contrast, has a pouch in the back. But if you need a visual reference, just cue up pretty much any episode of the Real Housewives from the past few weeks.
From Atlanta to Beverly Hills, the stylish ladies we love have been representing the belt bag in full force. Most recently, Lisa Rinna kept her hands free for all the Coachella madness by sporting a 'round-the-waist belt bag style from Gucci.
Dorit Kemsley has shown us two variations of the beloved style.
Not only are we inspired to shop this bag style because all our favorite 'Wives are doing it, but we couldn't think of a more perfect style for summer. It'll leave your hands free for that unencumbered feeling that matches summertime's mellow vibes — and, who wants to schlep a big tote bag through a crowded festival? Plus, belt bags are just the right size for stowing the essentials, such as keys, a cell phone, lipstick, and ID. The only question is: which belt bag is right for you?
Start by checking out the below shopping guide. Whether you're looking for a high-end bag from an haute label like Lisa or Sheree, or are hoping to nab something slightly more affordable, we've rounded up a few of our favorite styles below.
Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Belt Bag
Prada Black Cahier Leather Belt Bag
Mini Circle Belt Bag
Valentino Garavani Mini Ziggystud Leather Convertible Crossbody/Belt Bag
Ellis Leather Belt Bag
Rebecca Minkoff Bree Leather Belt Bag
Miu Miu Rider Matelassé Leather Belt Bag
Kate Spade New York Greenwood Place Rita Belt Bag
Tory Burch Miller Belt Bag
Chloe Pixie Mini Convertible Belt Bag
Catch up on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills here.
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