If you follow us on social media, which you really should, we have some great content; if I do say so myself, you’ll know that one of our big focuses lately has been our bags in the wild series (TikTok here and Instagram here).

This is where different photographers across the globe and I grab some video content of the bags people carry in their daily lives, not in staged paparazzi photos. Since I create a lot of the content myself, I see the trends in bags, and I can tell you that one of the bags I see the most being worn by the more active crowd is this simple (and perpetually sold out) Lululemon Belt Bag. The once loathed but now highly embraced designer Belt Bag has a home in the handbag world.

Now I am not knocking this specific bag (the Lululemon version). The $38 price tag is ideal, the quality is probably very good for what you are looking for, but I am someone that doesn’t want to fit into the mold of what every other person has. In fact, even with my designer bags, if I have a bag in my collection that I see more people carrying, I tend to push it far back in my closet and reach for something else. There’s this fine line between seeing a bag and becoming enthralled with it and seeing a bag too much and feeling like it’s oversaturated. I personally find the Lululemon Belt bag oversaturated (don’t hate me).

Of course, I will find the other designer belt bag options (I also love calling these a belt bag versus a bum bag, it just sounds nicer – and don’t get me started on “fanny pack”!). A friend of mine was asking me about a good belt bag to use for walks, and when she’s out with her boys, we landed on Prada for her (which has a few options). But then I looked into more, and thankfully (or not so thankfully because here I am on a Friday looking at highly overpriced nylon belt bags), there are plenty of options.

Prada Belt Bags are Supreme

I always think of Prada first when it comes to a designer Nylon bag; this is an area where Prada shines. Their nylon bag quality is superb and matches the brand ethos very closely. Carrying a Prada Nylon bag just makes sense, and these are a few of my favorites. You can also see Kaitlin, who used her Prada Belt Bag on her recent trip to Israel, and she is helping sell me on this bag even more.

Prada Re Nylon and Saffiano leather belt bag Prada Re Nylon Belt Bag

But wait, Bottega Veneta Makes a Nylon Belt Bag too

Then I found that Bottega Veneta added what they call Tech Cassette bags, in three sizes, and just take my credit card; this is where I think I am going. I told Vlad that I need something to carry my phone, credit card, and a water bottle when I go for walks or even longer bike rides with the kids, and I have found my match. Bottega offers various colors and three sizes, and since the bag is nylon, it will be lightweight and easy to wipe down.

Bottega Veneta Maxi Padded Tech Cassette Bottega Veneta Padded Tech Cassette Bottega Veneta Candy Padded Tech Cassette

More Designer Belt Bag options

There are other options for designer belt bags as well, though I feel these are a bit logo heavy. The other thing I want to note is many of these show up in the men’s category, but I don’t think a belt bag (or any bag) is inherently for men or women. It’s just for someone who loves the style and finds use with it. What do you think?

Burberry Logo Print Nylon Sonny Bum Bag Balenciaga Explorer Beltpack
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Passerine
Passerine
3 months ago

I only wear them to walk the dog. And since that’s seldom a high-fashion activity, I have an inexpensive (read: cheap) black no-name one that’s comfortable and holds the essentials. I just don’t see any value to buying a totally generic looking black belt bag even if Prada or Burberry has slapped their label on it.

psny15
psny15
3 months ago

Fannypacks are never a good look even though we now call them beltbags

Rose
Rose
3 months ago

PRADA always seems to be timeless.

JAI
JAI
3 months ago

Never been a big fan of the beltbag (fanny pack) – the last thing I need is to draw attention to my waistline! Appreciate the hands-free practical aspects of the beltbag though. Thks for the article!

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
3 months ago

The Balenciaga is very cool. I could see myself rocking a handbag but not a Fanny pack. This trend never grew on me.

susan t
susan t
3 months ago

I would never ever pay that amount for a bum/fanny/belt bag. The $40 lululemon one suits me just fine. I don’t care if all the ladies and gents from 10-80 are carrying. It’s a utily belt.

Lala
Lala
3 months ago

So, I didn’t want to want the Lulu Lemon belt bag…until I got it. It’s just so good. BUT, I strongly agree that it’s over-saturated. I still carry it all the time because I love how easy it is and I don’t have to be precious with it. If I were going to spend the money for a designer one, the Bottega is where my money would go — I love the look!

Melissa Jordan
Melissa Jordan
3 months ago

Kaitlin’s shorts are perfection, is it possible to identify which brand that is? Thanks, they should look great with the BV you have inspired me to look for.

Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Melissa Jordan

Thank you! These are them, Nike! I bought them specifically for the hike I did in Israel and they worked out great. I’m thinking of getting in another color.

Kelly Carlson
Kelly Carlson
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

Hi! Can you tell me the specific Prada belt bag you have? I bought one but it seems too big. Yours looks just right! Thanks!

Melissa Jordan
Melissa Jordan
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

Thanks for the link Kaitlin! Its great that they are fleece.

debs
debs
3 months ago

all of these “belt-bags” can be worn across the shoulder? (like the girl in the pic up top?)

Adele
Adele
3 months ago

I am SO glad you ran this story. I have a ton of moms friends with the Lulu belt bag and I wanted to be a little different. Didn’t know BV had them as well. Thanks for putting this list together.

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