Like it or not, the 2019 belt bag trend is smashing it! Here’s where to find the best online.

Bumbag, money belt, fanny pack, belt bag. Whatever you call it, and whether you like or loathe it, there is no denying it’s a 2019 trend. And at least, it is more practical than most fashion accessories.

This hands-free bag means you can get on with your day without the tedium of lugging an over-the-shoulder alternative. The fashion crowd have long been on the bandwagon with SS18 collections, including those of Gucci and Stella McCartney, sporting belt bags hanging off the hips of their models. If you’re in the market for a sleek belt bag, take a look at these five sites.

ASOS


Trust ASOS, that giant of a global fashion and beauty retailer to have a good, and affordable, belt bag offering. ASOS sells over 65,000 branded and own-label products to fashion forward twenty-somethings (and older, trust us). ASOS has 31 belt bags on its listing, varying from faux leather ones to reflective running belts.

Nasty Gal


American fashion site Nasty Gal was named ‘Fastest Growing Retailer’ in 2012 by INC Magazine. The site was set up in a tiny San Francisco apartment with a single laptop, vintage clothes and an eBay account. Nasty Gal now sells to customers in over 60 countries and carries new clothing, shoes and accessories under their own name. Their collection of 19 belt bags, some on chain belts, some in leopard print, are affordable and fun. Look, no hands!

Farfetch


The world of luxury e-commerce would be very different without Natalie Massanet, who first founded Net-a-Porter and is now co-chairman of Farfetch. Farfetch aims to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers. Massanet convinced the world that high fashion could sell online and has always been a strong believer in the importance of combining content and commerce for a wholesome digital shopping experience. Farfetch sells fuss-free designer belt bags from designers such as Stella McCartney, Tod’s and Alexander Wang.

River Island


‘There is something freeing about being able to carry your phone and purse hands-free,’ says the editor of reliable high street favourite River Island which sells quite a few bumbags (as they call them). Their style advice? Pair your bumbag with a white tee and denim shorts. Look out for the rather chic black croc quilted circle belt bumbag.

Nordstrom


The Seattle based fashion retailer Nordstrom should be on your radar, if not just for their belt bag collection, but also for their womenswear, kids section and homeware range. Nordstrom are leaders in technology and digital retail, and have recently announced a partnership with Anthropologie. We know you could lose yourself for hours on the Nordstrom site, and can’t really think of a wiser way to spend a morning!

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