The Timeless Trend of the Bum Bag
Bum bag, belt bag, or waist bag – whatever you call it, it’s not going anywhere. Although the fashion accessory got its start long before modern times, it was made famous in the ’80s as the hottest product on the market. In 1994, it made its runway debut for CHANEL in their signature black quilted design. Now, brands like Louis Vuitton and Burberry are showcasing their own rendition of waist bags. Whether considered street style or couture, waist bags will be a main staple this fall.
Belt Bag - Coach
Coach can be defined by their free-spirited, all-American attitude, and of course, it’s synonymous with effortless NYC style. This brand is constantly approaching luxury style with a modern vision, nailing both classic and innovative designs. Their most recent creation is their street-ready Belt Bag. The ultra-convenient bag provides organization while remaining hands-free with zip closure, fabric lining, outside zip pocket, and an adjustable strap. It’s available in four colors: gunmetal/red apple, black/gold, chalk/gold and bright cherry/gold. Crafted in polished pebble leather, wear it cinched at the waist or over the shoulder, or draped cross-body for a versatile look.
The French fashion house – known for their excellent craftsmanship and signature LV monogram – never plays it safe by sticking to the same old tricks. The much sought-after brand is constantly creating new and awe-worthy accessories. Their New Wave Bumbag is no different, combining both the contemporary of the zip pull marked by “Vuitton” in colored letters and the vintage of the gold LV letters adorning the front for a nod to the brand’s heritage. The Bumbag is crafted with quilted calf leather, microfiber lining and gold-colored hardware. The adjustable strap and light weight provide comfortable cross-body and waist carry.
Medium Monogram Stripe E-canvas Bum Bag - Burberry
The iconic Burberry check was introduced as a lining for their revolutionary rainwear (trench coat) in the 1920s, but today, it is predominant in the brand. Most people can quickly spot a Burberry product just from the classic design. Burberry showcases this timeless print and goes above and beyond with their reimagined, ’90s reminiscent e-canvas. Their Medium Monogram Stripe E-canvas Bum Bag is made in Italy, mainly from renewable sources. This bag is lined with 100% cotton, finished with Italian-tanned leather trims and brandished with hand-painted edges. This beautiful design has more to offer than just its pretty face: Concealed zip closure, exterior and interior pockets and an adjustable clip belt keep all of your belongings secure and organized.
Louis Vuitton has never catered to just one gender and has been producing luxury items for all kinds for over a century. LV ensures that men can get in on this new trend with the Discovery Bumbag crafted from the Monogram Eclipse coated canvas. The monogram design takes center stage here in the body-friendly shape. This piece boasts cowhide leather trim, textile lining, black-color hardware, and outside front and back pockets. With its adjustable belt and zip closure system, this bag can be worn around the waist or over the shoulder, or slung across the chest, providing constant access to your phone, cards, and keys.
Men’s Kypipouch Loubiballage Graphic Logo Travel Toiletry Case - Christian Louboutin
The go-to shoe source for high-end celebrities has topped the Luxury Brand Status Index for three years, being declared the most prestigious women’s shoes. Despite its reputation as the leading name in luxury footwear, Christian Louboutin’s talents extend far beyond. Hopping on the waist-bag trend, Louboutin introduces their Men’s Kypipouch Loubiballage Graphic Logo Travel Toiletry Case. The vanity case is made in Italy with nylon and calf-leather materials embellished with allover graphic logo print and an engraved logo plaque on the front. Two-way zip-around top closure and a flat leather top handle allow for easy accessibility and travel.
Writer: Tara McDonough
Photographer: Jeffrey Apoian (@jeffreyapoian)
Photographer Assistant: Dennis Mo (@systemaphoto)