Tagged: belt-bags

It’s coming…


The rumblings started around 2011 when Hermes walked this one down the runway..


Givenchy: Runway - Paris Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2012

Givenchy did a little number too.


And the odd street style star picked up the vibe.


But this year the noise is getting louder..Spotted at The Row’s Pre-fall 2014 Collection..


Tory Burch SS14, did it more than once..

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And now Chanel?


Maybe it’s all been about branding…’Bum’ bag is really such an ugly word.  But ‘hipster’ ‘Belt bag’? Far more class..

IMG_4048Mine is permanently attached to my side whether it’s cross body or as a belt bag.  Not just because I like the look..but it’s just so practical as well..Compared to the eighties we’re now in the land of miniature and everything fits in perfectly.

All hail the return! Long may it last!

Laters, Kate x

Quaker Style..

Chanel-cross-body-bag-street-style Notice the new style it bags lining the pavements of fashion week?

STYLEBISTROTAYORTOMASIHILLCROSSBODYBAGSTREETSTYLEWHOWHATWEAR1Petite, cross body, slung under jackets? Casual nonchalance at it’s best. But to copy? Hmmm..Just feels too sheeple…and besides, I think there’s a step beyond…

The pictures made me think about the ugliest, most useful bag I have..an old black bumbag that’s proved it’s weight in gold when the kids were tiny and I was in the land of buggies..easy to slip on and off the handles or, when the buggy was parked, clip round waist and have vital use of arms to stop World War Three and wandering toddlers.  And the brucie bonus? I never lost my keys. Or purse. Or baby wipes. Or children..damn it.


But it didn’t exactly have a street edge. So I’ve re-discovered my paints (which I’ve been meaning to do for a long time) and drawn the bag of my dreams..the one I could multitask with everyday life but also take on holiday safe in the knowledge everything was unlosable.

2f80066b1bade6f05b538e84d3e66c24 Except I didn’t need to –  This site: www.hipstersforsisters (the gorgeous picture above and those below are theirs) is dedicated to stylish belt bags.  A far better name don’t you think? They are based in the States but thankfully do International shipping.


Which means it’s now on the top of my Christmas list. Sigh. Particularly as they masquerade as a crossbody and clutch as well.

thumbnail.aspForm and function?  Utter joy!

Laters, Kate x