The (Nylon) Designer Belt Bag Battle


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

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 Maxi Padded Tech Cassette

Bottega Veneta Padded Tech Cassette

Bottega Veneta Padded Tech Cassette

Bottega Veneta Candy 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

Burberry Logo Print Nylon Sonny Bum Bag

Balenciaga Explorer Beltpack

Balenciaga Explorer Beltpack



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