. Crafting cute belt purses from gorgeously coloured leathers and attaching them to equally gorgeous belts. These purses can be interchangeable, letting you mix and match for every outfit. Sometimes, lugging around a hand-bag can be a real nightmare, so these belt purses are perfect if you...

Forget about the nylon versions you once knew (and loved!), the new leather ‘belt-purse' is here to make a statement of its own. This new trend was spotted on the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk, and it seems like the designer has embraced the new ‘it' must have in her own...

I like to consider myself a fairly "on trend" individual, but every now and then fashion opens up the flood gates to something I can't even defend. This time around that trend is the fanny pack...well, more affectionately known in the fashion community as "the belt purse." They made their mark...

Diane von Furstenberg spring summer 2011 | Jaeger London spring summer 2011 | Hermes spring summer 2011 | Emilio Pucci spring summer 2011 Belt has love child with purse to create the accessory of the season; the belt purse. In contrast to the bum bag/fanny pack, it is structured and...

Shaheen Navy Bandanna Leather Fanny Pack ($175 at MollyShaheen.com), which features a metallic blue leather surface with an embossed paisley pattern that nods to the classic motif found on bandannas. And, as mentioned, all these Molly Shaheen pieces can also be worn as cross-body bags,...

intrigued to get my hands on The Gucci Marmont Belt Bag. While I think the idea in and of itself is fairly practical, I can't help but feel like I'm about to depart on a week-long trip to Walt Disney World when I have a bag around my waist. All I can think about is my mom's collection of belt...

Offered to us this Spring/ Summer 2011 season by designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Emilio Pucci and brands like Hermes and Jaeger London, belt purses are easily to combine with clothing and other accessories. You can go for a beautiful flowing maxi dresses for a more elegant and...

In terms of accessories, one trend that made a clear impression was the fanny pack. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Tam, and Creatures of the Wind all featured their version of the sometimes controversial piece in their collections. The polarizing accessory has been making its comeback...

Fanny packs have made their way back on the runway. While luxurously modifying the look and keeping its practicality, the fanny pack has been transformed into a stylish and functional "belt purse." Designers including, Emporio Armani, Diane Von Furstenburg, Emilio Pucci, Hermes, and Jaeger...

Fashion brands have--somewhat inexplicably--been trying to make fanny packs (or, as they're more diplomatically termed, "belt bags") cool for years. Part of the rationale makes sense: trend variation is key in order for brands to keep sales up, so it's in their best interest to try and...

 

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