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Bum bags: The 10 best belt bags to buy now for summer

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The bum bag’s had a grown up make over…

Forget everything you thought you knew about bum bags – no longer are they just a staple for tourists. Instead the simple satchel is now a high fashion must-have, and an item you’ll see springing up on the high street this summer.

The surprising trend was featured in Fenty X Puma and House of Holland’s bold spring/summer 2018 collections, but its sophisticated sister, the belt bag, was also found on the catwalk of Gucci and Valentino as well.

Grab one of these new, grown-up styles for a summer wardrobe refresh. Think structured purses complete with luxe leather and delicate straps for a new twist on hands-free accessorising.

Stylish and practical – what’s not to love?

  • Arket

    This sleek style has a removable pouch, meaning that the belt and bag can be used separately as well as together. 

    £55, arket.com

  • Lutz Morris

    A solid purse with a gold frame and a chic croc texture makes this an investment piece worth pursuing. 

    £610, matchesfashion.com

  • Wandler

    Snake print, neutral tones and a splash of red, this new accessory brand is nailing four trends in one.

    £460, mytheresa.com

  • The Kooples

    The Kooples have made belt bags work from day to night with plush velvet and gold detailing. 

    £298, thekooples.com

  • Kin

    If you’re after a bolder style then try this John Lewis statement bag.

    £35, johnlewis.com      

  • Chylak

    Polish brand Chylak has designed a selection of luxury belt bags – we love this simple half-moon style. 

    £240, chylak.com/en

  • Yuzefi

    Colour-blocking neutral tones for a unique, chunky style. 

    £295, net-a-porter.com

  • Zara

    Animal print is going nowhere, so make it practical with this zebra bag from high-street hero Zara.

    £49.99, zara.com

  • Ted Baker

    Ted Baker have hit cowboy territory with this studded, Western-inspired design.

    £109, tedbaker.com

  • Michael Kors

    With a detachable strap, this Michael Kors belt bag-come-clutch lets you transition easily from day to night.

    £95, michaelkors.com

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