Barely a day goes by without one of our favourite influencers stepping out with a bumbag slung across their shoulder, and right now, the style that's making waves is something of a bargain. Spotted on the impeccably dressed Hanna Stefansson and Brittany Bathgate, the red belted pocket bag from COS has taken the top spot for most coveted bag at Stockholm Fashion Week 2018—and it's just £45.
It's no surprise to see the style set championing this high-street hero. The bumbag trend has been a huge hit for the past few seasons, and the hands-free accessory has graduated from microtrend to a bona fide must-have. So much so that it is even shaking off its original nomenclature to be referenced as a far chicer sounding "belt bag."
Sure, it's not the most timeless buy, and you may be unsure of how to wear it at first—but there's a good reason the fashion crowd is championing the small but mighty new bag. Find the right one, and this add-on has the power to make your outfit infinitely cooler, not to mention your life easier: Imagine rushing for the bus when you're on Insta Stories, drinking a skinny flat white and waving at someone at the same time—only possible with a belt bag.
If you're still on the fence about this important S/S 18 trend, let us introduce you to the ones topping our wish list right now. From the statement-making styles to sleek minimal numbers and, of course, the chic COS number that we predict will sell like crazy, keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best bumbags to bookmark now.
We don't expect this to stay in stock for long. Get it before it goes.
Take on two trends in one with this pink silky version from ASOS.
More of a minimalist? Keep it chic in something black and boxy.
The street style favourite is still in stock.
Sling this over your classic camel coat for an instant outerwear update.
Nod to fashion's unwavering obsession with all things red with Theory's suede iteration.
Topshop has your purse-friendly quilted belt bag.
Wandler is the new street style favourite, and it's not hard to see why.
For evening, go for something velvet.
Neutral doesn't mean boring. Wear this white version with everything from chunky grey knits to floral-print midi dresses.
Looking to really downsize? Try Zara's micro waist belt.
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