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The 80s It Bag That Is Making a Comeback

Gucci Fall 2017 ready-to-wear. Photo:

The fashion pack are opting for hands-free luxury bags in the form of the 80s cult classic belt bag. The revival was ignited on billboards and then took to the runway. Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 ad campaign featured the maison’s classic GG Marmont matelassé bag reinvented to fit the new belt bag trend. In addition, its Fall 2017 showfeatured an embroidered version, while the Resort 2018 show took advantage of their highly coveted vintage logo tees and transformed the design onto a belt bag. 3.1 Phillip Lim, Louis Vuitton, Armani, and 2016 DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize winner, Okhtein, has released belt bags in premium leathers and futureproof shapes to add to the seasonal mix.

Kendall Jenner out and about on the streets of New York on May 31, 2017. Jenner is wearing a Eckhaus Latta turtleneck, Illesteva sunglasses, Raf Simons x Adidas sneakers, and a vintage Chanel belt bag. Photo: Getty.

A$AP Rocky at New York Fashion Week on February 21, 2017. Rocky layered a Balenciaga puffer jacket over a Calvin Klein jacket and accessorized with a Balenciaga logo waist bag. Photo: Getty.

Kendall Jenner is a clear fan of the easygoing belt bag, having been spotted with several versions over the past week. She keeps it retro with a vintage monogrammed style from Louis Vuitton and classic quilted model by Chanel. A$AP Rocky deftly demonstrates how the boys should work the trending accessory too, relaxing a red Balenciaga version across his body and hitting the curb like it’s a catwalk.

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