Ah, the belt bag—everyone's favorite purse of the hour. There was a time when belt bags were mostly sought out by athletes and tourists and used for function—not fashion. But the ‘80s staple has become the de facto accessory of contemporary wardrobes, and seemingly every brand, from lululemon to Kate Spade, is offering them up on a silver platter.
Whatever aspect of your life you need a belt bag for, there’s more than one out there—in fact, we've found 17 of them just for this list. The ideal belt bag should meet at a cross section of comfort, style and functionality. You'll want to prioritize lightweight and durable fabrics, such as nylon, for everyday bags (bonus points if they’ve got divided sections inside!), or upgrade to a more structured and elevated fabric, like leather, for a night on the town. Below, the best belt bags around.