Hi, I’m Sophie. Welcome back. Today I’m gonna share the hottest item of this year: the belt bag! I have the Gucci Marmont belt bags. I have the black and the red, which shows how much I love them! If you follow my Instagram, you will know that the belt bag is one of my current faves. The belt bag was “old-fashioned”, seen decades ago. This year, the Gucci Marmont belt bag is so popular that it brings the belt bag back to fashion again! Almost every fashion blogger has it. The Gucci belt bag is very fashion-forward and pretty. Let me do the review now! First, the design.
It has two parts: the small purse, and the belt. There are two belt rings at the back of the purse. You may use the purse only as a clutch, or use the belt and purse together as a belt bag. Very functional and practical. Let’s see the purse first. It has an oval shape. It has the Gucci Marmont classic chevron pattern. An aged-gold Gucci logo at the front. Heart-shaped stitchings at the back. Very lovely! There is a zipper on the top. Open it, like so. The lining feels like suede. A small pocket inside. Next, the belt. The belt is very simple. The buckle is aged gold. The width of the belt is 3cm. The width is perfect! Pairs well with dress, pants or jackets. You name it! There are 9 holes to adjust the belt length. The purse has only one size.
But the belt has different sizes. Mine is 85 cm. Let me measure it. The length is 85cm from the bucket to the middle hole. The shortest length is 75cm. The longest length is 95cm. For reference. In terms of sizes, there are 65cm, 75cm, 95cm and 105cm for the belt. You may choose the size according to your waist. Next, what can fit in the purse. Compare it with my hand. The purse is quite mini. It is quite thin too. So can’t expect it to hold a lot. If you load a lot, it’s not comfortable to wear it on your waist. So I only carry a few essentials. Love the convenience of the belt bag.
Let me show you what can fit. This is my iPhone 6. Fits perfectly. I don’t know if an iPhone plus can fit. Perhaps a bit challenging? Or slide it in tilted? The length and height of the purse may seem OK, but because of the oval shape, the purse can’t hold a lot. My card holder is a rectangular shape. It just fits. I have to press the corners a bit to fit in the purse. My other smaller card holder fits in easily. See? I may add a lipstick, or small things like a key etc. See? Almost full. I’m used to carry a small purse for a few essentials, and a large bag for other things.
So I find the belt bag very convenient. My hands are free! Next, leather. It has calf leather. It feels buttery soft. More durable than lambskin. I used it a couple of times. No noticeable wear and tear. Next, colors. Besides the black and the red, there are the nude and the pink. I love the black and the red the best. I bought the black first, as it goes with everything. But I find that it doesn’t stand out with my dark-colored clothes. So I gave the red a try. I find that the red is surprisingly pretty with most of my outfits. It is not a throw-on bag like the black, but it makes most of my outfits pop. Next, pros and cons. The first pro: unique and fashion-forward. The oval shape is quite edgy. A small purse on your waist makes your whole look pop. And it defines the waist line and elongates the legs. Very clever! The second pro: lightweight. I don’t feel a thing on my hand! Let’s measure its weight.
Another pro: versatile. Like I said, it can be used as a clutch. Very delicate looking. Or use the belt only. Or use it as a belt bag. Or use it as a short crossbody bag. But please note that if you choose smaller sizes, like mine, the belt is quite short as a crossbody strap. Let me show you how it looks. This is how it looks as a belt bag. This is how it looks as a crossbody bag.
Mine is 85cm. Quite short to wear it crossbody. Perhaps 95cm and 105cm are better. Not bad to wear it like this once in a while. I like to wear it over the shoulder. Or wear it on my back. Feels very cool. Or wear it on the front. The cons. The first con: it sags on the bottom. See? The bottom sags. Not that obvious when it was new. After a couple of times, if you put stuff inside, the bottom sags. See? I feel that the soft leather tends to sag. The purse is not very structured, which sags after some wear. The craftsmanship of Gucci bags is not comparable to that of Chanel and Hermes. The stitchings are not perfect. Bags are tend to sag more. But the sagging is acceptable for me. I still love the bag! The second con: super mini, can’t hold a lot. Not practical for someone who carries a lot. I only carry a few essentials so it’s OK for me. Next, price. This bag is not cheap. But it’s versatile, unique and edgy.
It makes any outfit pop. So I love love love the belt bag! That’s why I bought two belt bags! I highly recommend this bag! The popular sizes, like the 85cm, are often sold out. No matter what the trend is, I love the vintage-edgy-looking of the belt bag. It frees my hands and compliments my look. I highly recommend it! Let me show you my belt bag looks! Well, I hope you liked this video. If you did, please thumbs up, and subscribe! If you like my looks, please follow my Instagram and Xiao Hong Shu.
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