NYC Girls Are About to Be All Over This New Belt-Bag Trend

There’s a new accessory trend in town, and it’s coming in with a bang. Led by Fendi (at least among the street style set) but embraced by brands across the spectrum, the multi-pouch, utility-inspired belt bag is gaining steam for spring, and if I had to make an educated guess, I would say it’s going to be a major hit among the style setters of NYC, in addition to the rest of the fashion world, very soon.

Why New York, you may wonder? Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned through observation since moving here, it’s that whenever there’s a cross between fashion and function, the women of the Big Apple are all over it. Since utility is literally in the name of this trend, I can only imagine it’s going to pick up very quickly here on the East Coast—starting with me, perhaps? To see how street style stars already wore the trend at fashion week and then, of course, to shop my favorite utility-inspired belt bags, just keep scrolling.


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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.