Once every other season or so, it’s nice to refresh your bag collection with a new It bag. For several collections now, a running favourite with most high fashion brands seem to be the small or mini crossbody bags. We can absolutely see why: it’s cute, easy to wear, and instantly jazzes up your outfit. But sometimes, you just want something slightly bigger to fit more than just your money, phone, and lipstick. For that, we have a new It bag in town: the Burberry Belt Bag.

Burberry Belt Bag
The Burberry Belt Bag in tonal colours as seen during the brand’s February 2018 show.

The Burberry Belt Bag first debuted during the recent February 2018 show, which also happened to be Christopher Bailey‘s last collection for the brand. A refreshing change of silhouette from the usual mini bags that most high fashion designers seem to be coming up with, the Belt Bag was inspired by Burberry’s iconic trench coats.

Burberry Belt Bag
The bag’s shape has been influenced by Burberry’s iconic trench coat.

The first thing one would notice about the Belt Bag is — naturally — the belt design, inspired by the trench’s belt. It’s also a standout feature thanks to its contrasting colour with the rest of the bag. A less prominent feature of the bag is the shape inspired by the coat, influenced by the contours of the lapel and the trench’s gabardine fabric. As of now, the Belt Bag comes in medium and large. But if you’re still into smaller bags, you’d be delighted to know that a small size will be introduced this coming May.

Burberry Belt Bag
(Left to right) Choi Ji-Woo, Zendaya, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Zhou Dongyu seen toting the Belt Bag.

It seems like even the celebrities are favouring the larger silhouette of the Belt Bag because several have been seen toting them around. It was an especially favoured bag for airport fashion as seen on Korean actress Choi Ji Woo, Zendaya, and Kate Mara. We can absolutely understand why: it’s roomy and has plenty of space for more than just your essentials. Even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu favour the Belt Bag — which means that you too, need it as your latest It bag.

Find out more about the Burberry Belt Bag here.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction. Reach out to Poh Nee via email at pohnee@lifestyleasia.com.