Today’s post is all about an old-fashioned item that has once again emerged from the fashion archives to become a must-have purchase. The item in question is the Gucci Marmont belt bag!
Often called a fanny pack, the belt bag is a really, really old-fashioned accessory. Actually, the fanny pack relates back to the Stone Age in Ireland! They were used instead of pockets and were also carried on the wrists.
The modern version of the belt bag came into use during the 80s but gained extreme popularity in the 90s. You would think that these bags would stay forgotten and never become fashionable again.
However, they came back as ‘belted satchels’ in 2012, when several luxury designers brought their own version of the belt bag. However, it wasn’t until late 2017 when fanny packs became once again in vogue!
Thus, fashion designers such as Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton decided to make their own updated version of the old-fashioned bag. The Gucci Marmont belt bag, for instance, made its debut in the Pre-Fall 2017 collection by Alessandro Michele.
Crafted from either a chevron or velvet leather, the Gucci Marmont comes in a variety of colours. It can be worn not only as a belt bag but also a cross body bag. It has a round shape and features the recognisable ‘double G’ details in gold metal.
Yet, if you want to get this ‘old-fashioned’ bag, you’d have to set aside some $1,000 or even more. However, if you want to save that money for something else, you can opt for a dupe.
I guess that’s why you’re here!
So, without further ado, here are the best affordable Gucci Marmont belt bag dupes!
Gucci Marmont Belt Bad Dupes
More Red Gucci Belt Bag Dupes HERE
Velvet Gucci Marmont Belt Bag Dupes HERE (+ even more colours!)
Gucci Supreme Belt Bag Dupe HERE
You may not agree but I think I’ve found some amazing Gucci Marmont belt bag dupes! Yes, they are not made from genuine leather. They also don’t have the ‘double G’ or a similar metal detail. However, they do offer an identical quilted design, making them a decent affordable alternative the Gucci belt bag!
I’ve found pretty much every material version of the Gucci Marmont bag. You can choose from leather, velvet and even the Supreme belt bag dupes! The leather dupes come in a variety of colours.
Opt for the black leather Marmont dupe if you want to wear it all-year round. Otherwise, if you’re feeling more experimental, go for the bright yellow or gold dupes. They will definitely elevate your whole outfit!
I also found some amazing velvet Gucci Marmont belt bag dupes! You can choose from black, red and blue colours. Although you can wear these whenever you like, I would recommend you leave them for the yearly fall or late spring months. Being made from a velvet material, you’ll want to protect them from rain, snow and other harsh weather conditions.
Another great Gucci belt bag dupe I’ve stumbled upon is the Supreme version. It features a similar design to the Gucci’s ‘double G’ logo. You can wear it as either a belt bag or a cross-body bag. As a result, this Gucci dupe is perfect for a jeans and white tee outfit!
The Belt Bag: A Little Bit Of History
You might know it as either a belt bag or a fanny pack. This pouch bag was extremely popular in the 90s, however it first appeared about 5,000 years ago!
Yes, you read that correctly!
It was part of the Icemen’s (Ötzi) wardrobe, who lived sometime between 3400 and 3100 BCE. According to PrimitiveWays, the Ötzi were wearing a primitive type of a fanny pack! The belt pouch contained three flint tools, one bone awl, and a lump of true tinder fungus.
Fast forward to the 80s when you could see the fanny pack made predominantly from nylon. It was extremely popular with the tourists during that decade. However, it was Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld who designed the now well-known ‘belt bag’ in 1994. Designed in the house’s signature quilted black lambskin, you can now buy the vintage bag for $4,000.
Although the ‘fanny pack’ trend died, it was brought back to life by Supreme. Later on, designers all over the world, including Gucci, re-invented the bum bag. Celebrities jumped on board and made the belt bag fashionable again!
The rest, as they say, is history!
If you don’t already own this old-fashioned item, you can have one for just $1,000.
Alternatively, you can opt for some of the above fabulous Gucci Marmont belt bag dupes!
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