Side bags are not only a practical way to store your essentials — they’ve also become a fresh way to flex your favorite brands, and this is all thanks to the (once) humble buckle. One brand responsible for breathing some life into this long-neglected hardware feature is 1017 ALYX 9SM, but the trend has now spread throughout luxury fashion, with everyone from Prada to Maison Margiela getting on board. To help you get a grip on the hottest pieces out there, we’ve rounded up the best bags with the detail that are available right now.
With this being a high fashion movement, some of these bags really put the buck in buckle. But as an ultra-usable accessory, they may just be worth the investment. This Prada nylon pouch boasts the signature logo plaque of the Italian fashion house, adding an extra touch of luxe to your look, all held together with chunky silver-tone hardware.
As you can see in the above image, branded buckles really take a ‘fit to the next level. The Dior saddle bag comes with a high quality fastening piece, making the Christian Dior branding visible when worn across the chest.