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Add bling to your outfit this festive season with these sleek, glam designer belts

The much awaited sale season is finally here! It is that time of the year when you have a justified excuse to lighten your wallet and frame a mighty checklist to assist you on your shopping spree. While your checklist will feature those impeccably cut shirts, slim fit trousers coupled with the perfect shoe, accessories are often left out. The charm of a simple, yet elegant belt that compliments your attire can actually be the showstopper of your look, making it worth every penny spent. Since, fashion is an art that amalgamates comfort and style, these high-end belts will not just add comfort to style quotient, but will also spew exclusivity through their design and appearance.

If you are the ultimate utilitarian looking for chic fashion, Chanel should be your pick. Its CC Logo Turquoise leather belt can make one swoon with its exclusive design. This classic leather belt is crafted from patent leather and adds the perfect dash of color you need to suit any outfit. It features the classic Chanel logo buckle designed in silver tone hardware. With a retail price of Rs.52,000, this luxury fashion statement keeps up to the brand’s policy of maintaining superior quality with a unique style in their products. But, what makes the belt stand out, setting it a class apart from other luxury belts in the market? “The USP of this product is its condition. It is always in pristine condition and has no signs of wear or tear. The brand adds all intangible elements to its products i.e. time, heritage, and craftsmanship, making it all the more exclusive,” says Anvita Mehra, CEO, Confidential Couture, a luxury goods online portal.

For the fashionable shopaholic, Santoni’s Tan Burnished Adjustable belt should be at the top of shopping checklist. The brand has carved out a niche in the accessory segment by introducing beautiful shades and colours that can be achieved only through hand colouring. The belt is designed using this exclusive creation and is made out of pure leather. Priced at Rs.30,000, the belt comes with a simple classic pin buckle that resonates with the brand's philosophy of simplicity with elegance. What highlights the brown beauty is the fact that it does not come with a fixed size. The belts can be curated and can also be customised to match the hue and shade of the shoe, allowing you to take your fashion element wherever you go. “If the customers are placing an order for the belts during the made-to-measure event, they have the option of customising the belt. They can choose the color, the buckle color and even have their initials embossed,” says Amit Pande, brand head at The Collective, an online portal for exclusive luxury goods under the Aditya Birla group.

If you are looking to jazz up your look, Salvatore Ferragamo's black buckle belt should be your instant pick. Crafted in rich calfskin leather, this literal black beauty is made of rhodium and ebony with a stylish double Gancini buckle. The belt is adjustable and can be customised depending on the required size. “The belt is crafted in leather, featuring silver metal buckle with the Salvatore logo, a leather keeper, tonal stitching, adjustable pin closure and a leather strap,” elaborates Priyanka Chawla, category manager, Darveys, an online portal that caters to exclusive, high-end fashion products and accessories. This luxury master piece will set you back by Rs.28,950. But is it worth the money? “The rich leather, fine hardware, unique style and extra ordinary craftsmanship will make an opulent style statement,” adds Chawla, and she gets it bang on!

All set for the shopping spree? Don’t forget to buckle up that mighty list with these exclusively designed belts.