The Bag You Thought You'd Never Wear Again Is Back in Style
There's only one rule that you need to follow when it comes to fashion, and that's to never say never. Fanny packs used to be one of the embarrassing fashion trends that blew up in the '80s, but they've made the ultimate comeback, and have been going strong for over a year now. Just take a look at some of the Spring 2019 collections. The waist-hugging bags were all over the runway, and even stars like Kendall Jenner are strong supporters of the bag's modern makeover.
Forget the cheesy zip-front pouches that used to only come in neon synthetic materials. Fanny packs have been modernized with sleek silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. To be honest, most of the updated bags really look like pretty belts with beautiful coin purses attached to them. And there's a range of options available at every price point. Find the one that fits your fanny, uh, fancy, below.
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Below we've gathered some of our favorite fanny packs on the market, so you can give the modernized belt bags a try, too.
Best Attention Grabber: See by Chloé Kriss Convertible Suede and Leather Belt Bag
You'll definitely earn extra likes on Instagram with this crescent-shaped bag. And yes, it's also convertible, so you can carry it over your shoulders, too.
Best Whimsical Option: Coach Selena Belt Bag
Fashion should be fun. And Selena Gomez proved it with this bunny design from her Coach collection. Zoom in on the adorable metal bow attached to the side.
Best for Polished Outfits: Wandler Anna Leather Belt Bag
This two-tone bag has just the right amount of oomph to grab attention, but it's sleek enough to pair with all of your fall staples — like that camel coat or your new checkered blazer.
Best Affordable Option: Urban Outfitters
If you're still on the fence about the fanny pack trend, test out the look with this studded option, which is available at a guilt-free price point.
Best For Athleisure Moments: Elizabeth and James Satin Fanny Pack
Best for Print Lovers: Rag & Bone Dwight Belt
Leopard is a classic print that will never go out of style. Plus this bag will easily elevate any outfit, from white jeans and a T-shirt to a tailored power suit.
Best for the Jetsetter: Nanushka Lubo Croc-Effect Bag
This is the hands-free bag deserves a spot in your suitcase. It's spacious enough to fit the essentials and the croc-effect leather has a luxurious finish that will flawlessly complete any outfit.
Best Wear-Everywhere Bag: Madewell The Simple Pouch Belt Bag
You'll want to grab this sleek design every morning — especially since it has a removable strap that allows you to also carry it as a clutch.
Best Investment: MCM Small Soft Berlin Belt Bag
Here's a timeless design that resembles retro luggage. The strap can also convert into a crossbody, so you'll be carrying this buttery soft leather option for years to come.
Best Glamorous Option: Rebecca Minkoff Edie Sling Belt Bag
Not only is this mink pink bag perfect for those moments when you want to get all dolled up, the quilted design will keep you organized with card slots and phone pockets located in the interior.
Best Standout Design: Stoney Clover Lane
While most belt bags are horizontally rectangular in shape, this one stands out with its square design and attention-grabbing, metallic finish.