The Coolest Fanny Packs That Will Change Your Mind About Them

The '90s staple is back, and, yeah, you need one.

Design by Morgan McMullen

Ever since that '90s staple, the fanny pack, made a comeback on the spring 2018 runways, everybody has changed their mind about them. Especially after Kendall Jenner and Beyoncé began wearing fanny packs of their own, and street style stars rocked them at front row at Fashion Week. The industry has fully re-embraced this beloved throwback accessory, and it's time you do, too.

If you're still skeptical about the trend, or haven't yet found the fanny pack you love, I understand. There are plenty of duds out there, which is why I went on a hunt to find the very best ones for 2019. These include the most current styles and at every price point. Whether you want a pouch under $20 for upcoming music festivals, or a designer one to replace your crossbody bag with, you'll find the one within the 11 options, below.

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1 Usher Colorblock Denim Belt Bag

There are usually one or two pieces in my boyfriend's closet that I'd totally steal borrow and wear, this fanny pack being one of them. Though it's from the men's section of Nordstrom, this denim pouch has a unisex vibe with the color-block print.

2 Fanny Pack in Peach

If function is what you're after, you'll love this durable canvas fanny pack with tear-resistant fabric. The peachy hue is just enough to keep things interesting and subtle without resorting to neon pinks and greens. Plus it's only $19, so you don't have to spend too much to enjoy the latest bag trend.

3 Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Crosspack
Rihanna x Fenty

Rihanna's fanny packs are wearable and make a fashion statement. This larger-than-life bow comes in two colors, green and pink, with a zip-up pouch on the back. With this around your waist, you don't need any other accessories. 

4 Hip Shot Convertible Crossbody Bag
Marc Jacobs

I love bags you can wear multiple ways, like this Marc Jacobs piece. It comes with both an adjustable webbing waist belt and a gold crossbody chain strap. Also, you can thank the brand for offering this versatile bag in six different two-toned shades.

5 Nautical Stripe Double Belt Bag
Steve Madden

The kind of fanny pack you'd bring with you on a fancy yacht outing (okay, let a girl dream). Between the nautical details and the useful two-pouch contraption, this accessory does all it's asked to and more. Pair with an all-white outfit or white summer dress and complete the look with espadrille sandals. 

6 Small Atlas Belt Bag
Rag & Bone

This Rag & Bone fanny pack unsnaps from all sides to reveal a cowhide and inner suede lining. But don't worry about any contents spilling out—its sleek and sturdy shape will protect all your belongings. 

7 Mindy Belt Bag
See by Chloé

There's the fanny pack and then the "fashion" fanny pack. This Chloé option falls into the latter. With oversize details like the safety pin and ring zippers, its embellishments evoke a touch of punk against the brand's youthful and romantic charm. 

8 Grumps Convertible Bum Bag
Tory Sport

This grumpy face is having the opposite effect on me—it's actually lifting my mood.  The cartoonish design has popped up on various Tory Sport pieces from hoodies to backpacks, giving the line a  youthful, fun feel. For a fanny pack that doesn't fit that traditional rectangular form, opt for this quirky style.

9 Metallic Raffia Belt Bag
Poolside Bags

Fanny packs have long been associated with dads and tourists, but you won't feel like either with this raffia option. The leather cowhide strap and metallic straw weaving are much more stylish than plain nylon. Style with your favorite summer dress and straw hat. 

10 Moonbeam Fanny Pack

You need an inexpensive fanny pack to hold you over for weekend 1 at Coachella, right? I recommend this no-fuss woven pouch from LOLA, which is only $14. Aside from the affordable price, it also comes in two other colors and an easy to use buckle strap.  

11 Multi Pocket Leather Belt Bag
JW Anderson

Here's a quartet of leather pouches to stuff your chapstick, loose change, and concert tickets into. Each compartment can hold specific items, so your fanny pack isn't one big pouch of chaos. Marie Kondo would be proud.


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