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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 14 options, ahead.

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1 Whipstitch Belt Bag
Madewell nordstrom.com

This Western-inspired fanny pack has scalloped edges for a sweet effect. It's a nice way to ease yourself into the belt bag trend without going into full tourist mode. 

2 La Ceinture Bello Leather Crossbody Bag
Jacquemus modaoperandi.com

There's the fanny pack and then the "fashion" fanny pack. This Jacquemus option falls into the latter. With a structured envelope silhouette and a gold logo on the front flap, the design is both sleek and functional.   

3 Leather Belt Bag
Gucci nordstrom.com

You've seen this Gucci fanny pack on all your favorite street style stars, so maybe it's time to finally splurge on one of your own. Draw inspo from the fashion crowd and wear this over a blazer, crop top, and biker shorts. 

4 Tech Leather Belt Bag
Manu Atelier modaoperandi.com

Here's a trio 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.

5 Banane Lucille Fanny Pack
A.P.C. nordstrom.com

The unisex fanny pack you and your SO can share together. The camo print is suitable for guys who want a little design, but nothing too crazy and great for ladies who prefer darker tones in their accessories. 

6 Logo Sling Bag
Fila urbanoutfitters.com

You need a budget-friendly fanny pack to hold you over for music festivals, right? I recommend this no-fuss pouch from Fila, which is only $34. Aside from the affordable price, it also comes in black for another easy-to-wear option. 

7 Bumbag
Adidas by Stella McCartney shopbop.com

Sporty gals will obsess over this Adidas by Stella McCartney fanny pack. The front pouch sports the name of two well-known brands while the overall design is smooth and athletic for on-the-go wearers. 

8 Convertible Belt Bag
Marc Jacobs shopbop.com

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.

9 Andi Stripe Small Half-Moon Belt Bag
Kate Spade New York nordstrom.com

Colorful fanny packs can be hard to match with everyday outfits, but that's not the case with this one. The muted hues work together to create a soothing palette for the eyes. Wear with this white dress.

10 Addicted Belt Bag
Parisa Wang shopbop.com

Parisa Wang takes the traditional fanny pack shape and flips it vertically to play with the style around your waist. This drop pouch has a vintage feel because of the gold hardware and croc-embossed design, so wear with your favorite Levi's 501. 

11 Croc Embossed Leather Belt Bag
8 Other Reasons x Jill Jacobs nordstrom.com

The kind of fanny pack you'd bring with you on a fancy yacht outing in Lake Como (okay, let a girl dream). Between the croc embossing and the useful two-pouch contraption, this accessory does all it's asked to and more. Pair with a floral summer dress and complete the look with espadrille sandals. 

12 Anna Large Leather Belt Bag
Wandler modaoperandi.com

Neon accessories scare some people, but not you. You're already thinking of all the ways to incorporate this half-moon fanny pack from Amsterdam-based label Wandler into your weekend outfits. Don't feel like wearing it around your waist that day? No worries, the straps can turn it into a regular shoulder bag.

13 Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Crosspack
Rihanna x Fenty yoox.com

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. 

14 Small Atlas Belt Bag
Rag & Bone shopbop.com

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. 


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