Formerly known as the sporty accessory, donning the fanny pack quickly became a passé tourist thing. But today, strapping one to your hip, in earnest, won't deem you a paranoid traveler or a naïve fashion victim. Thanks to a major comeback on the runways, designers like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Bottega Veneta have catapulted the fanny pack, or the more fashionable monitor "belt bag," to cool-girl status.
The practicality of a fanny pack is unrivaled. There's nothing more liberating than going hands-free, and with roomier interiors and loads of pockets, you don't have to decide between your important life essentials—go ahead, take the cell phone and the keys. Keep it elevated with a slim leather style or get into on-trend prints, like camos and tie dyes. Ahead, we've got options with loads of fashion-meets-function potential.
This water-repellent belt bag was designed for people on the go, and who isn't?
Made from recycled polyester, this vintage floral print belt bag has two front zip pockets that will keep your essentials easily accessible.
This circular belt bag is designed with an adjustable strap so it can serve double duty as a shoulder bag, too.
Bring this quilted belt bag along on your travels. It's studded with pockets and easily rolls up for all of your packing needs.
This "bum bag" can be worn as a belt bag, across the body, or thrown over your shoulder.
This elevated design is made with 14k gold-plated hardware and lined with organic cotton canvas fabric.
This highlighter hued tie dye belt bag is roomy enough to fit the essentials, and then some.
This feminine leather belt bag is dainty enough to fit through your belt hoops.
Wear this rainbow colored puff belt bag proudly; it was created in support of LGBTQ+ rights.
This bold striped belt bag has a super roomy top to fit bulky items like your cell phone and sunglasses case.
This anything-but-boring belt bag will shake up any look.
If you had to choose one, this ultra chic woven belt bag is it.
Is there anything hipper (pun intended) than this adorable front flap bag?
This logo-mania belt bag is the brainchild of Cali-based artist Joshua Vides, who reinterpreted the classic Fendi motif with his signature Pop art spin.
This structured belt bag marries a shoulder bag's sophistication with a belt bag's functionality.