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Fanny Packs Are ‘Belt Bags’ Now And They’re Hotter Than Ever

Remember how people used to laugh at those strap-on purses? How we cringed at the sight of a puffy fanny pack on our hips, even though we won’t deny how handy it actually was. Well, thanks to fashion’s constant re-invention of accessories, the once passé fanny pack has ushered in the new belt bag trend.

As the name implies, belt bags are wrapped around the hips, secured by a belt-like strap. They are small enough for easy carry, but big enough to hold your essentials, like your phone, wallet, keys and even a small camera. Unlike the usual fanny pack, belt bags have more structure, almost like a miniature version of an iconic bag. Embellishment are also exaggerated to create a statement touch; and finally, some belt bags are cleverly designed to be versatile, allowing for convertible straps.

Do you have any travel plans this summer? Then maybe one of these belt bags will be your new on-the-go favorite:


Gucci “GG Marmont”


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Simple, but with an option to go bold, the Gucci GG Marmont comes in array of colors and finishes, from the standard leather black, to jeweled velvet.


Prada “Cahier” Belt Bag


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Molded after their iconic bag, the Prada Cahier now comes in the belt bag form for that lighter, easier carry.


Bershka Belt Bags

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If street-style casual is more your thing, Bershka belt bags come in array of designs for men and women. Nothing too fancy, but edgy all the same.


Chloé “Pixie” Belt Bag

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Dainty and chic, the Chloé “Pixie” can be attached around your waist with a golden chain, elevating your casual day-look.


Jérôme Dreyfuss “Felix Banane” Belt Bag


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Simple pouch with simple hardware detail, but all the best in bag construction and quality. You can’t go wrong with the leather or suede Felix Banane.


Miu Miu “Miu Lady” Belt Bag

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In different colors and embellishments, from the simplest buckle to jeweled finishes, the Miu Lady belt bag can be converted three ways: shoulder bag, belt-bag, or even just as a clutch. Three for one!



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