This Practical ’90s Bag Trend Is Making A Comeback

Yes, you want a fanny pack.
This Practical ’90s Bag Trend Is Making A Comeback

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Fanny pack, belt bag, waist bag, bum bag, hip pack—this summer’s It bag goes by many names. Like other ’90s style staples—platform shoes, scrunchies, bike shorts and tie-dye, for example—the humble fanny pack is making its return, and has been popping up on runways, social media and in stores over the past couple of seasons. From sporty nylon bags to chic leather pockets, this year’s iterations reinvent the style in fresh materials, shape and colours. Wear it slung low around your waist, use it to cinch an oversized dress or wear it crossbody for an effortlessly cool look.

But belt bags are more than just a fashion statement—their hands-free design is perfect to carry your phone, keys, lips balm and hand sanitizer when running socially distant errands. Here, 13 fanny packs that are both cute and practical.


This faux croc-leather belt bag with an adjustable strap is the perfect neutral to pair with any outfit.

Belt Bag, $30,

H&M belt bag


Sleek yet functional, this leather pouch—that can be worn crossbody or around the waist—provides easy access for your everyday essentials.

Pouch 001, $185,

Bouquet Pouch 001

Matt & Nat

Available in four colours, this flap-over fanny pack is both luxe and laidback.

Park Vegan Waist Bag, $67,

Matt & Nat Park Vegan Waist Bag

Call It Spring

If you’re looking to add a little ’80s energy to your wardrobe, this candy-coloured belt bag will do just that.

Bombbaby Belt Bag, $35,

Call It Spring Bombbaby Belt Bag


Enjoy a hands-free lifestyle with this sporty fanny pack that comes with two roomy pouches and an adjustable belt.

Iconic Stripe Belt Bag, $35,

Adidas Iconic Stripe Belt Bag


This versatile, mock-croc belt bag can also be worn as a crossbody.

Cross X Belt, $120,

ai Cross X Belt


This no-fuss, bestselling belt bag is made with buttery leather that will only look better with age.

The Leather Belt Bag, $63,

Madewell The Leather Belt Bag


A lightweight, comfortable belt bag that's perfect for carrying essentials on the run.

On The Beat Belt Bag, $58,

Lululemon On The Beat Belt Bag

Small Hours

This handcrafted pebbled belt bag is a minimalist’s dream, with room for only the essentials.

Flat Belt Bag, $100,

Small Hours Workshop Flat Belt Bag


This quilted pack is wildly affordable.

Mini Waist Belt, $8, available in stores

Winners Mini Waist Belt


This blush pink belt bag comes with internal storage and card sleeves so you can ditch your wallet.

Orion Belt Bag, $53,

Herschel Orion Belt Bag

Tree Fairfax

Worn crossbody, around the waist or carried as a clutch, this sophisticated half-moon bag offers function and fashion.

Half-Moon Waist Bag, US$115,

Tree Fairfax Half-Moon Waist Bag


Practicality meets style in this water-resistant fanny pack.

Original Fanny Pack, $60,

Hunter Original Fanny Pack


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