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15 Fresh Ways to Wear a Designer Fanny Pack

May 14, 2023May 14, 2023

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Very few trends have made a comeback quite like the fanny pack. For decades, the belted accessory was written off as a fashion faux pas, only to redeem itself in recent years as a must-have in every well-dressed woman's closet. Today, the fanny pack has evolved from a sporty knapsack to a bonafide trendy staple. Thanks to a handful of cool, designer waist bags currently on the market, it's evident that they aren't going anywhere anytime soon either.

Whatever your personal style may be, there's an option for everyone that elevates the fanny from its tourist on vacation roots. If you favor a sportier shape, Prada's elevated take on the classic nylon version is a solid bet. If you are a minimalist, lean towards Jil Sander's slouchy canvas belt bag whereas if you're fully into logomania, Gucci and Dior's heritage prints make for some truly luxe takes on the trend.

They may seem casual in nature but fanny packs needn't be reserved for daytime only. YSL's round quilted fanny is the perfect example of a chain belt bag option that works for an updated evening look that doesn't take itself so seriously. Ahead, find 15 cool, designer fanny packs that work for just about every situation and ensemble.

A modern interpretation of the fanny pack, Jacquemus' La Ceinture belt features a small, wallet-like zip pouch that fits both credit cards and cash comfortably. Weave it into your belt loops on a pair of jeans or a trouser pant for a cool, downtown look that's beyond practical. While the classic black option is sleek, the bubble gum pink is a great option if you're feeling more whimsical.

Size: 35.5" Length

Material: Leather

Color: Black, Pink

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La Ceinture Belt Bag


Those who prefer an everyday style should consider a water-wicking nylon, which is used often for more casual Prada bags. This logo belt bag will withstand unexpected weather conditions and you won't have to worry about the natural wear and tear that comes with wearing a bag every day. And while it's sporty by nature, it can easily be dressed up with a leather trench and slacks for a polished, off-duty look.

Size: 4.9"H x 8.26" W x 1.77" L

Material: Nylon

Colors: Black

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Logo-Plaque Belt Bag


Go hands free with this belt bag inspired by a riding satchel. Made from woven canvas, the material is water-repellent with anti-stain properties. The overall design has a classic feel, thanks to clean piping and a minimalist buckle clasp. Supremely versatile, this L/Uniform No. 25 belt bag can be carried two ways, across the body or as a true belt bag.

Size: 7.3"W x 5.1"L x 2"D. 63.7" max strap length.

Material: 63% cotton, 37% linen

Colors: Beige

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No. 25 Belt Bag


For an extra-large sized bum bag option, look to Clare V.'s 'Grande Fanny.' A slim pouch with a simple zip, there is plenty of room to store everything from your wallet to your cell phone to your favorite pair of sunglasses. The unique, rattan-style, leather exterior gives it a playful twist that's still wearable while the detachable and adjustable strap make it extra practical.

Size: 12.75" W x 8" H. Strap: 19.5 - 30".

Material: Leather

Colors: Multi

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Grande Fanny Belt Bag


Brunello Cucinelli is known for luxurious, quality goods—and this fanny pack is no exception. Made from textured calf leather that is soft and sumptuous, the adjustable web strap belt ensures you will find your perfect fit along the waistline. The zipper is trimmed with the house's iconic monili trim, for a subtle nod to its Italian roots.

Size: 19.7"H x 5.9"W x 3.5"D

Material: Textured Napa Calf Leather, Ribbon, and Nylon

Colors: Blush

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Bum Monili Belt Bag


Sometimes the simplest designs are the ones worth investing in. Il Bisonte's belt bag is made from smooth, cowhide leather, that has been tanned and responsibly produced in Italy. The small, rounded pouch hangs perfectly on the leather belt. Choose from multiple colors, from a neutral black or caramel, to something with a little more oomph, like this ruby red.

Size: 33, 35, 37" belt lengths

Material: Cowhide Leather

Color: Ruby Red, Black, Milk, Caramel, Natural, Wisteria

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Belt Bag


Jil Sander's utilitarian take on the belt bag is clean, minimalist, and classic. Made from a canvas-like fabric, the folded shape can be worn for a casual day of errands with activewear and sneakers or to work with a tailored skirt and loafers.

Size: 4.3" H x 9"W x 2.76" D. Total length: 55".

Material: 100% Fabric

Colors: Sage Green and Yellow

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Utility Logo-Print Belt Bag


This style is two-in-one. A mini top-handle bag is laced through a thin belt, for a stylish approach to the micro bag trend. Store your credit cards, keys and little necessities in this stylish option in bold cream. Belt it over a ruched, body con dress for a night out or a boyfriend blazer for a daytime approach.

Size: 2.4"D x 3.9"H x 4.7"W. Min. Strap Length: 24.8"; Max. Strap Length: 46.9"; Handle Drop: 1.2".

Material: Cow Leather

Colors: Cream

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Iside Convertible Belt Bag


Fanny packs are practical by nature. But taking it a step further are the surprisingly spacious iterations designed with utility pockets. EDAS is just one of the names putting their spin on the compartmental silhouette, which is equipped with plenty of pouches for all your daily essentials. Try cinching yours around a boyfriend blazer to temper the oversized fit.

Size: Zip Bag: 4"W x 3.75"H x .25"D; Flap Bag: 5.5"W x 5.5"H x 2"D; Adjustable belt: 52", tip to tip.

Material: Leather

Colors: Camel, Midnight

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Mini Leather Belt Bag


Bottega Veneta's heritage intrecciato pattern stands out on this woven belt bag, thanks to the bold green color. Opt for this bright style to bring a pop of color to any ensemble; this hue pairs just as well with a coordinated color story as it does all black.

Size: 7"W x 3.75"H x 2"D

Material: Leather

Colors: Mermaid, Porridge Gold

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Cassette Leather Belt Bag


When one thinks of a fanny pack, a well-sized pouch pocket likely comes to mind. But today, waist bags come in a range of sizes and silhouettes—including the barely-there skinny belt seen throughout fashion month.

The Row's belt bag is fit with a single envelope compartment to hold smaller essentials—like credit cards, an ID, and other key cards. It's great for days that require light travel. Loop it through your favorite high-waisted slacks for a cinched look or around your neck for easy access.

Size: 3"H x 3.5"W; 49" length shoulder strap.

Material: Leather

Colors: Black

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Envelope Mini Leather Belt Bag


Quintessential fanny pack designs include sizable compartments and adjustable waist belts that allow the retro accessory to sit comfortably above your hips. Gucci's bag is the epitome of a tried-and-true classic design. Instantly recognizable by the double-G print and heritage details, its buckle belt can be worn at the hip or across the chest. When it comes to styling, keep the rest to a minimum and let the splashy style speak for itself.

Size: 9"W x 4.7"H x 1"D

Material: Canvas, Leather

Colors: Beige/Ebony GG Supreme Canvas, Black GG Supreme Canvas, Beige/White GG Supreme Canvas

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Belt Bag with Interlocking G


With chain belts circa Y2K on the rise, it was only a matter of time before waist bags with similar features became just as popular. Enter: the modern coin purse. A traditional leather pouch pocket is strung on delicate chain straps, giving the timeless design a hands-free update. This Saint Laurent version works just as well with denim and a graphic tee, as it does cinched around a collared blouse and blazer combo.

Size: 34 inches / 3.1"H x 5.1"W x 3.9"D; Adjustable belt: 25.6"-39.4"

Material: Calf Leather

Colors: Nero

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Baby YSL Round Belt Bag


The Saddle bag from Dior was the It-bag of the early 2000s, and this belt bag version of it still feels totally modern. The organic pouch shape is hung around an adjustable belt, and trimmed with all the same details as the original bag, such as the front 'D' stirrup and 'CD' metal letters. If you are a minimalist, wear as a standalone, statement piece against a neutral palette, or if you want to have a little more fun, mix and match with a brighter ensemble.

Size: 8 x 6.5 x 1 inches

Material: Jacquard, Leather

Color: Blue Dior Oblique Jacquard

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Saddle Belt Pouch


Proenza Schouler put its own twist on the belt bag, with this sling shape that both roomy and easy to carry. Swing over your shoulder or crossbody with the adjustable strap, fitted with the classic, sporty fanny pouch shape. Wear with crisp shirting and an oversized jean for a downtown cool approach.

Size: 5.5"H x 18" L x 4.25" D. Strap drop: 11.75".

Material: Cowhide Leather

Colors: Vanilla

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Stanton Leather Sling Bag


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