Go Hands-Free With the 17 Best Fanny Packs
by Caroline Harris
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Fanny packs are making a comeback in 2020 — but then again, they never really went away when you look at A-lister fashion recently. For years, celebrities from Beyoncé to Rihanna have been sporting the divisive ‘90s trend. Like “dad shoes” and tiny sunglasses, fanny packs inspire lots of emotion.
But think of it this way: Fanny packs are essentially hands-free purses. The design is practical, freeing your hands while you’re running errands or waving your arms around at a music festival. There are many options on the market, including RFID blocking, ripstop nylon and zipper pocket designs. (You can also call fanny packs by their alternative name, belt bags, if it makes you feel more sophisticated.)
If you need some style inspiration, look to LA influencers like Alisha Marie and Sierra Furtado. These viral YouTubers are always one with the trends, so it’s no surprise fanny packs are their current favorite everyday bag style. Alisha Marie wears fanny packs while traveling in Tokyo and partying at Coachella.
“At first I wasn’t on with the fanny pack trend,” Furtado told her audience of 2.71 million subscribers in December. “But now I’m obsessed. It’s like a backpack vibe where you just throw it on, you don’t have to hold anything and it’s so good for concerts.”
Furtado summarizes the best parts of fanny packs: the cuteness and easy access to your essentials. If you’re still on the fence, check out our roundup of the 15 best fanny packs available in 2020. These designs may have you joining the fanny pack fan club — and looking super trendy while doing so.
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