It makes sense that fanny packs are back (and have been for a few years now). After all, mom jeans and bum bags go together, right? While we can thank Gen Z for bringing back these functional, gender-neutral purse substitutes, it’s high fashion designers who have also given fanny packs a new lease of life – and cleverly renamed them “belt bags.” “. From Fendi to Gucci, there’s a luxury fanny pack for everyone. And, if you don’t feel like wearing one around your waist, you can always wear it on your body for a very trendy look. Here are some of the best high fashion fanny packs – or belt bags – that might convince you to buy one (if you haven’t already!).
Bestiary belt bag with bees by Gucci, $980
Both playful and stylish, this Bestiary belt bag with bees from Gucci can be worn around the waist or across the chest. The whimsical bee design is gender neutral and contrasts with the classic Gucci logo motif. This fanny pack is perfect for travel or a shopping weekend in the city.
Baby Lou belt bag in quilted grain by Saint Laurent$895
If you love the little things, this Baby Lou belt bag from Saint Laurent might be calling your name. It comes in four colors and features a chain belt that can also be detached if desired. The pom pom adds a fun touch to this mini bag that’s perfect for anything you normally keep in your wallet. And, since you’ll keep it close to your body, it’s perfect for maneuvering through large crowds like music festivals and city streets.
Large belt bag by Fendi, $1,750
For a more understated yet elegant look, Fendi’s Big Belt Bag will hold all your necessities – phone, wallet, keys – while leaving your hands free. Made in Italy, the bag earns bonus points for being durable. It’s made from recycled materials like fishing nets and is itself recyclable when it’s used (if anyone really wanted to recycle a Fendi bag!).
Medusa Music belt bag by Versace, $1,150
If you’re looking for something a little more rock and roll than the basic fanny pack, this Medusa Music belt bag from Versace is the perfect combination of retro, modern and punk. Made of calfskin, the bag features two patches and recalls the music festivals of generations past. It’s practically screaming to be worn at a music festival today and will give you all the space you need for your valuables.
Essential U belt bag with label effect prints by Givenchy, $990
Finally, a high fashion fanny pack that’s called something more than a belt bag. This Essential U bum bag with label-effect prints by Givenchy is a collaboration with graphic artist Chito. It’s irreverent just as 2022 demands.
Nylon belt bag by Prada, $1,270
A pop of bright color can turn any look from boring to bold, which is exactly what this nylon belt bag from Prada will do. The red color is perfect for adding interest to any outfit and the belt bag is ideal for storing everything you need when running around town.