The Revival of Fanny Packs

Sporting a fanny pack was the in-thing in the 80s and was particularly patronized by almost everyone, from joggers to busy people, who wanted a light carrying sack that could be strapped into their waistlines, within reach of their lifeline things which were basically their house or car keys, cell phones, etc. If we were to dig in the history of fanny packs, this minute purse accessory was introduced in the 15th century in France which was attached to a belt and was called by the French as a chatelaine. Depending on which location on the waistline is the fanny pack worn, bag designers have christened their own names for the fanny pack, which originally was worn around the waist with the bag positioned at the rear end, and so, names like  belly bag, buffalo pouch, belt pack, belted satchel came about as they were slung at the side, hip, or in the middle waist. Read more about bags at

Endorsements from celebrities have revived the clamor for fanny packs at, as people see celebrities wearing their small bags snugly around their waists or slung across their bodies, so much so that designers made it more viable for people to have practical selections from utilitarian bags to the ultra chic. Going about on the market today, you can see so many kinds of brands carrying their own fanny pack version in a multitude of fabrics and patterns, like plaid, leather, satin, sequined, animal skin, and even smiley faces. Branding the fanny pack has gone a long way for this unlikely accessory to be now a must-have fashion statement, so here are some comeback come-ons: sleek satchel for the woman on the go, an impossibly chic accessory, a sure-fire back pack statement, an effortless way to be in jeans and jacket, or upgrading the fanny pack with leather iteration.

 People are finding more benefits from fanny packs than they would have ever imagined and these are what they have found: it's more comfortable to wear fanny packs, as they eliminate the idea of carrying heavy, unnecessary stuff and the location of where it is worn alleviates any back or shoulder strain; traveling has become incredible easy, passing through airport security with less load bulk on your body with just this small bag accessory carrying your passport, keys, credit cards, and other important items; it is the perfect in-between bag which you can sneak in without drawing in attention; it's not just a fashion statement, but it's all about functionality and any wearer of it boldly demonstrates his unabashed choice of a practical bag accessory.

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