Fanny packs…umm, Belt bags are in

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It’s hard to remember 1990’s fashion without thinking of fanny packs slung across people’s waists. The usefulness of the fanny pack is hard to argue (especially when traveling), but for years, the stigma of this fashion faux-pas made people steer clear of the strappy bags. Fear not, the fanny pack is back in fashion, but calling them belt bags is more apropos.

Many of the big designers showcased belt bags during their Spring/Summer 2018 collections.  Some are beautiful leather pieces and other are very reminiscent of the nylon bags that were commonplace over 25 years ago.

Here are a few of the nicer ones I’ve seen:

 

Hip Shot Convertible Crossbody Bag by Marc Jacobs

Image: Nordstrom/Marc Jacobs

 

Stud & Imitation Belt Bag by Steve Madden

Image: Nordstrom/Steve Madden

 

 

Quilted Vegan Leather Convertible Belt Bag by Mali and Lili

Image: Nordstrom/Mali and Lili

 

 

GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Belt Bag by Gucci

Image: Nordstrom/Gucci

 

 

Blythe Leather Belt Bag by Rebecca Minkoff

Image: Nordstrom/Rebecca Minkoff

 

I personally love the versatility of these belt bags, and if you choose the right one, they are also quite fashionable as well.

If you’re going to be sporting a belt bag this year, be sure to change things up and wear it both across your waist and as a crossbody.

Please tweet use the hashtag #lifeofVfashion and show us your favorite belt bags.

 

Hugs,

V

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