Prada and Fendi among others reinterpret the fanny pack

Quilted, embellished, or minimalistic, waist pouches are the new ‘it’ bags

Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo Published :  02nd February 2018 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  02nd February 2018 12:00 AM

Kendall Jenner

Aside from walkmans and scrunchies (which are also set to be a huge trend this year, we’re told), belt bags or fanny packs were a common sighting back in the ’80s. The polarising bag trend makes a return to mainstream fashion with stars like Kendall Jenner and Rihanna favouring it. Design houses from Prada to Fendi have reinterpreted it to suit the sartorial palate of the contemporary fashionista. Here’s our pick:

Simple pleasures
This minimalistic leather bag from the label PB 0110 is perfect for those looking for something that is fuss-free yet chic. Called AB65, the piece comes with silver-tone metal hardware and grey suede interior. Rs.28,450

Logo love
The FendiCam bag is available in two shades — black and beige. The skillfully crafted accessory which is made with calf leather comes with an adjustable strap with cutouts of the brand’s logo, F, a zip closure with a tassel pull, and the full logo embossed on the front. Rs.88,370 approximately

Earn your stripes
Stylish and functional, Rag & Bone’s Ellis fanny pack is roomy enough for all your essentials. Made from leather, it is designed with black and white stripes for a contemporary look. The bag has a top zip closure, and a smaller pocket in front. We love the tassels attached to the zip. Rs.30,830 approximately

Blue dreams
The brand, Wandler’s Anna belt bag is made from Italian calf leather in a refreshing powder blue shade. The bag has two compartments, to stow your phone and your lipstick. Rs.34,180 approximately

Over the moon
See by Chloe offers its signature half moon silhouette in the trendy style with the Kriss belt bag which can be converted to a crossbody. Antique rose textured leather forms the body, which is accented with golden eyelets. The interior is lined with twill and has enough room for just the essentials. Rs.22,520 approximately

Quilty as charged
This bag from Prada is crafted from quilted velvet and is finished with leather trimmings. The black pouch has dangling brass rings for a fun element and features a small pocket in front for your phone. It can also be worn as a crossbody bag when required. Rs.1,12,135 approximately

Go for gold
Get glamorous with this creation from Nancy Gonzalez. The golden-hued fanny pack is fashioned out of crocodile leather. The hardware is gold tone. On the inside, which is lined with suede, there is an open pocket and a card slot. Rs.1,67,300 approximately