Of all the ’80s trends that have come back to haunt us, the fanny pack seemed the least likely to catch on. But this decade’s take—rebranded as the belt bag—is sleek and streamlined. The only thing it has in common with the neon nylon fanny pack I you wore to a New Kids on the Block concert is the undeniable convenience. You can’t properly bop to “The Right Stuff” or take a decent selfie if you’re also juggling a cute but cumbersome clutch.
And celebrities get that. Here’s proof:
Mrs. Bieber modeled a convertible belt bag from Alexander Wang x Bulgari.
Stormi’s mom slung a plaid belt bag across a white sports bra.
In NYC, Kaia Gerber matched a black leather belt bag with black leather pants.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star stepped out in Los Angeles last month with daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin.
But no one knows her way around a belt bag quite like Bella Hadid, the patron saint of belt bags on the runway. Observe:
Walking the runway for Roberto Cavalli ready-to-wear fall/winter 2019–2020 at Milan Fashion Week.
At the Fendi ready-to-wear spring/summer 2019 show during Milan Fashion Week.
With Virgil Abloh after the Louis Vuitton menswear spring/summer 2019 show at Paris Fashion Week.
Leaving a hotel in Paris a month earlier.
Back on the runway for the Tod’s ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018–2019 show during Milan Fashion Week.
Leaving the Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week.
And the first time she was spotted in the wild with a belt bag: Walking the runway during the Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week.
Sure, maybe you were planning to leave fanny packs in the same place you left layered slouch socks. But if anything can change my mind, it’s Chanel.
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