It’s back! The touristy, tacky fanny pack is making a comeback, but this time it’s coming back in leather and design.

I know, I’ve always thought they were tacky, especially when they were stuffed full of . . . stuff. But as a tourist, I’ve learned that they are great for keeping one’s wallet closet to the body. As a dog trainer, I’ve learned they are wonderful for holding dog treats while allowing your hands to stay free.
And now they’re back . . . and a pretty price, though you can bet that will soon come down. Read this article from the Wall Street Journal and take a look at the new varieties in the slide show–I sort of like them (except the one that looks like saddle bags. On my hips . . . . I don’t think so.) Still, the new designs seem to be slim . . . not much room for more than a single cell phone. On the other hand, sometimes a cell phone is all you need!
Interesting–I didn’t know that “fanny” was a nasty word in the UK and Australia . . . but each culture has its own taboo list. But “bum bag” isn’t much better. 🙁
Enjoy, fashionistas!


  1. Kathy C.

    I think I have a couple still stashed away from the first time around.

  2. Accidental Poet

    some day I will tell you the story about the lovely family of dear English friends I shocked into silence with the word “fanny” ….

  3. Lynda in Mo

    I completely reject this idea!! Lol I refuse to wear anything that makes me look like a marsupial! I’ll take a cross-body bag any day over this!

  4. Ruthie

    Nah. You can keep your “hands free bags.” Me? I’ll take a classic Coach bag every time! (I don’t want much, do I?? LOL)


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