You might have read this headline and felt yourself recoil in fear. In fact, this might be nothing more than a hate click! Look, I get it, but hear me out. Last summer, I was in London and Paris, and there was one thing the fashionable people—girls and guys, alike—had in common: you guessed it, fanny packs.
At first, I was like, "No, this is too hypebeast, even for me." But by the end of my time abroad, I grew to want one really badly, and I've been lusting over fanny packs ever since.
Now, months later and after attending Men's New York Fashion Week, I've seen a resurgence of them on fashion editors and fashion lovers alike. Still resistant? Think of it this way: You don't even have to call them fanny packs anymore. You can start calling them hip packs, which sounds at least a little bit better, right?
Need more convincing? Click through our list of the best fanny, er, I mean hip packs to buy right now and try not to want to strap this trend on as soon as possible.
Skinnydip London, Flame Bumbag, $30, available at Skinnydip London.
Herschel Supply Co., Tour Hip Pack Small, $34.99, available at Herschel Supply Co.
LeSportSac, Double Zip Belt Bag, $68, available at LeSportSac.
ASOS, Fanny Pack, $15.50, available at ASOS.
Nike, Large Capacity, $25, available at Nike.
Urban Outfitters, Dylan Belt Bag, $29, available at Urban Outfitters.
Vans, Burma Fanny Pack, $25, available at Vans.
Patagonia, Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack, $29, available at Patagonia.
Manhattan Portage, Midnight Alleycat Waist Bag, $45, available at NYLON Shop.
Jansport, Fifth Avenue Pack, $17, available at Jansport.