The feeling you get when start incorporating a hands-free bag into your daily wardrobe is like discovering a new app that makes your life ten times easier (hi, Seamless). It’s something you never really thought off as you carried around your trusty tote bag, but soon realized you can’t go a day without your brand new crossbody bag or backpack. And now we’re starting to notice a new handbag style that’s perfect for those who prefer carrying the utmost minimum while they’re out. It’s just so much more convenient.
Enter the belt bag, which is, frankly, a fancier new name for fanny pack—except you’ll look far from a typical tourist or a member of that dance crew on MTV. Designers like Gucci, Michael Kors, Prada, and Rebecca Minkoff have applied their fashion know-how to give the fanny pack the ultimate makeover. (Think textured details, high-shine hardware, and chic colors.) Check out our slideshow to see which belt bag you’ll be carrying this fall. They’re pretty adorable… and awesome.