What’s the biggest style trend for any music festival other than male cleavage, ethnic misappropriation and really stupid tees? Fanny packs, a.k.a. “belt bags.” (The latter is a chicer term coined by fashion folks.)
No longer for the dad set, these ’90s throwbacks are highly functional staples, used to store small items when hands are busy doing the nae nae. I mean, who has room to dance with a backpack or a crossbody bag over their shoulders?
Good thing these fanny packs translate far beyond the deserts of Indio, California, having been worn by street style stars and recreated by luxury brands. It’s a prime example of how fashion from Coachella can have a real impact on the masses, and proves that haute hippie isn’t only for music festivals.
Below, we lay out the 10 hippest bags to buy now — for your next festival or everyday wardrobe: