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Fanny pack was a fashion thing in the 80s, where it became the waistline accessory of sport joggers and multi-taskers, touting this perfect sack to carry in keys, cell phone, money and whatever important thing that one needs to bring along while he goes running around the park or shifting from one part-time job to another. If we were to dig in the history of fanny packs, this minute purse accessory was introduced in the 15th century in France which was attached to a belt and was called by the French as a chatelaine. The name “fanny pack” was christened basically because it was supposed to be worn around the waist, at the back just above the rear, but later on many similar designs came about with its own specific location to be worn on the waistline, like at the side, hip, or mid-waist, and, thus, paved way for other names for this small bag, such as belly bag, buffalo pouch, belt pack, belted satchel.
Endorsements from celebrities have revived the clamor for fanny packs, as people see celebrities wearing their small bags snugly around their waists or slung across their bodies, so much so that designers made it more viable for people to have practical selections from utilitarian bags to the ultra chic. Because of the fanny pack’s all time popularity, many fashion designers are trying to lure buyers into their own design version using a variety of patterns and fabrics, such as plaid, leather, satin, sequined, animal skin, and even smiley faces. Styling the fanny pack as the it-fashion statement of the decade can be creatively pleasurable because of its handy nature because it can readily blend with the kind of fashion which the wearer is more comfortable, and, thus, it can be worn as a sleek satchel for the woman on the go, an impossibly chic accessory, a sure-fire back pack statement, an effortless way to be in jeans and jacket, or using leather iteration for a change. Perhaps, we are seeing more the reasons for the fanny pack’s revival trend, because of its multitude of benefits: fanny packs are incredibly comfortable to wear and use as it can only carry as much and, thus, the more important items are taken in and less of the unnecessary bag stuff; the location of wearing it relieves the physical burden resonating from the back or from the shoulder; one can sneak in a fanny pack as it is a perfect in-between bag and does not easily get as much attention; traveling with a fanny pack, helps ease out the burden of hauling over heavy luggage, but just the bare necessities to be declared to the airport security, such as passport, keys, credit cards, and other small important items; and, finally, this fashion statement accessory will be unabashedly go a long way more for its functionality.