* Jane Fonda sported a belt bag to the Women’s March in L.A. * Belt bags store the essentials and keep your hands free * Deters theft by pickpockets and purse snatchers
You can’t win a fight with a purse in your hand. So Hollywood legend and feminist icon Jane Fonda set down her satchel and strapped on a belt bag (a.k.a. “fanny pack”) for the women’s march in Downtown Los Angeles on January 21.
While traditionally scorned as the telltale sign of a tourist, belt bags are making a comeback, especially when it comes to music festivals and, in this case, street demonstrations.
Fonda chose a simple black nylon pouch, but for more versatile styling options, choose a belt bag made with unique materials, interesting texture and detailed adornments, like these three that we spied, below:
Herschel Supply Co. Seventeen Hipsack
Made from a water-resistant polyester, this classic hip sack from Herschel is young and fresh with its “floral blur” pattern. Two zip pockets and an adjustable web strap add utility and comfort.
The fanny pack of the future, this “bum bag” from LA-based design firm, M.R.K.T., is made from a vegan-friendly felt, with a laser cut pattern and contrast color lining. Super comfortable and lightweight, you can feel good about using a bag that will hold up to your commute while using eco-friendly, thoughtfully-designed materials.
This sleek and chic belt bag features the signature Michael Kors “MK” PVC lining, along with gold-tone hardware, an embossed gold logo and an adjustable leather strap. A perfect purse alternative, this bag can hold your phone, makeup, keys and essentials in style for a night out with the girls.
When practicality is paramount, nothing comes close to a belt bag. You can carry everything you need while having your hands free to greet friends or keep hold of small children. Plus purse snatchers will find much more difficulty in stealing a belt bag from your waist than a satchel from your shoulder.
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