It's been here for years. Once the object of ridicule, the fanny pack is an accessory most self-appointed stylish humans wouldn't be caught dead in (it was reserved for the sock-and-sandal travel set).
Yet slowly but surely, the purse-like accessory began appearing at fashion shows, on street-style hipsters and on celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and Beyoncé, all whom were unironically donning these bags around their waists (or across their chests -- as the kids do).
Designers like Gucci, Rag & Bone and Cuyana offer chic iterations of the accessory formerly known as a fanny pack, now referred to as the more fashion-appropriate moniker "belt bags."
Call them what you will, there is no travel bag more versatile.
LeSportsac: Artist Jason Woodside collaborated with LeSportsac on this colorful take on the classic fanny pack.
Patagonia: The lightweight mini hip pack from Patagonia runs $29 and stuffs into its own pocket for packing ease.
Everlane: Everlane's street nylon fanny pack comes in dark grey and black.
Clare V.: This version of the belt bag is available in "Black Perf," perforated heavyweight Italian cowhide.
Cuyana: The mini circle belt bag is made from Italian leather and can be worn as a belt or used as a shoulder bag.
Rag & Bone: The leather Elliot fanny pack is 16 inches long with an adjustable strap.
Gucci: The GG Marmont matelassé leather belt bag represents the height of luxury.