The Chic Yet Practical Bag Style That's Trending Again in 2024


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Once an "embarrassing" trend, belt bags (also known as fanny packs) have found their way back into fashion over the past few years. While they may not be the number one bag trend right now, they're practical, and it seems like a ton of fashion people are leaning into that regardless of what's at the top of the trend cycle. After all, The Row has a selection of belt bags, and when the industry's favorite quiet-luxury brand gives a piece its stamp of approval, it's worth taking note of. They're either worn classically around the waist or slung over the shoulders like a crossbody bag. Sandy Liang also debuted a belt version of her well-loved bow bags, so convenience is turning out to be in style for 2024.

Whether you're looking for a sleek designer option to suit your everyday outfits or a sporty bag to accompany you on your runs, we've found the most stylish and practical belt bags on the market. If you're still hesitant about trying out belt bags for yourself, let these options convince you otherwise.

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Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.