|All the cool kids wear them!|
The fanny pack (US, Canada), belt pack (US), belly bag (US), Buffalo pouch (US), hip sack (US), hip pack (UK), bum bag (UK, Canada, Oceania), or moon bag (South Africa) is a small fabric pouch secured with a zipper and worn at the waist by a strap around the hips or waist.
|They come in so many varied colors!|
Fanny packs reached the peak of their popularity in the late 1980s and early- to mid-1990s. Today, however, fanny packs are considered unfashionable in some countries.[vague] "Weird Al" Yankovic, for instance, associates the wearing of fanny packs in his song "White & Nerdy." Many consider the fanny pack a sure mark for an out-of-place tourist, invoking the traditional tourist stereotypes known around the world.
Keep an eye out for the fanny pack at 2:02
|Who knew fanny packs could be sexy?|
For some, their resurrection is a form of ironic retro fashion. In this way, the fanny pack has made something of a comeback among youth in recent years, this time termed a pouch, or less commonly Buffalo pouch. Many top designers such as The North Face, Gucci, Prada, Coach, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton have taken the opportunity to resurrect and redesign the fanny pack.