10 Fashionable Fanny Packs Ranked in Order of Extra-ness

by Aria Darcella

Fanny packs (now more fashionably referred to as “belt bags”) are not only trending, but are fast becoming the most ornate and extravagant accessories one can own. To prove it, here’s a rundown of 10 of the most over-the-top options currently available, ranked in order of general “extra”-ness.

10. Alexander Wang’s Stud Fest
Complete with oversized zippers and a chain for a belt, this fanny pack is perfect for those times when you really want to be the most extra person in the mosh pit.

(Saks Fifth Avenue)

“Attica” Soft Leather Fanny Pack, ALEXANDER WANG (Available at Saks Fifth Avenue), $1,295

9. A Regal Blue Velvet Valentino
Extra points go to anyone who wears this and sings along to “Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton. “She wore bluuuue velveeet/bluer than velvet was the niiiiight.”


Rockstud Spike Quilted Velvet Belt Bat, VALENTINO (Available at Matchesfashion), $1,202

8. Frost Yourself With This Roger Vivier
This little number has a crystal encrusted front. Go classic with your extra choices, and get something sparkly.

(Roger Vivier)

“Belty Viv” Bag, ROGER VIVIER,  $1,675

7. A “Charming” Balenciaga
The most expensive way to start a conversation about your summer abroad.


“Souvenir” XS Belt Bag, BALENCIAGA (Available at Matchesfashion), $1,834

6. Furry Fashion Friend
Think pink, but also think mink — because that’s what this little furball is made out of.

(Moda Operandi)

“Furrissima” Belt Pack, SIMONETTA RAVIZZA (Available at Moda Operandi), $1,827

5. Bigger Is Better
There is nothing more extra than carrying what could be a carry-on travel bag around your waist like it’s nbd. The jury is still out on how this will effect your spine, though.


Oversized Belt Bag, PRADA (Available at Farfetch), $1,550

4. A Chanel That Casually Costs Over $3 Grand
If you’re going to own a Chanel fanny pack, wouldn’t you want it resemble the label’s iconic “Cosmos” bag, rather than one of Lagerfeld’s more literal interpretations from the Spring 20104 rollerblade-themed couture collection? Of course you would, because specificity is extremely extra.


Vintage “Cosmos” Logo Bag, CHANEL (Available at Farfetch), $3,071

3. Two Garments, One Fanny Pack
There is nothing more extra than having a mock version of a wholly different piece of clothing attached as a design detail.

(Saks Fifth Avenue)

Pleated Skirt Panel Fanny Pack, R13 (Available at Saks Fifth Avenue), $595

2. Flashy Patterns, Flashy Hardwear
As the bold pattern and texture of the calfhair isn’t enough, this MCM fanny pack is decorated with 24k gold plated hardware. Solid gold, baby!

(MCM Worldwide)

Logo Plate Bag in Leopard Print Calf Hair, MCM, $895

1. The Full Gianni Versace
This. Bag. Has. Everything: plaid, gold medallions, the Versace medusa — Cher Horowitz would very much approve. But to truly be extra, one must pair a matching plaid skirt.

(Luisa Via Roma)

Wool Plaid Bag With Charms, VERSACE (Available at Luisa Via Roma), $1,895

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