Truly Chic Fanny Packs For Skipping Out On Strap Sweat

Yes, we said the "f" word. Thanks to tourists, grandmothers, and early aughts hipsters, the fanny pack is practically a curse (maybe we're prude, but "fanny" and "things we want to wear" rarely go together). But with this very cool crop of strapless bags, bum bags, belt bags or modular purses, the old stand-by is more relevant than ever. (Bottega makes a belt bag? Chloé to go? You bet.)
However, with these new hands-free carriers, style isn't our only concern. When the heat is ratcheting up (and the rain is coming down), there isn't much worse than unseemly strap sweat — we've all peeled our bags off of our shoulders or dealt with a purse tan. From the club, to on our bikes, to a chill afternoon with pals, these pouches and purses are ready to long as you are.
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Chloé Marcie Leather Bum Mini Bag, $570, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Jeffrey Campbell Abbate Fanny Bag, $165, available at Edge Of Urge.
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Akkesoir Python And Chain Fanny Pack Shoulder Bag, $394, available at Luisaviaroma.
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Afia Fanny Pack, $20, available at Afia.
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Bottega Veneta Black Intrecciato Leather Belt Bag, $799.99, available at Bluefly.
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Cleobella Cantina Mini Belt Bag, $69.30, available at ShopBop.
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Hayden Harnett Pompidou Clutch, $128, available at Hayden Harnett.
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Bag Snob For DKNY The Trendy Leather And Calf Hair Shoulder/Waist Bag, $130, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Ecote Studded Fanny Pack, $29, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Piquadro Fanny Pack, $49, available at Yoox.

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