Ode to the Fanny Pack

Donkey Fanny Pack image via thisislandpalace.com

My parents used to send me to New Mexico each summer to visit my grandparents. They'd arm me with a tiny backpack and a fanny pack, in which they tucked crisp bills in case I needed anything. They warned me never to take the fanny pack off, but I didn't want to anyway--I knew it was the ultimate fashion statement.

image linked from fannypackantics --a great fanny pack resource.

Believe it or not, the fanny pack--which reached the height of its popularity in the late '80s and early '90s, is making a comeback.  I spotted something that looked alarmingly like a purse for the pelvis in photographs of the Miss Sixty fashion show at New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

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Fanny packs are even making their mark in the high fashion world. I found a Fendi fanny pack on Overstock.com for the low price of $369.99!

picture via overstock.com

Some looks are best left in the past. It's awfully hard to pull off a fanny pack without looking like a pitifully ironic hipster--but more power to you if you rock it well.
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