The New It Bag: The Fanny Pack

By Francesca Brunsden, Social Media Manager and Mom

Why We Love Fanny Packs

Fanny packs are back and they're one of 2018’s must-have items. They were spotted all over the runways at New York Fashion Week and in the glossy pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

Everyone is wearing them!

Poppys Collection Gucci Fanny PackPoppys Collection Kendall Jenner fanny pack Poppys Collection Prada Fanny Pack

Left: Gucci (Spring 2018), Centre: Kendall Jenner (Backgrid Photo), Right: Prada (Spring 2018)

Celebrities love them too. From Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, and Kim Kardashian West, to Bella Hadid. Even Leonardo DiCaprio was papped wearing one on his recent trip to Thailand.

When you think of fanny packs, you might have flashbacks to the 1980's or your grandparents' retirement community in Florida. But no more! Once a fashion faux pas, the bum bag (as the Brits call them) or the belt bag, is now a cool statement piece. And fanny packs are even more awesome if you're a mom.

Here's why.

The Statement Piece

Vogue Magazine voted it the must-have spring/summer fashion accessory for 2018. Plus, Gucci, Prada and Marc Jacobs all featured them in their Spring 2018 collections. 

The Practical Accessory

Its pockets are easily accessible and it's the perfect middle size for days when a backpack is too big and pockets are too small. It's just big enough to fit a diaper, some wipes, your wallet and a snack. Plus, wearing one gives you the ability to wear your baby in a ring sling or carrier at the same time and have your hands completely free all day. Bonus!

Plus, fanny packs come with an adjustable belt you can cinch at the waist. They suit every body shape or size. You can also sling it over your shoulder or wear it cross-body. The belt turns it into the perfect stroller bag too.

The Year-Round Handbag

The award-winning and innovative Tiba + Marl fanny pack is exclusive to Poppys Collection in Canada. It's available in sporty black and sexy silver and can be worn any season of the year. 

Poppys Collection Tiba + Marl Silver Fanny Pack

The Traveller's Best Friend 

Fanny packs are also great for travelling. Take yours for a stroll on the beach or a hike up a mountain. It's perfect for any trip!

The Twinning Combo

Fanny packs come in mini sizes too. Perfect for the littles to carry around their own stuff for once!

Poppys Collection Mermaid Kids Fanny Packs

Poppys Collection Rockahula Kids Fanny Pack

And that's why we love the fanny pack! You can wear them sporty or glam, or whatever way suits your mood. Just throw one over your shoulder and you're ready to go! Now that's an easy and versatile accessory for any mom. You're welcome.

About the Author

Poppys Collection Francesca Brunsden Social Media Manager and Mother with son BodieTwitter: @wethemamas  Instagram@wethemamas  Facebook: @wethemamasFrancesca Brunsden is a transplanted Brit, a hairstylist-turned-entrepreneur, a queen crafter, and one social mama. Her network boasts some of the most highly connected millennial moms in with a reach of 2.5 million followers and growing. Her social media management skills are unparalleled: whether it's making compelling Instagram stories and posts, beating the latest iteration of social media algorithm into submission, or building personal and long-term relationships with customers and influencers. Francesca has perfected the brand voice that connects with millennial moms where they are at least 8 hours every day, online.

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