Fleabag’s Waist Wallets Are Fanny PACKS’ PREPPY COUSINS
By Rebekah Meiser, April 25th, 2011
From Diane von Furstenberg’s hip slinging bags to American Apparel’s nylon take, the fanny pack is shocking everyone with a comeback. But unlike the tacky, unflattering fad of the 90s, today’s fanny packs are super chic and slick. The eco-friendly brand Fleabag released its charming take on the re-emerging trend with a pair of leather waist wallets in two styles. The Nantucket. with vegetable-tanned leather and woven natural paper yarn basket-weave, is adorably preppy, while the Aquarium’s undersea photograph front (designed exclusively for Fleabags printed on leather) is a fun summer alternative to classic summer materials. Both bags, which retail for $165 and are available at Henri Bendel and fleabg.com, are the perfect size for your phone, iPod, and a bit of cash. The concept may seem a bit dated, but anything to add a bit more simplicity and ease to our summer activities is a welcome addition to our accessories closet. With a detachable belt and eco-friendly materials, Fleabag’s waist wallets are merely a distant relative of the fanny pack prototype.