It's the travel accessory you didn't know you needed. 

By Madeline Diamond
October 30, 2019
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If your impression of fanny packs is that they're unfashionable and outdated, think again. The trend of fanny packs as travel bags isn't exactly new, but more brands, like STATE Bags, are embracing the movement and releasing stylish fanny packs that are changing the bag game. 

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To buy: statebags.com, from $53

The Webster Fanny Pack is made from 100% nylon, giving it a sporty look that's easy to carry, as well as clean. The band is adjustable, so you can wear it around your waist as a traditional belt bag or across your body for a more modern look.

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What's most impressive about this bag is how spacious it is. The brand says that despite its compact size, the fanny pack can fit all your essentials, including a phone, wallet, sunglasses, and even up to a 12-ounce water bottle. Thanks to two separate zippered pockets, you can easily store and find your items. 

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The Webster comes in a variety of colors, from basic black to olive green. But the fall collection includes two new brights — Chili (a vibrant red) and Spicy Mustard (a rich yellow) — that make carrying a fanny pack even more fun. Both of these new colors also feature metallic hardware, including the zippers and buckle. 

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To buy: statebags.com, from $53

You can also personalize your bag by adding up to six characters for a monogram on the front panel, as well as a variety of embroidered symbols and pins. 

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