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Description: Purses that buckle on to the waste. Very popular in the early 1990. Now it's considered to be a fashion faux pas.
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Fiendishgames - June 03, 2007 - Report this comment
These were called "bum bags" in Britain on account of "fanny" being a slang term for a part of the body that women have and men don't. Of course, "bum" means something different in the US to what it means in Britain ...
Gel - August 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I sometimes see people wearing these and I think if you have one you can be considered a geek unless you are a litte kid or a parent where Im from.
boo - September 13, 2007 - Report this comment
it is not "waste" but is "waist"! great site though
lily - October 12, 2007 - Report this comment
hahahahahahahahhaha my daddy has one. but he doesn't wear it around his waist, he wears it like a purse. i call it his man purse! :)
ya mum - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
kirsty - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
we call them bum bags i was only in the 90s for 6 years but we never called them fannybags i used 2 have a blue 1 with teddy bears on =]
JuLiE - November 20, 2007 - Report this comment
omg like a def no-no like so nerdy no offense but ... yeah dont wear them if youre above 10 or under 20
94capricorn - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
haha, i used to have one that was green. elmo from seasame street was on the front. btw, i was six.
Roman - December 27, 2007 - Report this comment
An essential to have on those 90s family vacations! ahaha I remember in grade 2, we went to the zoo and nearly everyone had one.
ainsly - December 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I want one of those for my friend for her birthday too! But I dont know where to get one. I am thinking a thrift store of some sort, but i dont know. i need suggestions please!
teddy - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
i like it
cin - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Hulk Hogan STILL wears one--one of his Hogan Knows Best shows, Linda & Brooke tried to revamp his style & got him a new man purse, but he hated it & thru it into the mall water fountain to go back to his trusty ol' fanny pack! So cute!
mOO - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
well i think that the fad was a little tacky. but now when you see how people change it up with the different styles on them it doesn't seem that bad. they even have north face ones, and all the guys have them. it's good.
izz - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
pretty sure they rock! even if just worn in a mocking kind of way haha. bur all the FOB's at school wear em only not around their waist but accross their torso. im goin 2 europe this year with school n we want them just to be funny and be tourists hahah funnn
lisa - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
fanny packs r da bom
Emma - July 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I wish they were fashionable again... they were freakishly handy. No more leaving your purse in random places!
Lynn - July 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I think they were more popular in the 80's than the 90's.
Brittany - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to hate those things lol i used to laugh when i seen people wearing them. My grandma still likes them
DK - August 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Very popular in the early 90s. I had one in grade 3 and 4.
tania - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
lol... I had 2 of them when I was a kid, a furry baby bop one I got in 1997 and a pink nylon one with butterflies I got in 1998. Man, those were convenient for carrying around my lipsmacker collection... and my beanie babies, lol.
Guzz - August 14, 2008 - Report this comment
jee ... i have a green one... what a shame
Erica - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have one. My mom brought it at Target for me for Christmas 5 years ago. It's a black one and I use it.
j - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Anina - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
LOL...I love the 90s but this is one thing I can do without. Thank god I never owned one.
Anna - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my brother having one (in the late nineties) and I was so jealous! I wanted one too! I don't think I'd touch one now...
Aly - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
my dad used to have an orange one hahaha and a green one, and my older brother matt had a blue one he was only 5. I see pictures of it back then. Never again please. :)
Rachel Ann - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a purple one with Winnie the Pooh on the front. I used to put all my coins in it when I went to garage sales with my Pa. Now they're horrible!
Adrianna - December 31, 2009 - Report this comment
This is one fashion I remember that I'm definitely glad was left in the past.
Allison - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
There are so many pictures of my mom with neon colored fanny pack (80s) and then 90's with black windbreaker material. They were so hideous but tbh very practical lol. It kept their credit cards, cigarettes, id's, and chunky camera.
Tori - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh I remember everyone where these at disney world and even though I was like 6 I hated them! At a garage sale a couple weeks ago my mom got me a fanny pack that doubled as a windbreaker I wanna burn it! But yet I kinda love it...but this is a style I am glad to see go
Jan Griffiths - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Fashionable or not, I use one at work because I can fasten it to my seat, and no one tries to steal it. I drive a school bus.
Dean - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
These were popular at the end of the 80s and the earliest 90s, meant to be worn at the back like competitive cyclists but always worn at the front. Popular about the same time skin-tight bike shorts were popular. Practical, too, really.
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My mother gave me one.
Kristin - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I had a black one 10 years ago I use to wear around my waist in school.
Ella - March 02, 2016 - Report this comment
I have a black one I brought at my local Thrift store and I use it at work
Pepper - May 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I brought a blue one at Claire's not too long ago. Their coming back

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