Fanny Pack or Bum Bag? Check Out My Outrageous Vintage Find!

If you’re an American guy or gal– you will not know what a bum bag is – actually you will, but you will call it a fanny pack.

There is a joke in the UK version of The Office about the meaning of the word fanny in the UK and Australia – Americans beware – in Australia ‘fanny’ is a euphemism for vagina.

Fanny pack or bum bag – I found this pearler on the weekend, which I want to share with you. It is a vintage original 90s sequined American flag bum bag/fanny pack. It’s pretty much the most awesome thing I have ever bought.

I should say here right now – that the bum bag wiki page redirects to fanny pack – so it would seem that this is the more common term worldwide (or is the web skewed US?)

From the wiki fanny pack page:

Many observers consider the fanny pack a sure mark of an out-of-place tourist, evoking the traditional tourist stereotypes known around the world, or regard them as an item worn by unfashionable or older people.

There is a massive 90s fashion revival going on now – and I say – bring it on! Grunge, bomber, fly, ska, docs, hyper-color – it’s all coming back. I was too cool to wear a fanny pack in the 90s but I think you’ll agree that my day has finally come.


  1. June 25, 2013

    I know it as bum bag and seeing you right now makes me realize that I need one right now. You look nice tho!

    1. June 25, 2013

      Thanks so much KIm – the fanny pack / bum bag has quite polarized my friends – some say nay – some say – oh yes yes yes!

      1. June 25, 2013

        I say, it’s a Yay! 😀

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