Fanny Packs Are the New Teacher Tote, and This Trend Gets High Fives From Us 🙌

Yes. Fanny packs. You read that correctly.

Still of burgundy red fanny pack

Okay, before you get all judgy and spit out your coffee laughing… we’re obsessed with fanny packs. No, we’re not ashamed.

Fanny packs are a fabulous intersection of style and function. They fit around your waist, hold all the things, and are making a legit comeback in the fashion world. Think of them as the teacher tote’s cute little sister.

“Fanny packs are especially helpful when I don’t have pockets. It holds my walkie talkie, phone, and most importantly, SNACKS!” said second-grade teacher, Dorothy Honey Mallari in anInstagram post.

Still of Instagram post teacher wearing fanny pack

Source: @mshoneysclasshive

It doesn’t hurt that the fanny-pack game has evolved significantly in the last twenty-or-so years.


Here are 8 teacher fanny packs we’re super fans of:

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1. Herschel Supply Co. Fifteen Fanny Pack

Pink Teacher Fanny Pack

It’s simple and sweet, and it comes in so many colors. The Ash Rose and Black are editor faves.

2.Calvin Klein Tandy Nylon Belt Bag

This chic Calvin Klein bag has a compartment for everything!


3. Wild Fable Corduroy Fanny Pack

Red Corduroy Teacher Fanny Pack

Target has an unbeatable teacher fanny pack selection all at super low prices. (I’m talking $15 and under!) We adore this Wild Fable Fanny Pack series in Red Corduroy, Black and Tan.

4. Tinyat Travel Fanny Bag

Teacher Fanny Pack

This fanny pack is a crowd-fave on Amazon, and at a listing price of $8.99, who can say no?!

5. Genda 2Archer Genuine Leather Fanny Pack

Leather Teacher Fanny Pack

Looking for a teacher fanny pack that will fit your walkie talkie, snacks, pens and then some? This one will definitely do the trick.

6. Elizabeth and James Knotted Belt Bag

Fucshia Teacher Fanny Pack

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen released this bag as a part of their new Elizabeth and James line, available at Kohl’s. We love this teacher fanny pack for its trend-factor… and (TBH) because Mary Kate and Ashley for life. 😍

7. NIUCUNZH Cowhide Waist Fanny Pack

leather teacher fanny pack

Love this genuine leather bag for its durability and function.

8. Badiya Leather Waist Pack

Pink leather teacher fanny pack

We love this bag so much, we want one in every color. Especially pink, green and blue.

So, are you a fanny-pack fanatic yet? We’re always on the hunt for the best teacher deals from supplies, to books to (yes) fanny packs. 😉 Join our WeAreTeachers Deals Facebook page so you can stay in the loop about ways to save.

Fanny Packs Are the New Teacher Tote, and This Trend Gets High Fives From Us 🙌