Since when does Prada sell fanny packs?

During our layover at Toronto Pearson International Airport last weekend, I was once again reminded of how utterly unflattering fanny packs are on most people, especially certain people, and they’re the people that, 9 times out of 10, are the ones that wear them. I know other people wear them (right?), but I wasn’t shocked as time after time, I spied a fat, 40ish-65ish woman in an unflattering t-shirt walking around with this extra protrusion hanging off their front; the strap lost somewhere in the folds of…anyway, seeing this over and over again was just depressing and made me, as an obese woman with a little thought for personal style, a tad angry at them for perpetuating the stereotype. I left those thoughts behind as we boarded the plane for our 11 hour flight. Or so I thought.

The fanny pack haunted me as I took a seat in 12 F. The cussbag sitting on the other side of Rick during the flight was all spiffed out in his jet setter best, including his PRADA FANNY PACK. I thought to myself, “what manner of fanny packery is this?” a) Why does Prada even make this product, and b) Why on earth would anyone pay  upwards of $350 (retail $445) to wear something that looks as silly as a $5 one from Big Lots? Srsly. (I’m not just calling him a cussbag because he dressed like a git. He acted like one, too. Too bad he didn’t pack any civility in his fanny Prada.)

I didn’t sleep well on that flight. I usually sleep well on planes. I blame the Prada fanny pack.

Interestingly, on Prada’s website it’s called a belt bag. Ok, keep telling yourselves that. On all the discount sites I found, it’s called a “Prada fanny pack.”

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2 responses to “Since when does Prada sell fanny packs?

  1. Ha! I’ve been wanting a fanny pack, basically because I have two small children to run after and would like something handy. If I find a cute one (like one I saw on Etsy years ago with ruffles) I would personally were it slightly towards my left hip (that would be cooler, right?) And I definitely agree that the prada looks just as lame as one at big lots.

    “what manner of fanny packery is this?”

    That line seriously just made my day!

  2. Yes, cooler. And, you know, some people can rock the bum bag (as they call them in Australia) look. I’ve never seen one with ruffles–kind of wish this guy’s had had some.
    I must say I got quite the chuckle out of fanny packery, too. Gotta make yourself laugh, right? Always a plus when others get to laugh along, too.

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