Practical Fashionability

Credit-crunched commuters are opting for practical over fashionable
Implications - As more people opt for the economic convenience of public transit, walking or bicycling, fashion has become secondary to practicality. The once-laughed-at fanny pack is being reconsidered as acceptable as people search for innovative ways to carry and protect possessions in a conducive way.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 263,973 Total Clicks Jan 09 - Oct 09
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Designer Fanny Packs - Lululemon Could Make Rear-Worn Bags Hip Again
SCORE: 6.3
V. Hot 156,381 Clicks Pub: Jan 5, 09
Designer Fanny Packs
Lululemon Could Make Rear-Worn Bags Hip Again
Take back the pack. Lululemon Athletica, a growing athletic apparel company, has reinvented the convention of fanny packs. The name ‘fanny pack’ is derived from the fact that they were worn traditionally… [More]
Fashionable Fanny Packs - The Ratna Ho Runway Show Rocks a Fashion Faux Pas
SCORE: 5.1
Hot 43,468 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 09
Fashionable Fanny Packs
The Ratna Ho Runway Show Rocks a Fashion Faux Pas
In the latest Ratna Ho runway show, the oddest accessory was added to some of the outfits that strutted down the walkway--oddly fashionable fanny packs which were done to the nines and included bows. The… [More]
Fanny Caps - The Cap-Sac is a Cross Between the Fanny Pack and Baseball Hat
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 18,198 Clicks Pub: May 17, 09
Fanny Caps
The Cap-Sac is a Cross Between the Fanny Pack and Baseball Hat
Fanny packs are a thing of the past with their bulgy exteriors and undesirable waist lines. Cap-Sacs combine the functionality of the fanny pack with the everyday use of a baseball hat. These brightly… [More]
Thief-Proof Coats - Quilted Leather Jacket Has Built-in, Anti-Theft Backpack
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 12,682 Clicks Pub: Sep 28, 09
Thief-Proof Coats
Quilted Leather Jacket Has Built-in, Anti-Theft Backpack
Jackets are the best part of autumn and H by Harris has brought breathed fresh air into this with their quilted leather jacket that has a build in backpack. Made out of surprisingly high quality leather,… [More]
Manly Fanny Packs - Engineered Garments Tweed Fanny Bag is Actually Cool
SCORE: 3.4
Mild 22,207 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 09
Manly Fanny Packs
Engineered Garments Tweed Fanny Bag is Actually Cool
The idea of a fanny pack brings forth a plethora of images of overweight tourists at amusement parks. Now you can do away with those images as a stylish, yet functional version is now here, the Engineered… [More]
Secret Cash Stashes - The Wristband Wallet Hides Your Bills From Pick-Pockets
SCORE: 3.4
Untested 11,037 Clicks Pub: Jul 14, 09
Secret Cash Stashes
The Wristband Wallet Hides Your Bills From Pick-Pockets
With pick-pockets becoming more skilled and stealthy on top of sketchy areas becoming more prevalent, it is important to add style when you are trying to keep your cash close at hand. The Wristband Wallet… [More]
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