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Get "Fashionable" with International Fanny Pack Day

Saturday, March 12


Think mom jeans with a banana clip chaser. International Fanny Pack Day will be a tacky celebration of a frightening fashion faux pas.

Sometimes referred to as the belt pack, hip sack, waist bag, bum bag or buffalo pouch, the fanny pack became a sensation in the late 1980s for soccer moms and shameless dads the world over. Coming in all colors, patterns and materials, the once-fashionable fanny pack caused a sensation unseen until Beanie Babies.

International Fanny Pack Day is not only a chance to celebrate the horrifying trends of yesteryear, it is also a benefit for the Idaho Food Bank. Each fashion criminal sporting a hip-accentuating colostomy bag is asked to bring two cans of food to help Idaho's hungry.

Liquid Lounge generously and fearlessly hosts this throwback to a time when utility trumped attractiveness, when fabric growths of all sizes could hang from the upper femur and contained everything from now-obsolete traveler's checks to a warm, gooey pack of gummy bears.

Tight roll the jeans, mismatch the colors, strap on what looks like a belt but acts like a purse, and kill two birds with one stone as you simultaneously perplex children and help out a great Idaho cause.