A Nice Little Roundup of Bar Bags


That’s what I call little nothing hands-free pouches because they’re the best things to take to bars (or art openings, etc.) with just the few things you need (plus they enable you to hold drinks, canapés, or whatever). I will start with a cute normcore-y fanny pack that looks cooler off the waist and slung around your back.

A simple Baggu cross body is a perfect little bucket shape and kind of disappears into whatever you’re wearing.
This little white leather pouch can hang easily from your wrist so you can drink your drink or gesticulate during conversation.


disco-y whiting & Davis number dresses up anything casual and of course works well with fancy stuff too.
wallet wristlet has a bit of a “man bag” vibe and holds just enough without getting in your way.
My favorite Yvonne Koné bum bag also comes in this smaller size (which is now on sale), and when worn cross body style, is perfect for a hands-free night out.




  • June 15, 2017


    That is one cute little fanny pack!

  • June 15, 2017


    When I was in high school (1977-1980) little bags like these were called “disco bags” because you could dance and still hold them. Bar bags sounds better.

  • June 15, 2017


    When I was going to 50 gigs a year in the 90s/early 2000s I’d clip Coach wristlets through jean belt loops. They were large enough to hold cash, lipstick and my flip phone and totally hands-free!

  • June 15, 2017


    Ok, so this is why you’re the Uber-stylist and not me:It never occurred to me to turn a booty bag sideways to give it a different look. DUH, Val!!!

    I’m holding out for a true Clare V. Henri bag because it also has a long strap, but dang, that Topshop is SO close!

  • June 15, 2017


    I love the Baggu, but like most crossbodies, its strap is ridiculously short (unless you want to wear the bag over your ribcage).

    • June 15, 2017


      You must be tall. My Baggu hangs below my butt!