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We often think of the hip pack as utilitarian. Whether on a trip or running errands, a bag that buckles around the waist offers hands-free security. But new SF-based accessories brand Ames Tovern offers a design that's both stylish and functional. The hip pack, $295, comes in pebbled leather (black or cream) and two waist sizes, (extra-small/small and medium/large). Inside, there's an interior pocket and enough room for a phone, keys, credit cards, cash, and lip gloss, making this bag a must have for the upcoming festival season. But really, you'll want to wear it on the regular because —let's face it— the fanny pack is timeless for a reason.