Hip Bag FAQs

Our HIp Bag FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page is designed to be your go-to resource for all things hip bags! Discover the unique advantages and distinctions that set our hip bags apart from traditional fanny packs. Here’s why our Hip Bag FAQ pages is an invaluable tool for anyone seeking to understand and appreciate the benefits of our stylish and functional hip bags:

  • Style Evolution:
    • Explore the fashion-forward evolution of hip bags, transcending the outdated stigma associated with fanny packs.
    • Learn about the contemporary designs, materials, and colors that make hip bags a chic and trendy accessory for any occasion.
  • Functionality Redefined:
    • Delve into the enhanced functionality of hip bags, featuring multiple compartments, secure closures, and adjustable straps for optimal comfort.
    • Understand how our hip bags seamlessly blend fashion with functionality, providing the perfect solution for on-the-go individuals.
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  • Versatility for Modern Lifestyles:
    • Uncover the versatility of hip bags, ideal for various activities such as travel, outdoor adventures, and everyday urban living.
    • Discover how our hip bags cater to the needs of modern lifestyles, offering hands-free convenience without compromising style.
  • Quality Craftsmanship:
    • Gain insights into the superior craftsmanship that goes into the production of our hip bags, ensuring durability and longevity.
    • Learn about the materials used, construction techniques, and quality control measures that set our hip bags apart from the rest.
  • Size Matters:
    • Find guidance on choosing the perfect size of hip bag to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for a compact accessory or a larger, more spacious option.
    • Understand how our sizing options cater to a diverse range of preferences, ensuring there’s a hip bag for everyone.
  • Security Features:
    • Explore the security features integrated into our hip bags, including anti-theft measures and RFID-blocking technology.
    • Learn how we prioritize the safety of your belongings, making our hip bags a reliable choice for those who value security.
  • Customer Testimonials:
    • Hear directly from satisfied customers who have made the switch from fanny packs to hip bags and experienced the transformative benefits.
    • Read real-life stories about how our hip bags have become essential companions in various situations.

Our Hip Bag FAQs page is your comprehensive guide to understanding the distinct advantages of hip bags, allowing you to make an informed choice that aligns with your lifestyle and fashion preferences. Embrace the evolution of hands-free accessories with our stylish and functional hip bags – because carrying your essentials should be a statement, not a compromise.

What is a hip bag?

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Hip Bags are small purses that are designed to be clipped to your belt loops for hands free comfort and versatility. Hip bags can be worn around your waist, cross body or as a handbag. Clip the spring clips to your belt loops. Use the belt strap to attach your Hip Bag around your waist. Or, hook the shoulder strap for the traditional cross body purse. Hip Bags also have a handbag strap for the fashionable top carry statement. Designed to carry the essentials, hip bags have become a versatile and stylish accessory that offers convenience and fashion for people on the go.

How do you wear a hip bag?

Hip bags are designed to be worn attached to your belt loops. We have heavy duty spring clips designed into the body of each hip bag The spring clips easily open and close around your pant belt loop. All hip bags come with a Adjustable Shoulder Belt Strap. So, hip bags can be worn cross body over the shoulder. And, the strap can also be used as a belt to allow the hip bag to be worn like a waist pack. The forth option on how to wear a Hip Bag is to attach the Hip Bag Handbag Strap. Embrace the freedom to express your style while enjoying the convenience of a hands-free lifestyle. Elevate your accessory game and make a statement wherever you go!

What are the benefits of using a hip bag?

The major benefit of wearing a hip bag is the comfort. Hip bags are designed to be hands free designer purses. Eliminate shoulder strain. Be as freely active as the event allows. Ride your motorcycle, bike and your horse while keeping your essentials securely attached. Go for a hike, take a walk, go shopping. Have a night on the town. Take a trip! All the while you have the comfort and confidence that your most accesories are available and secure.

What is the difference between a hip bag and a fanny pack?

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There is a large misconception that a hip bag is a fanny pack. The truth is hip bags are the envy of all fanny packs. Fanny packs have belts or waist straps built into the body of the fanny pack. Fanny packs are usually worn off of the rear end or in front of the groin. Fanny packs are small pouches and used for more casual and informal occassions.
Hip bags have spring clips attached to the purse that clip on to your belt loops. Hip bags are artisan, hands-free bags preforming like clip on purses that add to your fashion statement. Hip bags are versatile as they can be worn in a multitude of ways including clipped on your belt loops, cross body purse, waist pack or handbag.

Are all Hip Bag Company hip bags handmade?

Yes, all of Hip Bag Company’s Hip Bags are handmade by creators and designers Dianna and Kathy French. They have been creating, designing and manufacturing Hip Bags since 1999.

Can I use a hip bag as a fashion statement, or is it mostly functional?

At Hip Bag Company we pride ourselves in our designs of hip bags to be functional and a personalized fashion statement. Hip bags are incredibly versatile and for all occasions. Where them on the go, for a festival, traveling, riding and formal events. All the while knowing that there is no one else with a hip bag like yours.

How can hip bags prevent theft?

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Hip Bags and security are achieved when you have your hip bag clipped onto your belt loops, it makes it nearly impossible to be pick pocketed. Or, a run by rip off. We only use the heavy duty spring clips on our Hip Bags. And, all Hip Bags are made out of quality leathers and skins. Clipping your purse to your waist provides a myriad of benefits, with security topping the list. This innovative approach to carrying personal belongings enhances safety by minimizing the risk of theft or loss. With the purse securely attached to your waist, it becomes an integral part of your attire, deterring potential pickpockets and ensuring that your valuables remain within your immediate control. This hands-free solution not only offers a practical and convenient way to carry essentials but also eliminates the need to constantly monitor your bag, allowing you to navigate crowded spaces with increased confidence. The clipped waist purse is particularly advantageous in bustling urban environments, travel situations, or during outdoor activities where security concerns may be heightened. By keeping your belongings in close proximity and under your watchful eye, this method of carrying a purse provides an added layer of personal security, allowing you to move freely and enjoy your day with a heightened sense of ease and peace of mind. Hip Bags and security go a long way.

Why should you use a Hip Bag while traveling?

Hip bags can be essential traveling companions. Be confident in knowing that your valuables, your passport and phone are all securely clipped on your belt loops. Or, strapped to your waist. And, if you wish, you can wear your Hip Bag cross body by using the included Shoulder Belt strap.

Are hip bags unisex?

Yes. Hip bags are worn by women and men. The different styles and designs can lean more feminine. The classics (all one color leather) can be more masculine. Take a look at our Hip Bag for men. And, feel free to contact us to personalize your hip bag order.

What are the options for concealed carry hip bags?

Hip bags and security are established through our conceal and carry purse selection: Concealed Carry Hip Bags. And, our Hip Bag Holsters.
Carrying a conceal and carry hip bag offers a paramount boost to personal security by seamlessly integrating self-defense capabilities into everyday life. This specially designed hip bag not only serves as a discreet accessory for your essentials but also provides a concealed compartment for a legally carried firearm. The strategic placement on the hip ensures quick and easy access to the concealed weapon, offering a practical solution for personal protection. This level of preparedness can be crucial in situations where personal safety is a concern. Moreover, the conceal and carry hip bag is crafted with durability and security in mind, often featuring reinforced straps, anti-theft zippers, and tamper-resistant compartments. Beyond the immediate advantage of having a concealed firearm, the overall design prioritizes comfort, ensuring that the bag seamlessly integrates into your lifestyle while simultaneously offering a discreet layer of protection. In essence, the conceal and carry hip bag empowers individuals to prioritize their safety discreetly and confidently as they navigate various environments.

How do hip bags provide security while riding?

Hip bags and security provided by a clip-on leather purse takes on added significance when riding a horse, motorcycle or bike where stability and freedom of movement are paramount. Unlike traditional purses, the clip-on hip bag ensures that your essentials are securely fastened to your body, eliminating concerns about the bag shifting or bouncing during the ride. This hands-free accessory allows riders to maintain full control of their vehicle while still having easy access to their belongings. The strategic placement on the hip ensures minimal interference with the natural movements of the body, promoting a seamless riding experience. Additionally, the secure clip-on mechanism prevents the purse from accidentally detaching during the ride, reducing the risk of loss or damage to valuable items. Whether navigating rugged trails on horseback or cruising on a motorcycle, the clip-on hip bag purse offers a combination of practicality and security, allowing riders to focus on the journey ahead with confidence and peace of mind.

What are hip bags made of?

For over 20 years we have been hand making hip bags out of fine leathers. We use a 2.5 to 3.0 ounce leather hides and skins. We have developed relationships with saddleries and tanneries throughout the nation purchasing their scrap leathers. This is how we developed our one of a kind artisan hip bag purses. Cowhide, elk and deer skins along with other exotics are the materials of use for Hip Bags.  

Am I able to make changes on leather colors, embellishments and personalize my hip bag?

We are the original Hip Bag designers, creators and manufacturers. We hand make every Hip Bag in Colorado. We are able to customize our styles to personalize your hip bag. You are able to choose your body color, printed leathers and embellishments.

Are hip bags water-resistant or waterproof?

Hip bags are made out of fine leathers and deerskin. Cowhide and Elk can be water resistant to a certain degree. If your cowhide or elk hip bag were to get wet, just lay out in original shape and let air dry.
Our Marty hip bags made out of deerskin are our artisan hip bags. They deserve a little finer care. If there were to get wet, tap with a dry cloth to remove surface moisture. Lay on a flat surface on a towel and air dry.

How to care for your cowhide hip bag?

The best care you can provide for your Hip Bag is to wear it & love it! If you get a spot, water and soap on a non-abrasive cloth will do the trick.
You may find that normal wearing over time will just increase the softness and sheen of the leather.

How to care for your deerskin hip bag?

The best care you can provide your hip bag is to wear it & love it!. It is important to note that deerskin is tanned using a chrome process with an aniline finish. Deerskin is not water resistant and has a soft temper and hand. Grease and oily substances will be immediately absorbed in deerskin. If spots occur, rub white chalk on the stain. Let sit for 24 hours and brush off residue. Repeat until stain diminishes. Do not apply sealants or leather additives to your hip bag as they will discolor the deerskin.

How much can a hip bag hold?

Hip bags are designed to be a minimalist purse. That does not mean that you have to sacrifice any of your essential items. We have a wide array of sizes to meet all of your needs. From our Cell Phone Hip Bags to our Hip Bag Totes we will have the size to meet your desires.

Are hip bags suitable for carrying gadgets like smartphones and tablets?

We have designed hip bags to be the perfect purse for carrying cellphones and tablets. Please, go to our Cell Phone Hip Bags, Side Cell Hip Bags and our Totes to see our selections

What are the different styles of hip bags

We offer a wide arrange of styles and designs of hip bags. Each hip bag is an artisan one of a kind purse. So, each owner get their own personalized hip bag. Click here to view different styles of hip bags.

Are there adjustable hip bags that fit all body sizes?

All of our hip bags can fit any person. And, come with an adjustable shoulder belt strap to accomodate everyone. You can also choose to replace the shoulder strap with a handbag strap at no charge. Or, you can have both for a minimal fee.

How do I choose the right size of a hip bag for my needs?

Our recommendation is to examine the contents of your current handbag. Do you have to be carrying all of these items all of the time? Or, are there some that you can purge from your purse? When you have answered these questions, you will be able to select the styles and sizes of hip bags to meet your hip bag requirements.

Are there special features in some hip bags?

Hip bags can contain interior slip pockets, rear concealed carry pockets, cell phone pouches, credit card holders and other special features. You can also contact us to see if we are able to accomade any special needs that you may have ie epi pens, diabetic or work retaled accessories.  

How can I order wholesale off of hipbagco.com?

Hipbagco.com is a wholesale website for our reseller customers only. This website is a member only site that allows our resellers to see our new designs. And, order more Hip Bag inventory for their businesses. To apply for a wholesale account, please fill out our Hip Bag wholesale application.

How can I order a retail Hip Bag off of hipbagco.com?

Please, fill out the Find a Retailer form. Or, you can call us direct at 970-475-4045. We’d be happy to direct you to a retailer that is in your area.

In summary, we hope our Hip Bag FAQs page is your ultimate guide to unlocking the style and functionality of modern hip bags. Discover the evolution of hip bags beyond traditional fanny packs, exploring contemporary designs, versatile features, and superior craftsmanship. Dive into topics such as size options, security features, and the seamless blend of fashion with functionality. Hear from satisfied customers who have embraced the convenience and trend-setting appeal of our hip bags. Whether you’re a seasoned hip bag enthusiast or a newcomer seeking insights, this Hip Bag FAQs page is your go-to resource for making informed choices and elevating your hands-free accessory game.