In a sea of enormous and gorgeous – and sometimes quite silly – tote bags, the fun, flirty bucket bag is holding its own. Contemporary brands have been re-imagining this simple silhouette for the last few years, adding luxe embellishments or refinement to the original design while maintaining its quirky personality and enduring appeal.
It’s easy to see why bucket bags have become so popular, with their sleek lines and versatile look that is suited to any season or fashion style. Whether it’s the lush, elegant leather of Mansur Gavriel or the durable waxed canvas of Hozen, they have been designed to be the perfect companion for a chic stroll in your neighborhood or for a weekend getaway with all the necessary essentials packed into one spacious, yet neatly organized, top-opening compartment.
Bucket bags typically have a drawstring at the top to cinch tightly around your market treasures or bottles of wine and to keep the contents safe from spills or weather. Some of our bucket bags also have an additional zippered inside pocket for keys or other small items. We recommend ensuring your bucket bag has this feature when shopping for it, as well as a smooth and convenient top opening that won’t slip open accidentally.
Because of their relatively minimal look, most bucket bags come in a wide array of colors and materials, from vegan eco-friendly raffia to sleek American vegetable tanned leather. You can also find them in floral patterns or even striped with pinatex (a faux-leather look-alike made from recycled pineapple crop). If you love to mix and match your accessories, then consider shopping for a bucket bag that has two straps and can be worn as a shoulder or cross-body bag. Leather bucket bag