Whether you pronounce it bucket or bouquet, the bucket bag is the tote to be totin’ this season. A bucket bag reeks of youth, of minimalism, of a fuss-free lifestyle where your hands are free for more important things (like eating, shopping, and giving the peace sign). A bucket bag says to the world, that’s right, my handbag will never be organised so let’s all stop pretending we’re going to put our phone in that little phone holder pouch and embrace never finding our keys. A bucket bag means freedom.
Here are 8 of our favourite bucket bags.
#1 The Simple Sack
An unassuming, timeless bucket bag, the Tonde Bag by Elk Accessories will still be kicking on when all your other accessories are no longer cool.
Tonde Bag from Elk Accessories, available online at The Third Row.
#2 The Rocker Bucket
Let your inner animal magnetism shine through with this luxe leopard bucket bag by the accessories legends at Miss Louise.
Saint Laurent Leopard Rider Bag at Miss Louise and online.
#3 The Label-Junkie Bucket
With Alexander Wang’s signature studs embellishing the bottom of this bucket, the Alpha may look tough, but really he’s a big old softy.
Alexander Wang Alpha Soft Bucket Bag at Green With Envy and online.
#4 The Minimalist
Mansur Gavriel can be credited with the return of the minimalist bucket bag. So streamlined, so chic, you’ll wear it forever.
Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag in Camello Silver at The Corner Shop.
#5 The Hippie Hacky-Sack
Fringe is in, and this charming little number by the handbag genius that is Jerome Dreyfuss brings a healthy dose of ‘70s swagger.
#6 The Prep Pouch
This fun little bucket adds a colour kick that will keep you entertained while you forage for your keys.
Sophie Hulme Small Drawstring Bucket Bag in Khaki Yellow and Klein Blue at Grace Melbourne and online.
#7 The Mini Bucket
Tiny buckets are cute as and ideal on a night out for ladies with very few personal belongings.
#8 The Cool Kid Bucket
Made from soft deer skin, this homely and functional little bucket will serve you well for years to come—you’ll be hard pressed not to cuddle it constantly.
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