A good handbag can be an investment and a great handbag becomes a friend. When it comes to great handbags it starts with satchels, bowlers, hobos and many more. There have been a few staples in the sphere of luxury handbags but the bucket bag is becoming a rage now. After New York based designers Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel designed the Bucket bag, it almost seems to have acquired the cult status of a Birkin.
What is a Bucket Bag? As the name suggests, bucket bags find inspiration in the shape of bucket. What propelled their creation was the ultimate need to carry all essentials possible and still look chic. Rachel and Floriana required something that could carry all their essentials conveniently and had enough space and volume. The bucket bag has a round oval bottom and an open top (mostly with a drawstring to close it). It is mostly available in cross body form. The bucket bags are also available in the form of a backpack. The are usually made of leather and can be embellished with studs, fringes and chains.
Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bags
An Instant Hit: When Mansur Gavriel’s debut collection hit stores in early June 2013 the bucket bag became an instant hit. The first bucket bag which was created by Mansur Gavriel was called Flamma. In no time, it became a hit and got big orders, which further accelerated their growth. By the time New York Fashion Week 2013 started, the bucket bag became a preferred choice of all fashion editors, models, and bloggers such as Garance Dore. Hollywood stars such as Miranda Kerr and Kirsten Dunst also went gaga over it!
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How to Carry Your Bucket Bag? The purpose of a bucket bag was to fit the needs for a casual day out. We suggest you pick up a basic toned bucket bag and put on those casual chic denims and a loose linen jacket. If you are on a shopping spree and want to make a statement, pair them with vintage inspired pieces such as oversized sweaters or printed blouses for a stylish look. Believe it or not, but a bucket bag also looks chic when worn to parties. We suggest you stick to the classics shades like black and brown. Pair your skinny jeans with a sexy tank top and pointed pumps and carry your bucket bag to rock a casual look.
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