Do you remember when Alexander Wang released the Diego bucket bag back in 2009? Not only did the tightly cinched design make it a hard task to yank anything out of it, hefty hardware, like chunky studs covering the bottom, made the bag insanely heavy with nothing even in it. That didn’t stop it from showing up on the arms of stylish girls everywhere for quite some time. And remember, this was before the bucket had seen a moment in the spotlight.
Wang was one of the first designers in recent years to be a major proponent of the bucket bag, so it seems only natural that now he’s got a sleek new style to keep the trend going strong. Updated in all the right ways, the Alpha has elements of its clunky big sister, but with clean lines and much less hardware, it’s refined and restrained. Plus, the drawstring closure means reasonably easy access. In black or blue leather or black calf-hair and burgundy leather, it simply works for off-duty days, with little attention-drawing fuss. Alexander Wang Alpha available on MATCHESFASHION.com in black or blue leather, $795, and calf-hair and leather, $950.
Wear with: Prepare to cozy up to Acne Studio’s nubby turtleneck sweater. I love the element of a surprise that a girly pastel brings to the fall season. On My Theresa for $900.