I’m not really a fan of bucket bags, namely because no one has managed to design one that’s anything short of cringe-worthy. I have to admit that Elizabeth & James has done pretty well with this precious pink mini version (pre-order at Neiman Marcus for $455), though. They kept it simple with just a single zipper to add structure. Remember that Saint Laurent mess back in December? Let’s just say it was a case of less is more. Hedi Slimane‘s latest effort (pre-order at Neiman Marcus for $1,950) is much improved. Rather than going crazy with the buckles and zippers, he’s relies only on a drawstring closure and burst of crimson. Lighter and brighter colors fare much better on this bag style.
No matter what your opinion on the bucket bag, it’s bag with a vengeance. eBay has vintage options at great prices, so even if it’s been a while since you’ve embraced ‘90s grunge, you’ll feel no guilt indulging now. Personally, I’m a fan of the tan Mansur Gavriel above. Take a look at our collection for more bucket bag inspiration! #followitfindit
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