A bucket bag has long since evolved from the initial function of its invention. Before its modern interpretation we know today, this bag’s humble beginning was during the 1600s as a small beaded reticule that was characterized by its drawstring feature. Fast forward forward a few centuries later in the 1930s when Gaston-Louis Vuitton conceptualized what would be the start of its popular form that we know now. Originally tasked to create a carrier for champagne bottles, Gaston’s design served its purpose well for transporting these fragile bottles safely thanks to its wide and structured bottom. On the other hand, its drawstring closure secured the top of the bottles to make sure they didn’t clink around during transit.
Besides the fact that its roomy compartment makes it a practical bag to carry around for daily use, its sartorial reinvention in recent years has made a bucket bag a chic must-have to add to our bag collection. Don’t believe us? A bevy of luxury brands has come out with their own stylish iterations of this functional purse that range from minimalist to extra. Keep on scrolling below!
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1. Louis Vuitton Noé Bucket Bag
We couldn’t make this list without the bag that started it all in the first place! The Louis Vuitton Noè Bucket Bag is an undeniably stylish piece that will elevate any ensemble, what with its iconic shape and the French fashion house’s signature LV monogram all over. You’ll never go wrong with choosing this purse on those days when you’re rushing to pack all your essentials into one spacious bag!
Noé Bucket Bag, $1,960.00 (approx. P108,927.00), LOUIS VUITTON
2. Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag
A bag that screams understated luxury is the Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag! Sleek and simple, this functional handbag is made up of vegetable-tanned leather that gives it its subtle shine. You can pick from among three different sizes—normal, mini, and mini mini—and also an array of colors for your handbag to come in. For a personalized touch, you can opt to get the brand’s monogramming feature that allows a hand-painted monogram of your choosing.
Bucket Bag, P47,600.00, MANSUR GAVRIEL
3. Prada Re-Nylon Bucket Bag
A bucket bag is already a practical handbag choice because of its fuss-free shape that makes it a breeze to carry around, but selecting one made out of a sturdy fabric up’s the ante even more! Case in point: The Prada Re-Nylon Bucket Bag is made out of the Italian brand’s regenerated-nylon yarn that gives this particular arm candy a water-resistant quality, making it the perfect choice for rainy days! Aside from that, this bag also features Prada’s signature enamel triangle logo and gold-toned hardware that gives it an air of luxury.
Re-Nylon Bucket Bag, $1,680 (approx. P93,374.40), PRADA
4. Alexander McQueen The Curve Bucket Bag
An elevated take on the classic black bucket bag is Alexander Mcqueen’s The Curve. At first glance, you can already notice the brand’s fine craftsmanship with the bag’s crossover strap detail all-throughout the body and their debased floral stamp. This bucket bag can even be worn in two ways with the first being a crossbody style with its attachable long strap and the second on one’s shoulder or handheld with its shorter strap.
The Curve Bucket Bag, $1,190 (approx. P66,134.25), ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
5. Balenciaga Le Cagole Bucket Bag
While Balenciaga’s Le Cagole Shoulder bag has been a trendy piece this season, the Italian fashion house’s bucket bag iteration should also definitely be on your radar! It features the same details one would expect from the brand like its stud embellishments and tassels for that edgy finish, except in a classic bucket shape that gives you way more room to hold all your essentials!
Le Cagole Bucket Bag, $2,100 (approx. P116,707.50), BALENCIAGA
6. Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio Shoulder Bucket Bag
The Trifolio Shoulder Bucket Bag by Salvatore Ferragamo is reminiscent of their classic Trifolio bag, but with a key detail that sets them apart. The most obvious difference between the two is that the former does away with the regular Trifolio bag’s geometric structure for a bucket silhouette. Both, however, feature the signature Mancini buckle which is also how the bucket bag is closed in place of a drawstring closure.
Trifolio Shoulder Bucket Bag, $1,210 (approx. P67,245.75), SALVATORRE FERRAGAMO
7. Proenza Schouler White Label Sullivan Bucket Bag
If you’re not too worried about not being able to close your bag all the way, then the Sullivan Bucket Bag by Proenza Schouler may just be the one for you! Unlike your usual bucket bag which either has a drawstring enclosure or flaps that allow you to close it, the Sullivan has neither. But don’t let that deter you from this stylish piece as its slight slouchy silhouette and double straps outlined in white stitching makes it a swoon-worthy piece to cop.
Proenza Schouler White Label, $535 (approx. P29,729.95), PROENZA SCHOULER WHITE LABEL
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