It’s no surprise that this practical accessory – bucket bags are back in the fashion cycle. They are functional, spacious and full of character. When he arrived on the scene, Louis Vuitton had created bucket bags to transport the champagne, without risking breaking the bottles. The wide base was to hold up to 5 bottles and the drawstring was designed to squeeze the necks of the bottles together so they wouldn’t rattle. Today’s bucket bags may not be used for the same purpose (but who says?), but the same sturdy circular bottom design prevents the bag from toppling over on a table as it holds all your essential.
The practical shape is available in a multitude of sizes – from mini versions at Fendi for people who like their accessories small, to roomy designs at Chole, for those who like to take half their house with them. Raffia, perfect for your next tropical vacation, smooth leather, perfect for every day, there’s something for everyone.
The bucket bag silhouette has become a constant in the fashion trend cycle and every few seasons designers come up with updated versions of this basic silhouette, whether it’s a crocheted piece or with an all-over logo style.
We’ve rounded up Vogue’s favorite bucket bags to buy right now. This chic handbag is perfect for summer, and you can still use it to carry your bottles of champagne!