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12 Designer Bucket Bags For Every Occasion

On the days when neither a tote bag nor a crossbody feels right, the best bucket bags come to the rescue! Seamlessly marrying style and functionality, this playful silhouette makes for a perfect companion for just about any occasion, pairing flawlessly with just about everything in one’s wardrobe. But which bucket bag should you go for? Well, there’s certainly no shortage of options out there!

Sleek, sculptural, small, oversized, bucket bags come in a wide variety of shapes and styles, which often makes it difficult for handbag lovers to settle on a particular option. And you don’t have to go far for proof, as I myself own not one, not two, but three different bucket bags. Yes, that’s how much I love them! And you will too, once you scroll through my edit of the best designer bucket bags to invest in, featuring all of our beloved brands, from Louis Vuitton to Jimmy Choo!

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1. Louis Vuitton Noé

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Do you know the story behind the original bucket bag? Allegedly, back in 1932, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, the grandson of the legendary Louis Vuitton, was asked by a champagne producer to design a utilitarian bag which could be used to transport five bottles of bubbly. Gaston-Louis Vuitton gladly took on the task and designed the bag we know today as the Louis Vuitton Noé. And certainly, it doesn’t get any more classic than the Louis Vuitton Noé. Now available in a wide array of sizes and styles, incl. the trendy NeoNoé, featuring colorful leather trimming.

2. Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag

Mansur Gavriel Mini Leather Bucket Bag
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Ever since Mansur Gavriel released its iconic bucket bag in 2013, numerous brands have followed suit. Yet, the Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag remains among the most highly sought after options on the market to this day. Its secret? Arguably, a simplistic silhouette absent of any loud logos (just subtle branding at the bottom of the bag). I mean, quiet luxury has never been so relevant! And they clearly know this really well at Mansur Gavriel, by continuously re-inventing their iconic bucket bag in new sizes and materials.

3. Hermès Picotin

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Another style that instantly comes to mind when thinking of luxury bucket bags is the Hermès Picotin. Taking its silhouette from feeder bags that used to carry oats for horses, the Hermès Picotin is a simple, yet irresistibly chic bucket bag, featuring two top handles and one main interior compartment. The bag opens up using the adjustable tab closure accessorized by Hermes’s iconic lock. The Picotin also comes available in various sizes and materials to suit every lifestyle.

4. Gucci Ophidia Mini Bucket Bag

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Crafted in Gucci’s signature GG supreme canvas with inlaid green and red Web stripe along the bottom, the Gucci Ophidia Mini Bucket Bag serves ultimate vintage vibes. Also featuring a drawstring closure, an adjustable shoulder strap and a generous microfiber-lined interior, sized to fit a phone, a wallet/card case, lipstick and sunglasses.

5. Saint Laurent Le 37 Bucket Bag

Saint Laurent Le 37 Bucket Bag
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The iconic YSL logo takes the center stage in the brand’s new Le 37 Bucket Bag. Crafted from shiny calfskin into a semi-rigid, cylindrical silhouette, this stylish accessory evokes a sense of effortless elegance, arriving with a stylish top handle, as well as a shoulder strap that can either be adjusted in length, or removed entirely for a chic, top handle moment. The larger size of the bag also features a removable interior pouch for convenient storage of smaller essentials.

6. Goyard Petit Flot Bucket Bag

Goyard Petit Flot Bucket Bag
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Lightweight and feminine, the Goyard Petit Flot Bucket Bag celebrates modularity with its clever fixing on the strap that offers three ways to carry it: short over the shoulder, mid-length over the shoulder and long over the shoulder or across the body. A re-interpretation of an archival Goyard design from the 60s, this cutie also comes available in a wide array of the brand’s “classic” and “special” colors, incl. red, orange and yellow.

7. Celine Triomphe Small Bucket Bag

Celine Triomphe Small Bucket Bag
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With its clean lines, thoughtful details and iconic hallmarks, the Celine Triomphe Small Bucket Bag perfectly captures Celine’s effortlessly cosmopolitan aesthetic. Arriving as part of the brand’s classic Triomphe range, this ultra-chic bucket bag boasts the iconic Triomphe logo on the front and opens up to a spacious suede-lined interior with an inner flat pocket. Carry yours casually across the body, or adjust the strap to a shorter setting to carry it over the shoulder.

8. Loewe Pebble Bucket Bag

Loewe Pebble Mini Bucket Bag
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Combining ultra-minimalistic lines with a strong design statement, Loewe’s new Pebble Bucket Bag is the definition of modern luxury. Crafted from mellow calfskin into a soft bucket shape, this stylish number is elevated by an Anagram-engraved gold-tone pebble, which allows you to adjust the strap length and suit a number of carrying styles. Currently available in two sizes: mini and medium.

9. Prada Re-Edition Re-Nylon 1978 Mini Bag

Prada Re-Edition 1978 Bucket Bag
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As its name suggests, the Prada Re-Edition Re-Nylon 1978 Mini Bag is a direct callback to the style that was first released in 1978. Though, unlike the vintage edition of the bag which was made from the standard Prada nylon, this one arrives in Re-Nylon, which is a sustainable nylon material produced from recycled, purified plastic trash. The design of the Prada Re-Edition 1978 bucket bag is further elevated with the iconic Prada triangle logo, a sleek top handle, as well as a removable shoulder strap.

10. Fendi Origami Mini Bag

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Like yourself a 2-for-1 deal? Well, if yes, then you definitely want to check out Fendi’s new Origami Mini Bag! Arriving in full-grain leather, this innovative little handbag features an ingenious closure with eight magnets which allow for it to be transformed from the bucket bag into a shopper. Cool, right?! The Fendi Origami Mini Bag also comes available in an array of stunning colors, incl. pink, brown and yellow.

11. Polene Numero Huit

Polene Numero Huit
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With its flower-like silhouette and an adjustable shoulder strap, Polene’s Numero Huit makes for a perfect bucket bag for the summer months. Polene says its silhouette has been obtained by using waves of leather. And it’s certainly a unique approach, requiring tons of know-how, which Polene obtains from the leather craftsmen in Ulbrique, Spain, which is also where the brand produces its bags. The Numero Huit Bucket Bag also comes available in two sizes and an array of stunning colors.

12. Jimmy Choo Bon Bon Bucket Bag

Jimmy Choo Bon Bon Bucket Bag
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Does your dress code call for something more formal? Because if yes, make sure to check out Jimmy Choo’s Bon Bon Bucket Bag! Accessorized with the brand’s signature tassels and elevated with a bracelet-like handle, this statement-making bucket bag will be a perfect accessory to finish off your look with. Available in a wide array of sizes and materials, incl. iterations crafted from crystal mesh.

Would you add any of these 12 bucket bags to your collection? Let’s chat in the comments below!

xoxo’s, Masha S.

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