Handbag trends of late have been largely dominated by structured bags—from top-handle satchels to box clutches and mini crossbody styles. It’s a timeless look that adds polish to any outfit. But this summer is time to take a load off and we’d like to do it with a bucket bag in tow.
We love the easy appeal of slinging a bucket bag over your shoulder for weekend adventures, music festivals and lazy brunches outside. Think of it as the ultimate off-duty bag—slouchy, soft, and slightly bohemian.
At the top of our most-coveted list? Mansur Gavriel’s unfussy leather bucket bags with their signature colorful lining and almost non-existent branding. Alexander Wang’s cult favorite, the Diego bucket bag, is renewed on our minds in optic white leather and rose gold hardware. And Topshop has a super-affordable slouchy suede bag that’s covered in swingy fringe. For the party girl in need of a cool new crossbody—look no further than Marc By Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle mini bag in metallic silver.
Even the preppiest among us will be snatching up a bucket bag this year; Tory Burch has it on lock with a cognac leather drawstring shoulder bag with classic wear-with-anything appeal.