15 Best Designer Bucket Bags To Invest In 2023
Looking forward to your next designer bag purchase? What about bucket bags? Here are the best designer bucket bags that you should check out.
Bucket bags go way back—to the 1940s to be exact. But the reason why they were invented is why we love them so much. Gaston Vuitton, the grandson of Louis Vuitton, invented the bucket bag to carry multiple bottles of champagne without breaking the bottles!
Back in the 1940s, Louis Vuitton dominated the world of bucket bags, but many designer brands caught on after seeing just how popular they were among fashion lovers. Gaston Vuitton’s first bucket bag model, the Noé (which is still in production!) was capable of carrying five bottles of the sparkly beverage—four around the base and then one placed downwards in the middle.
The drawstring that went through the top of the bag could then be cinched, securing all of the bottles so that they wouldn’t rattle or break when being transported. Because of its functionality, this bag became a huge hit with socialites and partygoers in the 40s.
While we could still use bucket bags for toting bottles of champagne, most people just use them as day-to-day bags in the current century. They are still very popular as they can tote all of your items, plus some. Once everything is tossed into the bucket bag, drawstrings and even sometimes snap closures ensure that nothing falls out.
Most of the popular bucket bag styles today also feature an adjustable strap so they can be worn on your shoulder, across your body, or carried by hand.
While mini bucket bags have become more and more popular, typical bucket bags are still larger in size, which means that they are extremely practical for running errands or when traveling. There’s tons of room for your sunscreen, makeup, passport, wallet, gum, and even a water bottle.
If you’re looking to find the designer bucket bag of your dreams, check out these 15 bags that will surely steal your heart.
The Best Designer Bucket Bags
1. Prada Allover Crystal bucket bag
Prada is well known for its line of crystal bags that are the perfect accessory to any evening look, but also lightweight and casual enough to be worn during the daytime. This chic bucket bag with crystals is the perfect companion if you’re looking to add a little pizzazz to your look.
The drawstring top and removable crossbody strap add practicality to this stylish handbag that will instantly elevate your outfit.
2. Marc Jacobs The Bucket Bag
Marc Jacobs bags are known for their affordable price, high-quality finish, and super fashionable look – all of which you can see in this Marc Jacobs Leather The Bucket Bag, which is available for just $395.
The cylindrical bucket bag has a classic silhouette, which has been made from pebbled leather and is available in black, and harbor blue, which is perfect to add an injection of color to your outfit. The front of the bag is embossed with ‘The Bucket’ and the Marc Jacobs logo, while the top has a drawstring closure and the interior is fitted with a patch pocket.
This gorgeous also comes with a top handle and a removable and adjustable crossbody strap – what more could you want?
3. Gucci Marmont Mini Bucket Bag
While this mini bucket bag can’t carry full bottles of champagne, it can carry a phone and your wallet, which is great if you’re looking for a light bag that’ll keep your hands free. The Gucci Marmont Mini Bucket Bag is made with black matelasse chevron-printed leather and has a microfiber lining with gold-toned hardware.
As for special details, it has a double G on the front, a detachable key ring, two slots for your cards, and a chain strap. This bucket bag costs $1,150 and also comes in white.
4. Louis Vuitton (Petit) Noe Bucket Bag
This is the famous Louis Vuitton Noe bucket bag, one of the very first bucket bags that still remains a key part of the French fashion house today.
You will find many different renditions of the Noe bucket bag, available in a range of sizes, colors, and materials. We love the textural finish of this Epi leather bag, in the Petit Noe size – the ideal size to fit all your everyday essentials.
The caramel-colored epi leather is embellished with brass hardware and finished with a small LV embossed logo on the bottom of the bag. The drawstrings open to reveal a contrasting, purple fabric-lined interior.
5. Tory Burch T Monogram Bucket Bag
This bucket bag is covered in Tory Burch’s signature monogram canvas fabric with fine leather trim, gold hardware, and leather straps. This bag can carry an 8-inch tablet and has an easy-to-clean microfiber lining in case anything spills.
Like most bucket bags, the Tory Burch T Monogram Bucket Bag has a flat bottom with protective feet so that you don’t have to worry about setting it on surfaces. It also has a top handle and an adjustable strap so that it can be worn as a crossbody bag while you run errands.
The most popular colors of this bucket bag are navy and gold monogram fabric which costs $468.
6. Fendi Mon Tresor
This bucket bag is definitely an investment as it retails for $1,950. However, because this style of bag is so functional and practical, we’re sure you’ll get your money’s worth of use out of it.
Fendi’s Mon Tresor bucket bag is made with brown leather with an embossed FF print all over and features detachable shoulder straps, gold hardware, and a solid leather drawstring. This bucket bag comes in dark brown and white/beige. Like the Gucci bucket bag, it’s relatively small and fits just your phone, wallet and other small essentials.
7. Gucci Diana small bucket bag
This is just another gorgeous bucket bag on offer from the Gucci brand, in the style of the totally irresistible Diana bag. The Diana bag is a structured tote, with bamboo top handles, which was named after Princess Diana after she was often seen carrying this tote.
The popularity of this handbag has meant that the Diana has inspired many other Gucci bags, including this bucket bag, crafted from luxe brown leather, and finished with a bamboo top handle.
The bag also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap for crossbody wear, while the interior has an open pocket – perfect for helping you stay a little more organized. This stunning bucket bag retails for just $2,790.
8. Chanel Caviar CC Pocket Bucket Bag
Chanel always delivers elegant and sophisticated handbags, such as this stunning Chanel Caviar Quilted Pocket Bucket Bag that has that classic Chanel look.
The bag is crafted from supple caviar leather, for a durable finish, and then decorated with a glittering gold CC logo and a quilted pocket at the front of the bag. The drawstring top opens to a black fabric-lined roomy interior, which is fitted with a patch pocket to hold your phone or card case.
As you would expect, this bucket bag is finished with a leather threaded gold chain shoulder strap, that is now synonymous with the Chanel brand. This bag is available for $4,315, although there are many other options to choose from on Fashionphile.
9. Bottega Veneta Mini Cassette Drawstring Bucket Bag
Mini bags are so popular at the moment and we just cannot resist this adorable Bottega Veneta Mini Cassette Drawstring Bucket Bag! The bag is crafted from supple strips of nappa leather, woven together in the intrecciato technique, which has become a signature of the Bottega Veneta brand.
The simple yet exquisite bucket bag is just finished with a drawstring closure and delicate leather shoulder strap, that can also be worn across the body.
This Bottega Veneta bucket bag is available for $1,800, and comes in this striking orange shade, ideal to add a pop of color to your look, or a muted light green shade for a more minimalist look.
10. Dior Vibe Bucket Bag
We love the sleek look of this Small Dior Vibe Bucket – the perfect night-out accessory for a striking look. This bag has a shiny navy leather exterior, printed with the Christian Dior name in start white lettering for a bold finish.
The drawstring closure allows easy access to the compact interior that can hold your phone, keys, and wallet. This stylish bag is finished with gleaming gold hardware, a leather top handle, and a removable longer leather shoulder strap, so this bag can be styled in many different ways.
This Dior bucket bag retails for $3,400 and is available in a white colorway too.
11. Tory Burch McGraw Small Leather Bucket Bag
If you are looking for a classic and timeless bucket bag that will really stand the test of time and look stunning with any outfit, then this Tory Burch McGraw Small Leather Bucket Bag is the handbag for you!
Tory Burch is known for its beautiful design, and this bucket bag really shows that. This McGraw bag is crafted from black pebbled leather and has a paired back aesthetic, with the tonal black Tory Burch logo and black leather top strap.
To ensure versatility, this bag also has a detachable leather crossbody strap so it can be styled in many different ways, while the interior is fitted with several wall pockets to help you stay organized. Plus, this bucket bag is a great, affordable option, retailing for $348.
12. Saint Laurent Noe Rive Gauche Bucket Bag
This ivory canvas bucket bag by Saint Laurent is simple yet chic with a contrasting black monogram that will capture everyone’s attention. Unlike many of the other bags, this one has a snap closure instead of a drawstring, making it very sleek and simple.
While it’s made from canvas, its handles are crafted from black calf leather. This bucket bag also comes with a dust bag that’s perfect for storing it in your closet or when taking it on vacation with you. The Rive Gauche bag retails for $1,790.
13. Gucci Ophidia Bucket Bag
We love this Gucci bucket bag because it is casual but it can definitely be worn with a more formal outfit as well. Covered in Gucci’s famous GG Supreme canvas with red and green stripe detailing, the bucket bag is high fashion and will make a statement.
It has gold-tone hardware, an adjustable strap, a drawstring closure, and brown leather trim. The super chic Gucci Ophidia Bucket Bag can be yours for $1,400.
14. Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
This bag is a cult favorite among bucket bag enthusiasts as it was responsible for reviving the bucket bag trend back in 2013. It’s made from Saffiano leather and features intricate top-stitching, an adjustable strap, drawstring closure, and an embossed brand logo at the bottom above its flat base.
The bag comes in light pink, black, and red but we recommend starting with black if it’s your first designer bucket bag. The black version of the bag has a deep red interior, which definitely gives it an elevated look. It costs $495.
15. Balenciaga Extra Small Wheel Logo Bucket Bag
The Balenciaga Small Wheel Logo Bucket Bag is definitely more casual and sporty than some of the others on this list as it’s made with recycled nylon and has the brand’s logo printed on the front.
This compact bucket bag has a top handle and an adjustable strap so that it can be worn over your shoulder or across your body. It’s water-resistant, has a pocket on the inside, and has a drawstring closure to secure all of your stuff. This fashion-forward bucket bag retails for $975.
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