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. Saint Laurent Le 37 Calfskin Bucket Bag
If you’re looking for a roomy bucket bag, this timeless option from Saint Laurent is a perfect option. The 37 Calfskin Bucket Bag is simple yet chic with gleaming gold hardware 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, as well as a detachable shoulder strap for both versatility and utility.
If black isn’t your choice of color, the bag is also available in dark green.
2. 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.
3. Chanel Calfskin About Pearls Bucket Bag
Chanel always delivers elegant and sophisticated handbags, such as this stunning Chanel Calfskin About Pearls Bucket Bag that has that classic Chanel look.
The bag is crafted from supple calf leather leather for a durable finish, and then decorated with a glittering gold CC logo at the front, and a faux pearl shoulder strap. The gold chain drawstring closure opens to a small, red fabric-lined interior, which is big enough to carry your essentials for a night out.
Overall, it’s a great bag if you love a classic Chanel look with a little bit of personality.
4. Gucci Diana Mini Bucket Bag
We love the unique look of this Gucci Mini Diana bucket bag that pays homage to the brand’s history. The original Diana bag is a structured tote, complete 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 $2,400.
5. Chloé Marcie Leather Bucket Bag
If you’re into the trendy quiet luxury aesthetic, this chic logo-less option from Chloé is the perfect choice. Unlike many other bags that we’ve featured on this list, the Marcie Leather Bucket Bag is actually quite roomy – it can comfortably fit a water bottle, for example.
The bag comes in white and black, and features a chic whipstitch top handle and a stirrup-inspired leather trim that goes around the sides and bottom of the bag, referencing the label’s equestrian appeal. While the strap on the bag isn’t removable, it is adjustable, making it easy to carry this chic purse across the body, on your shoulder, or simply by the top handle.
6. Celine 16 Bucket Bag
Continuing with the quiet luxury aesthetic, we have the gorgeous 16 Bucket Bag ($2,950) from Celine. While the brand may be best known for its Triomphe logo bags at the moment, this minimalist bag is a great option for anyone who is looking for a timeless bag option that is crafted from the best materials.
This calfskin bag features a turn-lock closure with gleaming gold hardware, and comes with a top handle and a crossbody strap. However, if you wanted to add a bit of logo to your look, you can also purchase an additional strap from the website, which features different colorways and materials.
Choose from tan, chalk, blue grey and black colors.
7. Tory Burch Mini 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 $368.
8. Louis Vuitton Nano Noé Bucket Bag
This Nano Noé bag is a more recent addition to Louis Vuitton’s famous Noé line, a design that dates back to 1932 and is among the fashion house’s collection of classic bags.
You will find many different renditions of the Noe bucket bag, available in a range of sizes, colors, and materials. As we love light and neutral tones, this Empreinte leather bag with its tonal giant LV monogram caught our eye. While the design is available in multiple sizes, the nano is the ideal size to fit all your everyday essentials.
Like many other bags on this list, the nano Noé bag comes with an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, as well as a drawstring closure.
9. Saint Laurent Mini Joe Bucket Bag
We love the sleek look of this Mini Joe Bucket Bag ($1,950) from Saint Laurent, perfect for both nights out as well as a small everyday bag . This bag has a shiny leather exterior, and comes in 5 popular YSL colors; white, beige, black, forest green and dark brown.
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 that’s the perfect length to be worn both crossbody and on the shoulder, and an exterior flap pocket for extra room.
10. 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.
11. 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 the sage green color featured above, as well as a striking orange, which is ideal to add a pop of color to your look.
12. 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?
13. Fendi Mon Tresor
This bucket bag is definitely an investment as it retails for $2,150. However, this chic colorway is the perfect accessory to many white summer outfits, and if you love white, we’re sure you’ll get your money’s worth of use out of it.
This version of the Fendi Mon Tresor bucket bag is made with white canvas with an embossed FF print all over, and is trimmed with light grey leather. The bag comes with two detachable nappa leather straps, one short and one long, both featuring the same woven design that you can see above.
Like many other bags we’ve featured on this list, Mon Tresor is relatively small and fits just your phone, wallet and other small essentials.
14. 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.
15. 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.
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