Feel like you’ve been toting around the same few handbags for years now? It’s time to ditch your typical tote for good and to try one of these elegant non-boring bucket bags for work instead.
Bucket bags are less clumsy to carry around and are spacious too, so you can contain all your essentials without overstuffing them. Plus, bucket bags are pretty and unconventional — that’s enough reason for us to go out and buy one now. Here are our picks of bucket bags you’ll be proud to schlep around.
On the hunt for a bag that you can easily carry on your off days? We love the Khaki Bucket Bag from Maison Margiela. Its relaxed yet stylish design features a sturdy canvas material in a neutral color, accented with paneled grain leather. With ample storage space and adjustable straps, it’s ideal for carrying your essentials while running errands, meeting friends for brunch, or strolling through town on the weekends.
Elevate your evening attire with this glamorous option from Jimmy Choo. Crafted from luxurious purple leather with a patent finish, the bag is distinguished by the structured gold-tone top handle and coordinating tassel detail — exuding elegance and sophistication. The bag’s drawstring closure keeps your valuables secure while adding a touch of drama. Whether you’re attending a gala dinner, a cocktail party, or a romantic date, this bag will make a dazzling statement.
Head to the beach in style with this fun piece from Le Nine. We can’t stop obsessing over its adorable pineapple design, that’s accented with crystal embellishments that complements its interwoven design well. The bag’s vibrant colours and playful details, embody the carefree spirit of summer and add a touch of coastal charm to your seaside adventures.
Make a statement at the workplace with this sophisticated bucket bag. Made with calfskin in a sleek and timeless design, it exudes professionalism and elegance. The spacious interior can accommodate your laptop, documents, and everyday essentials with ease. The bag’s refined appearance, adds a touch of refinement to your work attire.
Up the ante on your after-hours outfit with this classic Cannes Patent Leather number from Louis Vuitton. Pair this with a slinky cowl mini dress reminiscent of Paris Hilton’s iconic 21st birthday outfit and round it up with towering stilettos for a grand entrance. What’s more, this bag also offers different ways for you to carry it. Sling it as a crossbody or detach the straps and carry it by its top handle.
This leather bucket bag adds class to your outfit in a subtle manner. It’s roomy enough to carry your essentials but isn’t bulky nor cumbersome. Wear this with a double denim ensemble with sneakers and you’ve got a quick, dependable outfit that can get you through the weekend. For work, carry this with a tan maxi dress and strappy heels.
If there’s one thing we love about Longchamp, it would have to be its extensive range of simple and fuss-free designs that’s also durable. Take, for instance, the Épure Bucket Bag. Made with the brand’s popular Russian leather, this stylish piece features a new design that combines a basket and a beach bucket bag. Available in four different colourways, this bag also adds the right pop of colour to your look while keeping it sleek and chic.
Trends come and go, but it seems that classic silhouettes like the bucket bag are here to stay. This season, Alexander McQueen’s Curve Bucket Bag has been a popular favourite for many for its structured design. On top of that, the bag comes with a magnetic flap top and a long, adjustable strap making it a fuss-free option that allows you to carry it as a crossbody.
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Furla’s Corona bag has been a perennial favourite for many for quite some time and we can definitely see why everyone keeps coming back for more. Featuring the brand’s classy shield logo, the bag boasts a simple yet timeless silhouette that allows you to carry it in multiple ways thanks to its adjustable and detachable strap.
Pair this with a white linen dress for the beach (don’t forget your favourite sunnies). For work, the bag will add elegance to a tailored pantsuit.
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Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bags have been a cult favourite amongst fashion lovers and bag collectors alike, due to their simple and clean silhouette. We picked this design in the shade Dahlia — a soft baby pink hue — because it remains neutral enough to pair with a variety of your outfits, but isn’t boring like the staple black or tan colour. Carry this with a lace midi dress and block heels at work.
Its compact size makes it great for a fun night with a bodycon dress or a romantic weekend date with a tan ensemble. If you’re looking for something that’s straightforward and one that can take your outfit from day to night in an instant, you might have just found what you’re looking for.
The small knot breaks the monotony of this black piece from Ganni. As part of the brand’s continuous efforts to minimise its carbon footprint, the bag is also made with recycled polyamide, recycled cotton and recycled leather, and is durable enough to last you through the years.
Go with a sleek, sharp blazer-trousers combo to jazz up the bag’s modern silhouette.
This boxy studded drawstring bucket bag from Charles & Keith is a pretty addition to your bag collection. Besides, its bright pink shade adds colour to your work wardrobe. Wear with a lace top and wide-legged trousers to the office or pair with a flowy kaftan with a pair of espadrilles for the beach.
Prefer something with a slouchier silhouette? Consider splashing on this Black Leather Bucket Bag from Nothing Written. Made with grained calfskin, this bucket bag is unconventional and fun. With a roomy interior, you can easily chuck everything you need in your bag when you’re on the go. Pair this with an aubergine silk dress or navy jumpsuit for a more flattering look.