The Return of the Bucket Bag

Ana Kras for Vogue Germany October 2012 | Lina Scheynius

I feel like “bucket bags” are the one piece of  80’s revival that I find agreeable. Conventional bags force you to be selective about what you carry around but not the bucket-bag! Personally I have a habit of throwing in notebooks and cameras and books and the only bag besides a backpack that would allow me to do this is the bucket bag. The bag is named after it’s shape, the bucket, making it an easy receptacle for dumping organizers, wallets, makeup, water, books, and everything else.



There is some inexpressible feeling that comes with a bag that’s been gently worn into a soft buttery condition. A bag that has perhaps traveled farther than you already but still has another lifetime of adventures in it. This week at the Canoga Park store I found a gently loved vintage Gucci bucket bag that felt just right. I didn’t even know Gucci made bucket bags!

Modern Versions:

by Baggu

by Mansur Gavriel