A good handbag can be an investment and a great handbag becomes a friend. When it comes to great handbags it starts with satchels, bowlers, hobos and many more. There have been a few staples in the sphere of luxury handbags but the bucket bag is becoming a rage now. After New York based designers Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel designed the Bucket bag, it almost seems to have acquired the cult status of a Birkin.
WHAT IS A BUCKET BAG
As the name suggests, bucket bags find inspiration in the shape of bucket. What propelled their creation was the ultimate need to carry all essentials possible and still look chic.
The bucket bag has a round oval bottom and an open top (mostly with a drawstring to close it). It is mostly available in cross body form. The bucket bags are also available in the form of a backpack. The are usually made of leather and can be embellished with studs, fringes and chains.
BUCKET BAG HAS A UNIQUE HISTORY
Bucket bags are not just a fad.A bucket bag is a staple in many handbag wardrobes. lt’s either a roomy everyday favorite or a trusty companion for those days that require heavy lifting. So when we areopting for a bucket bag, we first look to Louis Vuitton. We are a stickler for originals. It’s not that we don’t believe in innovation, it’s just that we prefer to know the origin story so we can appreciate the journey.
Many of Louis Vuitton’s innovations were made in response to Very Fancy Problems, and the Noé is chief among them. The world’s first bucket bag was designed to carry five bottles of Champagne: four with their bases down, and then a fifth inverted in the middle. The biggest Noé in LV’s current lineup can still carry that load.
The French brand known for their luggage and their trunks was the innovator of the bucket bag.However, this bag was not originally designed for a woman’s personal use. In 1932,Gaston-LouisVuitton, grandson of the founder, created the Noé as a utilitarian bag.lts function was to carrychampagne without breaking the bottles.In the original design, still used today, the wide, reinforcedrectangular base was designed to hold five bottles of champagne.(lf you already own a Noé you cantry it yourself.) Four bottles of champagne can fit right side up and a fifth in the middle when placedupside down.The drawstring closure cinches the bottles together so they won’t rattle around andbreak. lt’s a chic gift for the hostess with the mostest,right?
HOW TO CARRY YOUR BUCKET BAG
The purpose of a bucket bag was to fit the needs for a casual day out. We suggest you pick up a basic toned bucket bag and put on those casual chic denims and a loose linen jacket. If you are on a shopping spree and want to make a statement, pair them with vintage inspired pieces such as oversized sweaters or printed blouses for a stylish look. Believe it or not, but a bucket bag also looks chic when worn to parties. We suggest you stick to the classics shades like black and brown. Pair your skinny jeans with a sexy tank top and pointed pumps and carry your bucket bag to rock a casual look.
AN INSTANT HIT
When Mansur Gavriel’s debut collection hit stores in early June 2013 the bucket bag became an instant hit. The first bucket bag which was created by Mansur Gavriel was called Flamma. In no time, it became a hit and got big orders, which further accelerated their growth. By the time New York Fashion Week 2013 started, the bucket bag became a preferred choice of all fashion editors, models, and bloggers such as Garance Dore. Hollywood stars such as Miranda Kerr and Kirsten Dunst also went gaga over it!