When Mansur Gavriel, the part American, part German, New York-based brand created its affordable yet desirable version in 2013, it inspired others to do the same. After five years, there are as many pricefriendly options as there are variations of it.
Paco Rabanne’s bucket bag comes in two sizes: S and M.
Club 21 Ladies now stocks LA label Staud, which is known for its fisherman’s net-meetsbucket bags.
DVF’s version gets the Japaneseinspired furoshiki wrap treatment.
On our radar: Jil Sander’s understated bucket bag, which has a detachable pouch inside.
A.P.C. in leather and suede, $759, Kapok.
Calf leather, $345, Massimo Dutti.
PU leather, $79.90, Za.
Pippa in denim with calf leather trim, $520, Kate Spade.
Leather (price unavailable), Marni.
PU leather, $59.90, Mango.
PU leather, $66.90, Topshop.
Montresor in calf leather, $1,850, Fendi.
Building Block in calf leather, $726.60, Emporium of the Modern Man.
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"Giant Jamie lambskin chain bag, $3,990, Saint Laurent."
The Everyday Work Bag That Doesn’t Look Too Everyday
On a Venn diagram of bags, these would intersect at “appropriate for work” and “perfect for nights out”.
Jewelled Satchel in calfskin, $3,370,Alexander McQueen.
Top City Knot intrecciato nappa shoulder bag, $6,160, Bottega Veneta.
Painted wicker small shoulder bag, $3,910, Gucci.
BB Chain Wallet (price unavailable), Balenciaga.
Diordirection lambskin flap bag (price unavailable), Dior.
Admiral Sloan scalloped lambskin shoulder bag (price unavailable), Michael Michael Kors.
Mini Kan I calfskin shoulder bag, $3,290, Fendi.
Amazone Hobo calfskin bag in S, $1,125, Longchamp.
The Amazone comes in three sizes, each with a sliding metal chain, so you can wear it two ways – crossbody, or as a shoulder bag.
TEXT RACHEL TAN