Earlier this year, a black Mansur Gavriel mini leather backpack with a red flamma interior was launched on the brand’s website, and within six minutes, it sold out – only to be restocked after a few months. So what is it about the bucket bag that makes it so popular that pretty much every other high street brand features their take on it, only to get snapped up sooner than you can say ‘Post-Recession It Bag’?
Maybe because the style is so practical – structured but not too boxy and flexible enough to stuff in life’s necessities; maybe because it’s totally chic but not ostentatious, or because you can just throw it over your shoulder? In any case, it’s here to stay a while.
So we did some digging around to find you some instant inspo on how to wear the silhouette, as well as a bunch of them you can buy, in different textures and colours.