Whether ‘The Bucket List’ triggers thoughts of the infamous film starring Morgan Freeman (great as it is), or the definition more commonly recognised by the Oxford Dictionary as:
a number of experiences or achievements a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime
The saying holds a more literal meaning here at MyBag. In this case those experiences come in the form of bags, specifically bucket bags (duh). An emerging trend since 2015, bucket bags have refused to budge for a bunch of extremely commendable and necessary reasons. For the easy-going girl on the go stepping from a day at work to a night on the town, we have the answer. From staple textured features to an iconic SS18 palette of baby pinks and lilacs accompanied by accenting trends including embellishments and top handles galore, we come screeching in to the season with The MyBag Bucket List.
Equal parts form and function, the bucket bag is an undeniable essential for the girl who spends her days on the go and needs access to all areas in one easy hit. With 70s style in tow and just in time for a 2018 Summer of love (we hope), this sturdy style has the base you need to be on the move plus space to fill and multiple handle options, so what’s not to love? (Cue answer: nothing). For everything from a water bottle to your sunglasses, glasses and pencil case, the bucket bag is the fill-to-the-brim-with-essentials-and-then-ignore bag you knew you needed but could never quite find, lucky for you now we’re here to help:
Alexander Wang Women's Roxy Mini Bucket Dome Stud Bag - BlackBuy now with free delivery
Crafted from suede leather and embellished all over with dome stud cage detailing, Alexander Wang’s ‘Roxy’ bucket bag is the ultimate statement. Featuring a signature rhodium bike chain that doubles as a closure over the tubular handle, it opens to reveal a spacious interior lined in nappa leather and comes complete with a card holder, perfect for keeping everything you need in one modern-biker-girl place.
meli melo Women's Severine Bucket Bag - RedBuy now with free delivery
In collaboration with street style queen and influencer Olivia Palermo, the meli melo ‘Severine’ bucket bag is crafted from quality, smooth nappa leather. The cylindrical bag showcases a structured silhouette and a zip around closure that opens to reveal a unique British floral ikat lined interior.
With a top handle (#trendalert) and an adjustable tubular strap for those cross body vibes, the shape is accentuated with contrasting trims and knot detailing inspired by architectural jewellery trends. Each bag is expertly crafted in an average of 135 minutes, and consists of 28 different components, including the leather, its linings and metal hardware.
Armani Exchange Women's Perforated Bucket Bag - White/BlackBuy now with free delivery
In true 70s style white accessories are back, and here it comes in the form of this perforated bucket bag from iconic Italian fashion house Armani Exchange. Crafted from smooth white fabric, and designed with a contrasting black, cinch top closure it opens to reveal a spacious interior and slip pocket and a removable, adjustable strap and contrast stitched feature (#trendalert).
Grafea Women's Mini Bucket Bag - LilacBuy now with free delivery
The Grafea ‘Mini’ bucket bag made from smooth lilac leather (#trendalert) comprises a drawstring leather closure and tassel detailing. Simple yet effective and pioneering the colour of the season, it comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and silver tone hardware to match any in perfect harmony.
meli melo Women's Hetty Bag - Jupiter BurgundyBuy now with free delivery
The ‘Hetty’ cross body bag from meli melo is crafted from luxurious deep red Italian calf leather and suede, in true bucket style it fastens with a drawstring strap which can be adjusted and worn across the body or with two handles over the shoulder, suede-lined interior and external silver-tone chain detailing.
Alexander Wang Women's Roxy Mini Bucket Bag with Espadrille Bottom - BlackBuy now with free delivery
In true Alexander Wang style and crafted from smooth leather the ‘Roxy’ bucket bag is designed with a jute, espadrille-inspired bottom. An attached, silver-tone chain with a large ring fits over the dual carry handles and cinches them in to act as a closure. Featuring a partially lined interior with checkerboard fabric and an attached cardholder with debossed Alexander Wang branding.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Women's Dryden Debby Mini Drawstring Bag - Rose Smoke/PorciniBuy now with free delivery
This mini bucket bag from Lauren Ralph Lauren is crafted from supple leather and features a tonal drawstring closure and magnetic tab that opens to reveal an internal slip pocket. In a delightful baby pink perfect for Spring Summer, this style is accompanied by an adjustable leather shoulder strap and gold-toned hardware.
meli melo Women's Santina Mini Woven Bag - BlackBuy now with free delivery
Another beautifully crafted piece from meli melo made from premium Italian calf leather has been designed to replicate Sicilian-inspired wicker baskets. The cylindrical ‘Santina Mini’ showcases a tonal woven effect and features an iconic, drawstring suede interior that opens to reveal a slip pocket for extra storage. Fitted with a long, detachable strap for wearing on the shoulder or across the body.
By Alex Neilson-Clark