Spend a day walking around New York City and you’ll spot at least one Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. It’s been the undeniable “It” item for a year now — and now that they opened up an e-shop and you don’t have to scour their limited retail supply, the bucket bag fever has become even more widespread. So we’ve reached the point that if you don’t already have one, you’re at least tempted to invest in a bucket bag.
But is it worth it, so late in the game? How long will this trend last? What’s so innovative about it? All great questions. Don’t get me wrong — Mansur Gavriel does bucket bags well, hence their success. Heck, I find myself on their site from time to time ogling at his signature bright interiors. But if you haven’t been bitten by the bucket bag bug yet, maybe it’s a sign that you should stray away from the pack and look at some alternatives to the norm. Here are some for your consideration (all tuckable).