Mansur Gavriel Calf Coated Bucket Bag, Royal, $695; Available at Mansur Gavriel.com
We all know that bucket bags have been a huge trend of late. Although I rarely feed into fleeting trends, when I believe it is one that will stand the test of time and look chic while doing so, I dive right in. Louis Vuitton created the style in 1932, when a Champagne producer asked the brand to make a sturdy bag for him to carry around his bubbly. Today the bucket bag is as useful as it is lust worthy. Overnight fashion sensations, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, are spearheading the craze with their signature bold colors and luxe leathers. I love Mansur Gavriel’s take on the bag because it is sleek and simple, but makes a huge impact. This bright blue is a great trans-seasonal color and a fabulous pop of excitement against everyday separates. The draw string closure brings nonchalance to a structured shape, making the bucket bag both effortless and sophisticated. All of Mansur Gavriel’s bags emphasize excellent craftsmanship, which is a beautiful thing to see amongst an overwhelming intake branding and shoddy quality. The bucket bag strikes a perfect balance between “of-the-moment” and timeless. It will keep you coming back wear after wear after wear.