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14 Cool Bucket Bags You'll Want to Trade Your Canvas Tote For

This season's styles range from woven raffia to leather.

Kat Irlin

Fun fact: The first bucket bag to appear on scene was in 1932 when Gaston-Louis Vuitton created the Noé as a utilitarian bag to carry champagne in without breaking the bottles. The wide reinforced base was designed to hold five bottles while the drawstring closure cinched the bottles together so they wouldn't rattle around. Genius!

Over the years, the bucket bag has evolved in color and vibe while still maintaining its iconic shape. Designers like Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel have since made the classic style into their own. The duo introduced their brand by launching an iconic bucket bag in 2013. The minimalist accessory was so in demand that it garnered a waitlist and Business of Fashion dubbed it the "first post-recession It bag" in a 2015 article. Fast forward to 2020 and the love we have for the bucket bag silhouette is still going strong. It's become a constant in the fashion cycle and every few seasons, designers will churn out updates to this staple silhouette, whether it be a handwoven piece or an all-over logo style.

For this season, we rounded up our favorite bucket bags to shop right now. This handbag isn't going anywhere and yes, you can still totally use it to tote your bubbly around for the summer.

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A Bamboo Bucket Bag
Mindy Bamboo Bucket Bag
Anthropologie anthropologie.com
$99.00

This bucket bag is made from multicolored beads and bamboo to give it natural-looking elements. It's perfect for those who want to dress up their summer outfits with an eclectic accessory.

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A White Bucket Bag
Tassel Mini Bucket Bag
Zara zara.com
$19.99

I love a white bag for summer and this mini one from Zara is so chic. The tassel detail gives it an interesting look while the crossbody strap makes it super functional. Pro tip: Be extra careful when wearing this with jeans because who wants blue dye all over their white bag? Not me. 

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A Woven Bucket Bag
Top-Handle Tote
Nico Giani farfetch.com
$311.00

This bag is composed of brown straw with leather exteriors and a cotton lining for an earthy and polished aesthetic. The woven design is reminiscent of Jane Birkin's iconic basket bag. Pay homage to her iconic style by pairing this with blue jeans and a white shirt.

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A Minimalist Bucket Bag
Bisset Bag in Cognac
Staud staud.clothing
$350.00

Complete your polished look with this leather accessory that is structured and understated. A styling tip: wrap a silk scarf around the handles to add a feminine touch. 

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A Classic Bucket Bag
Black Bucket Bag
Mansur Gavriel mansurgavriel.com
$675.00

You can't talk about bucket bags without mentioning this iconic Mansur Gavriel piece. Launched in 2013, the Mansur bucket bag quickly garnered attention and a waitlist. The Los Angeles Times described the bag as "stealth luxe" for women who want low-key luxurious bags without overt logos and labeling. If that's your vibe, this classic Mansur Gavriel style is for you. 

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An Embellished Bucket Bag
Coqueta Bucket Bag
Soraya Hennessy shopbop.com
$122.50

When it comes to beach days, you have your beach bag (a huge tote filled to the brim with snacks and a towel) and then you have your fashion beach bag. The pearl straps on this bucket bag dresses up the laidback look of the woven fabric. With this little guy in the crook of your arm, you'll feel like you're in St. Tropez.

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A Designer Logo Bucket Bag
Noé
Louis Vuitton louisvuitton.com
$1,730.00

The pioneer of bucket bags, Noé was first created in 1932 and the original style is still available to shop to this day. Though you may not use this bag solely to carry Champagne in, you can most definitely stuff it with a water bottle, umbrella, wallet, car keys, and more.

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A Shiny Bucket Bag
Baby Olivia Disco Bag
Les Petits Joueurs lespetitsjoueurs.com
€318.50

Covered in microscopic gold mirror tiles, this bag SCREAMS disco. Fulfill your wildest Studio 54 fantasies with this glimmering bag the next time you go out with the girls. This accessory belongs under the lights of your favorite lounge or club. 

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A Croc-Embossed Bucket Bag
Croc-Embossed Bucket Bag
Aqua bloomingdales.com
$41.16

For the red hot lady, this bag adds a necessary pop of color to all your ensembles. We love the bold hue along with the mock croc for a textured flair. Bonus points: This bag is extra spacious and can fit all of your essentials.

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A Handcrafted Bucket Bag
Small Bucket Fringes in Tan
Loewe loewe.com
$1,900.00

This bucket bag is handcrafted to showcase a variety of weaving techniques. You're buying more than just a bag, you're buying a piece of art! You won't be able to resist the urge to Instagram this piece, so style with your favorite sundress and smile for the camera.

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A Feminine Bucket Bag
Sophie Mini Bucket Bag
Ulla Johnson shopbop.com
$247.50

This bucket bag is suited for the girl whose style says "feminine flair" thanks to the dusty rose color, bow-shaped handle, and a single leather strap for toting. 

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A Rope-Detailed Bucket Bag
City Leather Bucket Bag With Rope Detail
Prada saksfifthavenue.com
$2,290.00

This structured leather bucket bag gets an ocean-inspired twist with rope accents. The knots add texture and flair to the designer accessory and complements all your summertime outfits, especially a cute all-white look

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A Timeless Bucket Bag
Small Ophidia Bucket Bag
Gucci net-a-porter.com
$1,790.00

How to spot a quintessential Gucci bag: Look for the iconic GG print plus red and green stripe details. You can wear this structured bag two different ways depending on the straps, which proves this designer item will be your new go-to year round. For a classic carefree look, rock the bag with a crisp white button-down, jean shorts, aviators, and white sneakers.

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A Navy Bucket Bag
Le Foulonné
Longchamp longchamp.com
$495.00

What makes this bucket bag different from the others is in the details, like the chic silver carabiners that adjust the strap length. The navy color is also as easy to style with as black and looks sophisticated.

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