Is there anyone who isn’t lusting after a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag this season?
Yep. This gal.
I agree that they look luxurious and chic, and I am a sucker for small companies that make quality items out of things like “vetegable-tanned leather” (by the way…does anyone know what that even means?).
And everyone, I mean EVERYONE wants one of these bags.
Every. Single. Fashion blogger. From here to eternity.
Fashionista.com even published a how-to guide for pre-orders, for those who want to get their hands on one. Because once they hit the stores, they’re sold out immediately. Case-and-point: Net-A-Porter.
But you know the problem is with bucket bags? They are bucket bags.
The truth is, they are not as “effortlessly cool” as they appear in still photographs on Pinterest. In fact, bucket bags are extremely difficult to wear. They bulge. They swing uncontrollably. Its literally like wearing a ball and chain over your shoulder.
And forget finding your keys in there – anything small slithers down to the bottom corners, and because the bag has a “bucket” base instead of a square or rectangle, you can be chasing your keys around in circles forever.
Have you ever tried to take public transportation, or tried to make your way around a shopping mall with a bucket bag? You can count on it being knocked off your shoulder every two seconds because a) it is hard for you to adjust to the actual circumference of the bag and to account for how much (awkward) extra space you now take up b) its hard for everyone else within a three-foot radius.
I have to be honest. This is one of those trends that really make me wonder.
Sometimes things that look good in fashion photos just don’t make it in the real world, namsayin’?
Luxury, I believe, is form AND function. Not price or status or brand.
Anyways, that is my curmudgeonly take on it. I’ll leave you with additional photos of Kristen Dunst looking awkward with her bucket bag: