Bags Being Awkward: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

Is there anyone who isn’t lusting after a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag this season?

via mansurgavriel.tumblr.com

via mansurgavriel.tumblr.com

via mansurgavriel.tumblr.com

via mansurgavriel.tumblr.com

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.

Looking for your keys? Good luck with that via popsugar

Looking for your keys? Good luck with that via popsugar

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.

Roots Roxi Bag - equally awkward

Roots Roxi Bag – equally awkward

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’?

via Notable.ca

Bucket bag —> Handbag? via Notable.ca

Kiki looking awkward via purseblog.com

Kristen Dunst looking awkward via purseblog.com

An open bag, swinging back and forth while you walk. What could be annoying about that? via starstyle.com

A wide open bag, swinging back and forth while you walk. What could be annoying about that? via starstyle.com

Just...I can't

Paired with Birkenstocks? I just can’t.

The idea of riding a bike with this bag is just beyond me. via AndyHeart.com

Good luck riding your bike with that wrecking ball on your shoulder. Via AndyHeart.com

 

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:

via thefashionspot.com

via thefashionspot.com

via starstyle.com

via starstyle.com

Via purseblog.com

A mom-bag moment. Via purseblog.com

via StarStyle.com

via StarStyle.com

via purseblog.com

I would cover my face if I was caught with that bag too. I feel you Kiki. Via purseblog.com

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4 thoughts on “Bags Being Awkward: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

  1. I like these bags, but you have to dress a certain way for them to look good on you.
    They are under $500, galaboutmtl, not over $600. And that’s pretty cheap, compared to other designer bags.

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