More than a mere drop in the fashion bucket, the very popular bucket bags have become a go-to accessory for women. “The bucket bag has a universally appealing shape,”writes fashion and style website Refinery29.com. “It’s structured, but not too structured – fashionable, but not too out-there.”Both high-end designers and fast-fashion retailers have thrown their considerable weight behind the bag. It’s defined by its roughly square proportions, structured bottom and typically drawstring closure. Common fabrics include leather (real and faux), canvas, denim or a lightweight parachute fabric. “They are comfortable, stylish and extremely versatile,”says Jeffrey Mayer, president of LBU Inc. (asi/65952). Easily foldable into a bag or carry-on, they are the ultimate stylish bags for travel.
Embossed python bag (JEN-PYY-CLD) from GiGi New York (circle 99 on Free Info Card).
SOLO vintage bucket tote (VTA804-3) from Incentive Concepts (asi/62536; circle 124 on Free Info Card).
Cutter & Buck tablet tote (9810-42) from Leed’s (asi/66887; circle 100 on Free Info Card).
Leather bag (9707) from Piel Leather (asi/78073; circle 102 on Free Info Card)
Jute bag (J0207) from Cosmos Expert (asi/46758; circle 101 on Free Info Card).
Leather drawstring valuables pouch (TT-503) from Eisinger Smith Inc (asi/51810; circle 125 on Free Info Card).
Leather sling bag (803) from Scully Leather (asi/86020; circle 123 on Free Info Card).