The 2016 iconic bucket bag

In case you missed it, the bucket bag is the 'it' bag of the moment. In particular a very specific style of slick, modern drawstring bag. Brands like Celine, Mansur Gavriel and lesser known but in no way less superior, Building Block, one of my favourite bag brands around. 

Characterised by smooth polished leather, minimal embellishment and a sleek silhouette, these bags are truly modern and luxurious but with a subtle nod to the 80s. Minimal branding is also a key feature of the bags of this generation - a gold leaf emboss is miniature and barely seen in both the Celine and Mansur Gavriel whilst Building Block has no outside visible branding at all. 

I would really struggle to choose which one i would go for... perhaps all three in different colours. How about you?

About the Author
Jacqui Ma is the Director of Footwear & Accessories at WGSN, she is also the founder and designer of cycling bag company Goodordering. With 10 + years working in product design, trends, and manufacturing, her expertise lies in  fashion, accessories, footwear, innovation, business and content strategy.