The last thing you want to carry to your next weekend brunches or a girls’ day out is a big mommy bag. Yes, it can hold all your necessities from smartphones and powerbanks, to your emergency makeup supplies, car keys and selfie sticks, but you’ll end up having to drag an extra chair just to ‘sit’ your bag next to you.
ICYMI, mini buckets bags are currently on the rise as the new it-bag to covet. Fendi even launched a series of mini bucket bags for men during the spring/summer 2018 presentation on top of other compact arm candies in various shapes and sizes.
For the ladies, Fendi details the Mon Tresor mini bucket bag to fit the daily needs of everyday women. The dimensions are ergonomically measured for enough storage space without ending up looking like a stuffed dumpling.
These bucket bags are also designed with versatility and comfort in mind, allowing you to sport them effortlessly while looking chic all the way. So the next time you’re heading out for a weekend brunch or an afternoon tea, consider these latest mini bucket bags as your choice of arm candy.
The bag is named after its founder Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel and is a tribute by the late Karl Lagerfeld to the madame herself. It first appeared on Chanel’s spring/summer 2017 collection, featuring a flexible chain strap that can be adjusted according to your desired length. The new iteration has a leather and chain strap, as well as a structured body with stitched detailing and the Chanel double interlocking ‘C’ hardware to complete the look.
Loewe is known for its three-dimensional bags like the Puzzle. The brand’s latest release — the Hammock — is very much inline with this aesthetic though it maintains a triangular shape with a drawstring instead of a zipper. As long as the drawstring is extended, the bag will have enough space for everything from your gadgets to beauty essentials. The thicker shoulder strap also suggests a more casual and relaxed look in Loewe’s latest collection.
If you’re going for a cool sporty look or want something to complete your leather jacket, Saint Laurent’s Talitha bucket bag is something to consider. The bag, structured in smooth patent leather finish, comes in two sizes – medium and small. The medium one is paired with a leather shoulder strap while the mini Talitha is matched with a metal chain for an edgier look.
The Ophidia mini bucket bag is a Gucci classic, even sporting the iconic red and green design in soft GG Supreme canvas. The signature monogram pattern would pair perfectly with a simple white tee and denim combo or a completely extravagant Gucci ensemble. There is also an extra spare strap that you can also use to change this shoulder bag to a cross-body bag – whatever tickles your fancy.
This classic combination of black supple ‘Cannage’ lambskin and shiny aged gold-tone hardware chain gives you the right amount of elegance to carry on the shoulder or across the body to any occasion. The ‘CD’ chain is detachable – you can carry it in the hand as a clutch if you want. The Mini Miss Dior bucket bag has a subtle style appeal that is perfect if you want something that doesn’t scream extravagance. There is also a drawstring to fasten the bag.
The Roy bucket bag is an extension from the original Roy series by French brand Chloe. These mini bags are equipped with double shoulder straps for versatility – you can sling or hand-carry it. The base of the bag features a rectangular design, so it won’t look overstuffed. The drawstring mechanism on the inside helps secure the bag.
The Nano Noe is a compact version of the original Noe handbag that features the classic LV monogram. This mini bucket bag is extremely lightweight and has ample storage space for smartphones, keys and more. It’s the perfect go-to bag for brunches or afternoon soirees – an easy match to colourful dresses.
The popular Mon Tresor was launched last year in a series of basic colours including pink, yellow, white, green, blue, black and grey. The compact series also comes with decorative pearls, rivets and Fendi’s iconic FF logo design for a more contemporary look. It comes with a double strap as well for versatility and a drawstring finished in stitched leather.