Several handbag styles of the past have surely made a comeback in runways and newly released collections this season. There’s the saddle bag of the 70s made in rich textiles like suede and leather (Givenchy and Gucci totally nailed this). There’s also the crossbody carryall or purse that you can conveniently bring to any casual day out on spring break (Fendi, Burberry, and Michael Kors has some stunners, as always).
The most prominent trend of the bunch is the bucket bag, and it surely deserves a spot on your bucket list this spring. It’s chic, it’s laidback, and it’s pretty roomy, which makes it a true staple for the season. Various versions of the practical yet tasteful bag have graced the S/S 2015 runways, and they’re all yours for the taking.
Supple yet Slouchy
The classic makes of leather and snake skin make the bucket bag simply sophisticated, but the distinct silhouette of the purse still gives it that laidback quality. Giorgio Armani, Victoria Beckham, and Ralph Lauren have the best examples.
Two-tone palettes and color blocking techniques with neutrals or pastels give these bags (particularly one from the Tory Burch Spring 2015 collection) a modish, eye-catching finish. Some designers like Marc Jacobs and Moschino also play with bold dyes to make a colorful statement.
While these labels come with hefty price tags, you can find a truly vintage piece or a stunning, gently pre-owned one that reflects this trend at more affordable prices in designer resale stores.