You know bucket bags, i.e. these bags that have the shape of a bucket and can be closed with a drawstring, have been huge these last seasons. While I'm usually not crushing on trend bags ('cause they are simply too expensive and everybody has them after a certain time), I must admit that the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag was like a revelation to me. Bucket has quickly turned into my favourite bag shape and so I got a first representative of this category a few years ago. It was this cute, greige laser cut bucket bag, that I've been loving since I first saw it. Unfortunately the years have left their sign on my beloved bag, and so I went on the lookout for a Mansur Gavriel dupe in matt black.After Christmas I saw this Lancaster baby on Instagram and I knew I had to check it out. I had gotten some money for my birthday and for Christmas, and so the bag was affordable at 159€. While I quickly knew that I would go for the small bag (which still has enough room for all the things I carry with me regularly), I had a hard time deciding on a colour. Lancaster has bucket bags in almost every shade a girl could dream of, and they look all even better in this pretty matt! Finally I settled for black because it's the colour I had been looking for, and certainly the most versatile one after all.
While I was extremely satisfied with Lancaster's choice of bucket bags, I had quite a few issues with the shipping. I couldn't pick the option to get the bag sent home so I had to pick it up at a local store. As there was apparently a mistake with the delivery I didn't get notified when my bag arrived and also had some trouble when finally picking it up. But I guess it was worth it in the end, don't you think?
Unfortunately this very bag seems to be sold out online at the moment, but here's the link in case you want to buy it in another colour or check their other black options. For example the larger version with an additional pouch is still available in matt black. I really think the Lancaster bucket bag is a good Mansur Gavriel alternative, even though the quality might be slightly inferior. For yet another alternative I would suggest to check out the Michael Kors bucket bag, which is really pretty too, and also has this lovely golden clasp detail that makes it all the more special.
What about you guys: Bucket bag - yay or nay?