Mansur Gavriel’s Bucket Bag… And Others You HAVE To Own

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by Edwina Langley |

If you have even the remotest interest in fashion you will be aware of the bucket bag; specifically, Mansur Gavriel's bucket bag – possibly the most coveted handbag to have gone on sale this decade.

Originally released in 2013, it was designed by duo Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, who were inspired to create a handbag that was both luxurious and inexpensive.

'Both Floriana and I felt we couldn't find a beautiful, classic bag below the designer price point range,' Rachel told The Telegraph last year.

'When designing the collection we decided to emphasise cost in the quality of leather and craftsmanship, and minimise cost in areas such as lining and hardware. We simplified in order to accentuate quality and keep the price point manageable.'

Retailing at between £345 and £395, the Mansur Gavriel bucket was a fraction of the price of most 'It' bags – think Mulberry's Alexa bag at over £1k, and Celine's Cartable Pillow bag at north of £2k. It won itself cult status as a result, rapidly flying off shelves both sides of the pond.

And so in an ironic twist of fate, the anti 'It' bag, became an 'It' bag itself, and it remains so today.

If your wardrobe is missing it, why not buy one through the gallery below? (And check out the other affordable buckets on offer too...)

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Best Bucket Bags

Mansur Gavriel, Avion
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Mansur Gavriel, Avion Bucket Bag, £414; mansurgavriel.com BUY HERE

Moschino Bucket Bag
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Moschino, Matchstick Bucket Bag, £555; selfridges.com BUY HERE

Loewe Bucket Bag
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Loewe, Bounce Leather Bucket Bag, £1,195; matchesfashion.com BUY HERE

Michael Michael Kors Bucket Bag
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Michael Michael Kors, Medium 'Greenwich' Bucket Bag, £315; farfetch.com BUY HERE

Furla Bucket Bag
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Furla, Stacy Blue Bucket Bag, £245; houseoffraser.com BUY HERE

Zara Bucket Bag
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Zara, Beaded Cross Body Bucket Bag, £29.99; zara.com BUY HERE

See By Chloe Bucket Bag
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See By Chloe, Vicki Patchwork-Suede Bucket Bag, £425; matchesfashion.com BUY HERE

Sophia Webster Bucket Bag
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Sophia Webster, Romy Leather Bucket Bag, £550, net-a-porter.com BUY HERE

Elizabeth & James Bucket Bag
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Elizabeth & James, Cynnie Mini Suede Bucket Bag, £380; net-a-porter.com BUY HERE

Proenza Schouler Bucket Bag
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Proenza Schouler, Medium Leather Bucket Bag, £1,075; selfridges.com BUY HERE

Saint Laurent Bucket Bag
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CREDIT: Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent, Classic Baby Emmanuelle Chain Bucket Bag in Multicolour Grunge Rose Wool Needlepoint, £1,095; ysl.com BUY HERE

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