Bucket Bags Are Making a Comeback, as Confirmed by Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez
If Taylor Swift‘s latest girls’ night out was any indication, bucket bags are definitely back. On Nov. 4, the singer hit the town with famous friends Selena Gomez, Sophie Turner, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, and Brittany Mahomes for a star-studded dinner at NYC’s BondSt. While each star was dressed to impress in their own stylish ways, Swift and Gomez’s bag choices in particular caught our attention.
Swift carried a croc-embossed bucket bag from Stella McCartney to top off her black long-sleeve top, plaid miniskirt, and over-the-knee boots. The bag was adorned with the designer’s signature chainlink detail and made of an innovative vegan material sourced from apple waste. Similarly, Gomez held a black bucket bag with gold hardware from Saint Laurent to accessorize her cozy belted sweater dress. Their versatile purse choices make sense considering bucket bags made a splash on the fall/winter 2023 runways earlier this year.
Swift’s McCartney purse is from the aforementioned collection, while luxury brands like Bottega Veneta, Hermés, and Ulla Johnson also reimagined the design for their recent shows. Mansur Gavriel – which popularized the now-ubiquitous silhouette in 2013 – recently debuted a revamped, eco-conscious version of its famous style. More affordable brands like A.P.C and Madewell have also come out with their own iterations, like the latter’s The Essential Bucket Tote recently worn by Katie Holmes.
The bucket bag is making a steady comeback as larger, more practical bags take priority over micro-mini and kitschy statement accessories. Aside from Gomez and Swift, celebrities like Holmes, Meghan Markle, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are also bringing back the versatile, hands-free style this fall. Take a closer look at the trend in action ahead.