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The Bucket Bag — A Must-Have Accessory
You have your clutch for formal occasions, your crossbody for when you want your hands to be totally free, and your satchel for running everyday errands. Do you really need another handbag? You do! Designer bucket bags are tote-like bags that have a large open compartment. They close with a drawstring at the top, and they come with a comfy shoulder strap. Some of the shoulder straps are long enough that the bucket bag can double as a women's designer crossbody bag.
Your bucket bag will accommodate everything you need to carry. Throw your makeup bag in there, along with your wallet, your feminine hygiene necessities, your mirror, your mints, and all the other odds and ends you might use throughout the day. Just be careful not to cram too much stuff in there; you don't want your bag to become so heavy that you stop loving it.
Choosing the Perfect Bucket Bag
Bucket bags are usually large, but they do come in several sizes; choose one that fits your personal size preference. They may even be as big as women's designer totes, and if you buy one that's this size, you're sure never to worry about a lack of space in your handbag.
Also, pay attention to color. Neutral colors, like black, white, tan, brown, and khaki, can go from outfit to outfit with ease. You can even dress them up with a colorful silk scarf that matches your clothes. Bucket bags come in brighter hues and fun patterns, too, but these are more seasonal.
What's in a name? A lot. You want your bucket bag to be of the best quality, so be picky about the brands you choose. Names like Alexander Wang and Brighton offer amazing bucket bags that come with a silent promise of quality and good taste. Unfortunately, these brands can be expensive if you buy them at regular retailers. Shop thredUP to discover like-new secondhand treasures at awesome prices.
What to Wear With Your Bucket Bag
Bucket bags tend to be on the casual side. Carry one when you're traveling or when you're shopping on the weekend. Slip into some jeans, a pretty top, and a cozy jacket or cardigan. For some extra pizzazz, pick one or two outstanding accessories to make your look pop. A pair of high-heeled booties or a cool belt will do the trick.
Shopping at thredUP
At thredUP, we carry so much more than just bucket bags. When you want to switch things up a little, transfer your stuff to one of your women's designer satchels; if you don't have a satchel, come to us. We carry more than 30,000 brands of merchandise, and the possibilities for accessories are endless. If you don't love what you order, send it back for free. We want you to love shopping with us!