I was on a mission to find a bright leather “everyday” bag/tote to haul my junk essentials this spring/summer…

Mission: accomplished.

Last year, I really wanted to get my paws on a Mansur Gavriel leather bucket bag. Everyone else did, too; retailers couldn’t keep them in stock and they were almost impossible to find, unless you were willing to cough up twice the retail price on eBay.

The Kenneth Cole ‘Dover Street’ drawstring bag in bright coral saffiano leather is a good dupe, at almost half the price. Even better: I found itย on Hautelook for 40% off.

{Sidebar: are you guys interested in “What’s In My Bag” posts? I love reading them — they’re a great way to discover new products — but I’ve never done one myself. Let me know if you’re into it!}

 

Posted by:Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

49 replies on “Found: the perfect bucket bag for spring!

  1. This bag is gorgeous, I love love LOVE the colour, it’s perfect for spring! I recently just started my own blog, TheNotQuiteNerdyLife, and if you’d like you could come on over and check it out :) x

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  2. Omg omg this is so pretty ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ the color and the fabric looks great ๐Ÿ˜Ž BTW do drop by I have collaborated with Maybelline and have done a look with it ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. 1. Great Bag!
    2. Are bucket bags a pain to get things in and out of? I have been eyeing a Fossil one and am skeptical.
    3. Yes, yes yes to “what’s in my bag” posts! I love all of your beauty/skin advice, so I am sure your bag is full of great finds.

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  4. Love bucket bags! I splurged and bought a fringed prada one. I was at my grandma’s house and found that she has a vintage louis vuitton bucket bag! In mint condition! I told her she better get it out and wear it or give it to me :)

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  5. Very cute bag, I like your style! Would be perfect for me as a mid-season bag (as autumn is coming here soon in Australia). I like that it brings a lively colour touch in my wardrobe… especially when it is getting cold and we have a tendency to wear brown, grey and black ;) somehow it reminds me of the leaves in the trees or on my path when it is windy! This bag will warm you up! It is like carrying a little piece of sunshine on your shoulder ;)

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  6. Such a bright and beautiful tote! All this drawstring business takes me back to the days when those Dooney ones were all the rage, ha! Would love to see a ‘what’s in my bag’!

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  7. Love the bag! I’ve been on the wait list for the mansur one for months, psyched to see a fantastic alternative!

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