Found: the perfect bucket bag for spring!

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!}


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  1. 3.27.15

    The color of this bag is amazing! I found a great brown leather one on sale at Banana Republic, but now I definitely need a coral one..

  2. 3.22.15

    OBSESSED with the bag! Love it!!!

  3. 3.21.15
    Mk said:

    Awesome bag

  4. 3.18.15
    midgxt said:

    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

  5. 3.16.15

    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˜

  6. 3.16.15

    I love your bag is so perfect for spring!!

  7. 3.13.15

    Into it!

  8. 3.12.15
    Jaydee said:

    I’m in love with that bag

  9. 3.11.15

    love that colour !!!!!!!
    very summerishh

  10. 3.11.15
    fawn said:

    I love the color on that bag!

  11. 3.11.15

    I’m totaly crazy about the bag !

  12. 3.11.15

    Whats in my bag post…. yes please…. โ˜บ

  13. 3.10.15

    I love this bag! It’s so pretty!

  14. 3.10.15

    I love bucket bags, The only thing that I would want in my bucket bag is if it was full of pockets and have a long strap.

  15. 3.10.15

    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.

  16. 3.10.15

    Yes! Love the idea of “What’s in my bag”

    Thinking about doing that myself :)

  17. 3.10.15
    k0oko said:


  18. 3.10.15

    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 :)

  19. 3.9.15
    Style-Lee said:

    Perfect, love the color.

  20. 3.9.15

    SUPER cute!! What a great find! bravo!

  21. 3.9.15

    Such a cute bag! And yes! Do a what’s in my bag post! Those are my favorites and I’ve been thinking of doing one myself! <3

  22. 3.9.15

    wow, count me in, it’s stunning!

  23. 3.9.15
    julllla said:

    Ahhh this bag is so beautiful! I’ve been itching to get a bucket bag all winter! xxx

  24. 3.9.15

    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 ;)

  25. 3.9.15
    iamj0ann said:

    This was very helpful. Im obsessed with bags and I need a new one once it gets warmer. Thanks

  26. 3.9.15
    criscarrillo said:

    Lovely ๐Ÿ’œ

  27. 3.9.15

    Wow, the colour is definitely SPRING!
    Love it :)

  28. 3.9.15

    That bag is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color, its perfect for spring :)

  29. 3.9.15

    Great purchase! Do they have any other colors?? I live for neutral shades!

  30. 3.9.15

    I love the colour. :) I m such a sucker for Orange :)
    Great post :)

  31. 3.9.15

    Super cute color! That is going to be great for Spring! Also, I enjoy “What’s in my bag” posts. I think they are interesting.

  32. 3.9.15
    20dj10 said:

    The what’s in my bag sounds fun. I love the color of your new bag!!

  33. 3.9.15

    Would love to read a what’s in my bag! And that bag is fabulous!! xx

  34. 3.9.15
    Elizabeth said:

    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’!

  35. 3.9.15

    Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
    How about you! Love that orange bag! Don’t you look spiffy! Sure am ready for Spring.


  36. 3.9.15

    Love the colour, perfect for spring!

  37. 3.9.15

    perfect for summer and the colour is awesome and very trendy!

  38. 3.9.15

    This bag is so nice ! Itยดs a perfect colour to say hello to #spring !
    xxx white|traste :)

  39. 3.9.15

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

  40. 3.9.15
    Carolina E. said:

    Love the bag and that I know you will enjoy Spring & Summer!!

  41. 3.9.15

    Such a cute bag!

  42. 3.9.15
    YNM Flair said:

    Too cute!

  43. 3.9.15

    Great bag! And I would love to know what is in it :)

  44. 3.9.15

    What a fab colour !! Some serious bucketbag-envy xx

  45. 3.9.15

    That bag is absolutely gorgeous! I love it :)

  46. 3.9.15

    Tell me more about the “What’s In My Bag” posts?
    Also, I love the bag! The colour is stunning!

  47. 3.9.15

    I’m in