Every essential is at first an inspired idea that sparks an enduring story of design, and our Oversized Bucket Bag is no exception. Its roots span from the vineyards of France to the ranks of WWII and onto the streets of the world’s most stylish cities. This season, our collection’s French influence is at the origins of this chic silhouette.
In 1932, a producer of valuable vintages from the vineyards of Champagne placed a custom order with Gaston-Louis Vuitton in Paris. He asked for a simple satchel in a bucket shape that could hold four bottles of bubbly upright, with a fifth upside down. The bag was sturdy, simple and secured with a supple leather drawstring at the top—the start of a classically coveted piece that has stood the test of time. The onset of the Second World War took the bucket bag into its next phase of functionality. Roomy and utilitarian, the sailor’s duffle bag was a more malleable interpretation of the original rendering, intended to hold wartime rations and other necessities. Through the years, it slowly surfaced through the likes of Vogue as a practical accessory among women, but with the new found femininity of the forties.
The bucket silhouette reemerged in the eighties as a response to the saturation of logo bags that flooded the market. The design’s fresh sensibility exuded a discreet, understated feel with subtle hardware. This minimalist approach to the prevailing piece was the beginning of its reign as a foundational accessory. Its many iterations throughout the decades were a reflection of the times, while the consistency of its presence is the true testament to its timelessness.
As purveyors of premium essentials, the bucket bag was a natural next step in our curated collection. This week, we introduce the modern mainstay in a romantically refined, oversized silhouette. Expertly crafted in Italy, this beautiful bag is made from elevated Italian Saffiano leather that relays a rich, scratch-resistant texture. The thoughtful touches of hardware are minimal and elegant, while the drawstring delivers a delicate finish. This beautiful accessory will translate to the spirit of every season and occasion with storied sophistication—whether you’re carrying champagne in the countryside, or the necessities in the city.
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