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Would You Wear… a Bucket Backpack?


Photo Credit: Urban Outfitters, Alexander Wang via ELLE, Jessica Biel via Pacific Coast News

Maybe you’re the gal who totes around gigantic, oversized satchels every day. Perhaps you throw everything into your bookbag and only use purses when absolutely necessary. Either way, the new luxe look to consider is the bucket backpack. 

Scratching your head on this one? Sure, nylon drawstring backpacks may be the first thing to come to mind, and they are handy for throwing your sneakers in to lug to your kickball game. Think about that functionality with a whole bunch of added style. These bags have some similarities but are sleeker and chic-er version of those carryalls. Shiny hardware, bright colors, flaps, and tassels are all used to up the stylishness of these backpacks.

The Row popularized this look but their prices gave us heart palpitations. These days, there are still plenty of options if you want to drop serious dough, but it won’t be long until you can scout out ultra-affordable ones at your favorite stores (see the UO one, above!).

Product Information: Neiman Marcus, ShopbopFar Fetch

Thoughts on the bucket backpack?

What do you think? Is it  just a messy purse waiting to happen? Do you love the ease of being hands-free? Would you buy one of these sacks? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Posted on on January 14, 2014 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , ,

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12 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Bucket Backpack?”

  1. 1
    January 14th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    No. Not only do I not like backpacks, but they also hurt my shoulders and my back (weird I know). Hence why I only use my totes for school.

  2. 2
    January 14th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    These backpacks remind me of the movie, Clueless. Mid- 90’s anyone? I say no on this trend.

  3. 3
    January 14th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    It has its purposes, but I definitely wouldn’t carry one around everyday. The only time I would willingly wear one is on a trip to a theme park.

  4. 4
    January 14th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Hmmm… maybe. But it still looks bulky, and I only wear smaller bags because I can’t take the bulkiness of totes/bigger bags, usually. And backpacks are for school, so that’s the only place I’d bring it.

  5. 5
    January 14th, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I never stopped wearing them!? Lol The ones I buy are multicolored but edgy. I wouldn’t carry one unless it’s cute! There great for class instead of a huge backpack. I say yes!

  6. 6
    January 14th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Not for me. It reminds me too much of the 90’s when I had one.

  7. 7
    January 14th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I had a ton of these as a child. If only I had known they were going to come back in style…

  8. 8
    January 15th, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I would love to see you guys post the websites for where I could find these backpacks at a more affordable price!

  9. 9
    January 15th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I love those kinds of backpacks. Their very handy for putting random junk in! :D

  10. 10
    January 15th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Hmm, interesting. I like these bags

  11. 11
    January 17th, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I’m not sure you guys are aware of this, but the third picture is NOT Jessica Biel, its Lea Michele

  12. 12
    February 5th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve had one for a few years now. It’s a small orange bag from Target, and I’m pretty sure they have more like it. I love it, and get compliments every time I go out with it.

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