The beauty of the bucket bag is its ability to expertly fuse together functionality with fabulous style. The bucket bag is smaller than a shoulder-aching oversized tote bag, but still big enough to stuff all your crap in, making it far more useful than a clutch or envelope bag.

The bucket bag is the bag that can take you from day to night – the drawstring top gives it an easy-going vibe, but a bucket bag is more ladylike than a rucksack and will look on-point at the most exclusive of events.

Bucket bags are the bag du jour for 2016 and feature heavily in the SS16 collections of See By Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Moschino and Michael Kors. Part structured, part slouchy, the bucket bag can be found in every colour and design imaginable at the moment, with designers and high street stores going crazy for the humble bucket bag.

Black bucket bags will go with anything but if you have that spring feeling, styles in nude shades, peach and bright white are divine. Here are some brilliant bucket bags to suit every budget.

Bargain Buckets (no fries please) 

This black duffle vag from Primark is a total bargain at under ten pounds and will go with any outfit.

Primark Black PU Duffle BagBlack PU Duffle Bag, £9, Primark


This white Miley laser cut bucket bag with drawstring top and gold-tone metal hardware is very similar to a certain laser-cut white leather bucket bag by Alaia (see blowout bucket bags below).

Accessorize Miley Laser Cut Bucket BagMiley Laser Cut Bucket Bag, £35, Accessorize


This simple nude leather drawstring bucket bag from Topshop is made from real leather and an essential accessory for easy-going style.

Topshop Nude Leather Drawstring Bucket BagNude Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag, £56, Topshop


Blowout Beauties

Patchwork denim and leather tassels give this See By Chloe Vicki bucket bag some serious swagger.

See By Chloe Vicki Patchwork Denim & Textured-Leather Bucket BagSee By Chloe Vicki Patchwork Denim & Textured-Leather Bucket Bag, £310, Net-a-Porter


The sophisticated Michael Kors Collection Miranda bucket bag is made from structured canvas and panelled with durable brown leather. Polished gold hardware adds bling and clever ‘feet’ protect the base from scratches.

Michael Kors Collection Miranda Bucket BagMichael Kors Collection Miranda Medium Leather-Trimmed Canvas Bucket Bag, £570, Net-a-Porter


Bucket bag blowout! This Alaia Vienne Laser-Cut Leather Bucket Bag is the ultimate spring accessory. Well a girl can dream…

ALAÏA Vienne Laser-Cut Leather Bucket BagALAÏA Vienne Laser-Cut Leather Bucket Bag, £1,360, Net-a-porter