Since moving and reassessing my collection I've been making a conscious effort to both switch out my bags frequently and use more of what I have. This summer, I've fallen back in love with a bag I had to have when it was first introduced, my Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag. I've been using it a ton, favoring it because it fits everything that my mini bags fit and then some. I can even ditch my second daily carry, a canvas tote, in favor of throwing my notebook and whatever novel I'm reading into my MG bag as well. And as I've redeveloped a love for this old favorite, I've also realized that I'm ready to purchase a designer pouch.
Prior to this summer, I never felt the need to splurge on a pouch, but when I began using my MG bucket bag and the pouch that comes with it, I realized how functional they really are. Even when I switch out my bag, the MG pouch remains in my rotation. If I'm running out to grab coffee or go to the drugstore I grab the pouch alone, and inside I'll put my debit card, ID, cell phone and keys. When I'm heading out to read a book or work on my laptop outside, I'll toss the pouch into my canvas tote without the need for a mini bag too. It also works well in my Speedy bags as a quick way to locate my phone or keys which can easily get lost inside. I'm currently in the market for a good pouch that's a little bit larger than the one I have, and I've got my eyes on the below. Are you a long-time pouch lover or a recent convert like me?