Five years after Mansur Gavriel revitalized the style in the eyes of shoppers, there is apparently no stopping the bucket bag's popularity. In that half decade, brands at all price points have turned out buckets in every size, shape and structural configuration you could think of, with new options debuting every season. Lately, a more structured version has become fashionable, with straight sides that lead either to an open top or a zippered full closure, which provides a more tailored look than drawstring versions. The latest entrant in that category is the Louis Vuitton Cannes Bag, which is brand new for Fall 2018 and available now.
We first spotted the Cannes on the brand's Paris runway in March, and its relatively petite proportions and simple structure have made it a quick favorite in our PurseForum's Louis Vuitton section. The cylindrical bag is 6" wide at its largest point and 7" tall, with no interior pockets and a dark brown textile lining. That's pretty small, but because the bag is as deep as it is wide and very open on the inside, it gives you a lot of options for how to arrange your things, and bags with significant depth generally hold more than you think they will.
The bag comes with a top handle, as well as a crossbody shoulder strap that can be completely removed. The petite size and hand-carry option makes this bag a good candidate for nighttime carry, in addition to more casual daytime use, as long as the event isn't too formal.
Right now, the Cannes Bag comes in two options: an Epi Leather version that's priced at $2,600 and available in both black and pale yellow, and the slightly less expensive Monogram Inverse version, which is $2,340. By the looks of it, their popularity isn't limited to our forum members—all of the versions currently listed on Louis Vuitton's website are sold out online, so you'll have to try your best with your local boutique.