There’s an inherent beauty in the construction of bags and shoes, one that many times we take for granted and simply expect. And few brands are as beloved as Jimmy Choo when it comes to shoes. Jimmy Choo may be synonymous with designer shoes, but its bags are a category that deserves attention in its own right. And if you want a bag that brings the same attitude and skilled craftmanship as the shoes, the Jimmy Choo Bon Bon Family is calling your name.
The pairing of a jewelry-like handle with a more easy-going bucket-like shape brings this design to life and makes it a Jimmy Choo signature. There’s the larger size of the bag, the Bon Bon Bucket, and the smaller, the Bon Bon Mini, which combines embellishments, bracelet top handles, and tassel drawstrings as signature elements. The final product is a bag that transitions from day to night as a statement piece that showcases glamour and a multi-faceted carrying and wearing style.
For Autumn 2021, Jimmy Choo’s collection took influence from the street with an attitude reminiscent of the 60s and 70s movement of optimism and excitement for the future. Hailey Bieber styled the Jimmy Choo Bon Bon in new colorways for the Autumn campaign and has me in a state of bag obsession over this silver satin crystal mesh version (no really, it’s so good). Each of these soft silhouettes is crafted in Italy, and each design melds feminity and boldness with pairings of leathers, materials, colors, and hardware to create powerful and bold bags.
Jimmy Choo Bon Bon Bucket
If you are looking for a larger bag to carry a bit more, the Bon Bon Bucket is the size for you. Crafted in soft leather (though there is a suede and shearling option as well), the sculptural shape is defined by its drawstring fastening and eye-catching top-handle. The bag easily moves from day to evening with an adjustable and detachable leather strap which allows for crossbody or over-the-shoulder wear. Still, the metal bracelet top handle (a signature element of the Bon Bon family) truly distinguishes this bag.
Being a huge Hailey Bieber style fan, I am drawn to the seaweed green hue with light gold hardware Bon Bon Bucket which happens to be ideal for fall as well. The leather is sumptuous and thick. On the inside, you will find an interior pocket and ample space for daily and evening essentials. I love the dimensions of the Bon Bon Bucket as it’s spacious enough for your needs without being bottomless. Dimensions are 8.7″ L x 9″ H x 5.5″ W.
Bucket-style bags are quite popular, but there is a finesse to creating the perfect bucket bag. The more laid-back shape of the body needs to stay formed to give that casual vibe without looking like it lacks shape and design. Jimmy Choo nails it, and the shorter top handle allows its designs to stand apart, so much so that it’s a bag signature – not just for the brand but for all bucket bags. When I see a drawstring bucket bag, if it’s part of the Bon Bon family, I recognize it immediately. And that secures the Bon Bon family a seat in the bag world and gives it an individuality that I always crave in a bag.
Jimmy Choo Bon Bon Mini
If you are looking for the smaller version of this bag, which can work for evenings out or for those who love a tiny bag for daily carrying, the Bon Bon Mini offers various finishes, some that are works of art. Lustrous materials combined with unexpected colors, punchy materials, and embellishments create bag masterpieces fit for everything from the red carpet to your night out. For fall, there’s a houndstooth pattern which is a reference to Op Art as well as the space-age silver crystal mesh version I confessed my love for earlier. There’s a velvet option that has a stunning pearl bracelet top handle which is sure to be the talk of your outfit as well as a more classic black velvet style with a gleaming gold bracelet handle for a more subdued ensemble.
The Bon Bon Mini is playful, witty, and multi-faceted. As with its big sister, there is a drawstring closure to cinch the bag (it’s a chain closure on these mini bags) and a structured, circular bracelet top handle. You can carry the bag by hand or use the detachable chain strap, both giving this bag an entirely new look and feel. Dimensions are 5.5″ L x 5.9″ H x 2.7″ W.
Discovering each Bon Bon Mini bag feels like a treat, as small and large elements differentiate each bag to offer a completely unique style. Speaking of which, there is also the option to customize your Bon Bon with Jimmy Choo’s Made To Order Bon Bon Service. I am so drawn to the crystal Bon Bon and when I realized there were even more options (in fact 9 satin hues with crystal overlay options), I started creating my own Bon Bon. You can then add a monogram, date plaque, as well as select your handle and body of the bag. These orders take around 10 weeks, but this would ensure you have a completely one-of-a-kind bag, and that is a rarity in and of itself.
The Jimmy Choo Bon Bon brings fun and elegance to your bag wardrobe, for everything from a more polished daily look to a glamourous evening out. And each of these are bags you can wear to create a bag showpiece and isn’t that why we all love bags in the first place? I love a conversation that starts with a bag compliment, and you can be assured the compliments will come with any of these.