Cult-favorite indie brand Mansur Gavriel launched in 2012 with just two simple silhouettes, a Bucket Bag and a Tote Bag, with the goal of providing a well-crafted, beautifully made bag of quality leather that was simple and available at a reasonable price. Their brand signifier has always been simplicity, offering bags with no hardware, studs, or frills. The brand's beloved Bucket Bag started making waves in 2013, and almost immediately it was seen on the shoulders of some of our favorite celebs, selling out instantaneously and leaving handbag lovers around the world itching to snag one of their own.
It's always interesting, albeit a bit surprising, to see a celebrity carrying a bag from a contemporary brand. After all, why would they when they can afford the best of the best? Unless of course, they've got a genuine love for the brand. Mansur Gavriel's success among the uber-famous is particularly notable for this reason. You usually only get this kind of saturation among stars when the bags in question are much more expensive. Today we're taking a look back at the early aughts of Mansur Gavriel's near decade in business and the celebs who loved MG from the very start.