Stuck in a fashion rut this Chinese New Year? There’s only so many ways to stand out in your red ensemble or cheongsam. But there’s always a way to dress up by way of accessorising and it just so happens that bucket bags, in all their cute and chic versatility, take pride of place this season. With their roomy and adjustable design, and often with a drawstring top closure, they resemble the symbolic moneybag sign Chinese associate with wealth and prosperity. Observe tradition with a bucket bag of choice, from these 7 trendy and nifty picks to help attract more cash flow.

 

15121504-editedHH5171_036R549_resized_1920x1200.jpg1. Mulberry Lynton mini bucket

A fitting shade of field green to signify the dollar note, this bejewelled bag is a dainty beauty of soft lamb nappa material.

 

15121452-edited02_FENDIMonTreCC80sorBag_yellow_resized_1920x1200.jpg2. Fendi Mon Trèsor Bag yellow

Not only is this in a sunny shade of yellow, it's the closest colour to gold, too.

 

15121457-edited10_resized_1920x1200.jpg3. Louis Vuitton monogram bucket

Nothing like this classic monogrammed bag, awash in light pink detail, to complement your festive ensemble.

 

15121451-BB86220_BUCKET_resized_1000x667.jpg4. Bao Bao Issey Miyake Bucket Bag

A multitasking ace, this bucket bag can be converted into various forms. A flexible gusset and special pattern gives it a 3D quality for endlessly versatile.

 

15121451-SS18_285529_resized_1203x1206.jpg5. Bonia Silk Soute Bucket

You can't go wrong with floral detailing and feminine pink to usher the springtime occasion.

 

15121452-edited10077ACC_BOOPA_EVENINGDRAWSTRING_resized_1920x1200.jpg6. Diane von Furstenberg Boopa evening drawstring bag

Pink, orange and black are the shades of this glossy leather handbag that puts a retro spin to your new year look.

 

15121452-editedMILOS-16-GERANIUMBLACK_resized_1920x1200.jpg7. Braun Büffel Milos medium bucket bag in geranium

Go big and go loud, with a roomier bag in a velvety girly pink.

 

15121504-editedHH4335_205V110_resized_1920x1200.jpg8. Mulberry Abbey in lilac small classic grain

This elegant bag features an iconic Postman's Lock, complete with a simple belt closure.

 

15121505-editedPW2-85210001-white_resized_1920x1200.jpg9. Pedro casual drawstring backpack

Splash on the white with this casual backpack of basket weave detail, thoughtfully designed with a nifty top handle and easy access via a side zip compartment.