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The Lafayette Bucket Bag
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The Lafayette Bucket Bag
The Lafayette Bucket Bag
The Lafayette Bucket Bag
Product Details
Style, meet substance. Streamlined, simple and logo-free, this fresh take on a traditional bucket bag has both a single top strap (perfect for slinging in the crook of your arm) and a crossbody option. Bonus: a cool little luggage tag (complete with our signature collar stud closure).
  • Made of Italian vegetable-tanned leather that burnishes with wear into a beautiful patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Drawstring closure.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 6" handle drop.
  • 13"H x 15"W x 8 7/10"D.
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The Lafayette Bucket Bag

The Lafayette Bucket Bag is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty purse I bought this bag in black at 30% off sale and returned it to buy an expensive bag I had my eye on. i regretted my return enough to bag the new bag and repurchase the Lafayette bucket at the regular sale price. It was worth it. At 5'9", the sizing is perfect for me - the strap is adjustable to a nice long length and the bag feels light enough even with all my stuff in it. My belongings feel secure enough with the drawstring closure (I can't get my hand in there when it's pulled taught) and there are plenty of pockets inside to keep things organized. I receive compliments almost every time I carry this purse.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Leather I really wanted this bag, since I liked the color and quality of the leather. However, the single strap is too short and too narrow which makes it uncomfortable. It might work in the summer if you're wearing only a T-shirt. Sadly, I had to return it.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the money I purchased this bag back in August 2015 in black. It has been my everyday bag for 6 months now. I love the style of the bag but I am disappointed with the quality. The strap is two pieces of leather that I believe are glued together. Overtime the strap has started to separate. I took it to a leather shop to have it re-glued, but it has started to separate again. I don't think the strap will last much longer considering how large the purse is and the weight of objects I place inside it, i.e. makeup bag, ipad, etc.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing Purchase I know this bag is inexpensive but the quality compared to other Madewell bags is really poor. The size is great, but the seams and hardware make the bag look low-quality. And the monogramming- don't do it. It's a tiny monogram on the tag; I can't believe I wasted $10 on it. Such a bummer because I would've purchased another in the black or burgundy if it had been a good one.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute with a couple issues I have been carrying this bag every day for awhile. I am 5'6 and on the shortest hole, the bag hits well below my hip--sort of at my butt. I am going to take to a shoe shop to have them punch more holes in, because it doesn't feel right so long to me. Also there is not a second loop to hold the length of excess strap down, so they will have to cut it. Cost-saving measure, I'm sure, but it bothers me that it flaps around on the shortest hole. Also I'm surprised that people find the shoulder strap comfortable. It has a seam and it's like a thick rope on my (admittedly bony) shoulder. I would prefer it flatter or softer somehow. My last gripe is that this bag is a pain to close all the time. Cute design but not that functional. There is a lot of room for improvement when you wear this bag every day. I do appreciate the many pockets inside and the leather is good quality.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bag Beautiful bag that looks way more expensive than it is. Soft leather and pretty English saddle color.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely leather! Very nice quality leather and cute bag! It's nice and big and fits a lot of stuff.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bag! This bag is very well made, quality is excellent. The color in the picture is pretty much exact....a little more orangey than brown. I have gotten several compliments when carrying this bag. Love Madewell...great company.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from finally! I've been eyeing this bag for a while, but finally decided to purchase it (and on sale, no less). I am always impressed by the quality of Madewell's leather items, and this is no exception. The bag is beautiful, sturdy, and a good size. I like that the straps are adjustable and that the longer one can be removed. I also like that there are pockets inside, but my only complaint would be that I wish at least one of them had a zipper to keep my things more enclosed. All in all, I'm not sure why I hadn't considered buying this bag sooner. It's great.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bag I am petite and this bag is perfect. It feels so comfortable on my shoulder. I carry a lot of stuff too. I love it!
Date published: 2016-04-17
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