Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bag review

DSC_0941DSC_0821mansur gavriel bucket bag reviewDSC_0954DSC_0952mansur gavriel mini drawstring bagDSC_0946DSC_0956DSC_0966DSC_0960Pictured: Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bags. Black bag is vegetable tanned leather. White bag is saffiano leather. Mini bag is vegetable tanned leather. Photos: 2015©

The Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bag is one of the most sought-after handbags on the planet. This has made the handbag even more alluring than it would be if it was found sitting alone on a store shelf. Mansur Gavriel’s handbags are handmade in Italy and extremely high quality. This fact, combined with the moderate pricing structure, makes Mansur Gavriel’s handbags a great deal!

I have owned both the large size drawstring bag and mini drawstring bag for about one year. They have both held up extremely well. Although not shown, my DSLR camera fits nicely into both sizes. Even when my DSLR is inside, the handbag still offers plenty of room for everything I need in day-to-life. With the weight of my camera and other items, Mansur Gavriel’s handbags have held up perfectly. They are extremely strong! This is a key feature for a Mom like me.

One of the concerns a handbag fan may have with vegetable tanned leather is how much wear and tear will show on the leather itself. Although it does show scratches, the scratches blend into the leather, and with time, the patina is beautiful and does not look scratched at all. 

While my black handbag, and white handbag, have held their colors nicely, my mini bag has darkened over the past year. It went from a light tan to a medium tan. I like how it looks, but if you are looking for a pale tan or beige bag, this will not be the one you are looking for.

The drawstring handbags by Mansur Gavriel are lightweight, which makes them easy to stuff with things without worrying about making the bag too heavy. The strap is comfortable and the handbag stays put on my shoulder; unless I am bending down or running.

I find the mini drawstring bag to be the perfect size for day to day use. The regular drawstring bag is a little bit big and I find myself having to dig in deep to find my wallet or lipstick. 

My white drawstring bag is only a few months old, but it has held up well too. The white is incredibly durable and does not take any dirt. The saffiano leather is durable and remains scratch-free after daily use. Love that!

Although the regular size drawstring bucket bag comes with a detachable pouch, I have not used it. The pouch is narrow and only seems to be useful for storing receipts or business cards.

Overall, I rate Mansur Gavriel’s drawstring bags; both regular and mini, five out of five stars. They are durable, priced right, offer clean lines, and fit everything one would need to get through the day! Love that!

To shop Mansur Gavriel, please click here, here, or here. If they are currently sold out, please refer to my previous article about getting your hands on a coveted Mansur Gavriel handbag by clicking here.

6 thoughts on “Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bag review

  • Kali

    Great review, Cathy! I must say I’m super jealous of your collection. Tried for the 3rd time today to get one in their restock (but failed). I seriously wonder how many they actually restocked! 🙂
    Anyway, I love your gold bracelet in the first photo – I have the exact same one!
    Kali (your Parkchoonmoo FW15 neighbor/friend)

    • CathyLSG Post author

      Hi Kali!!

      Good to hear from you. I heard the re-stock was crazy! The bags are handmade, so I think quantities are limited. You might have more luck through a retailer who will email you when they re-stock or where you can pre-order. I have a list of retailers here ->

      That is how I bought mine. 🙂 I hope you find one!

      Hope to see you at nyfw in Sept!!

      • Kali

        Thanks for the tip! Your “how to find” post was super helpful! I took your advice and will keep you posted. 🙂 Also, thanks for the great feedback on the white bucket bag in your review. I think it’s gorgeous but am always concerned about white bags getting dirty. It sounds like this one holds up really well (I didn’t know it was Saffiano!).
        Thanks again for all your help!
        See you at NYFW in Sept! 🙂

        • CathyLSG Post author

          No problem, glad you found it helpful!! I hope you get your bag 🙂
          See you in Sept.

  • Leandra

    I love these handbags. I bought one after seeing them on your site last year and I love it.

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