Lancaster Mini Bucket Bag Review

Hello so glad you are here! Today I wanted to do a quick review on the gorgeous Lancaster Mini Bucket Bag. Before I purchased the bag I went online to look for some reviews on this bag and I could only find 1 or 2 so I wanted to post my own review for anyone else who is curious about this brand. I still cannot believe this brand has not caught the popularity bug yet in the United States! 

Some background info on the brand:

The brand was created in Paris in the 1990s

Most of the bags are still made in France

They make leather handbags, wallets, and other small accessories

Various retailers sell their bags like Nordstrom Rack and Farfetch

I found the bag online at the Farfetch site for only $109 so I decided to order from them since they have free shipping & returns. I never saw the bag in person so I was a bit nervous about the quality. Mansur Gavriel is the most popular brand right now for bucket bags and I originally considered getting their mini bucket bag however the price tag is a bit on the expensive side – $500. So I wanted to do some more research first before I pulled out my debit card. 

I already knew about Lancaster’s bags but I had no idea that they sold a mini version of the bucket bag and I was so excited when the bag popped up online! It is so cute! The popular colors like black and navy sell out pretty fast. When I saw how affordable the bag was on Farfetch I had to snatch it up immediately! I no longer see that color being sold so I’m glad I purchased it when I did (they have a bronze metal color in stock right now). 

When the package finally hit my doorstep in a few days I was so excited to tear open the box and see if this bucket bag was really as good as it looked online. I already had one bad experience with a bucket bag that I ordered in the past and didn’t need another. But lo and behold, the quality was amazing for the price tag. The bag is made with this super smooth calf leather and has a beautiful red interior (similar to the Mansur Gavriel). It has a long shoulder strap that is adjustable and it comes with a dustbag for storage. 

I have been using this bag off and on for the past 2 months and it holds up well with no marks or scratches. I’m also pleased with how much I can store in this little thing. It holds all essentials: cardholder, lip glosses, lotion, sunglasses, charger, hand sanitizer, keys, and maybe a little more (I don’t recommend carrying a pen to avoid ruining the interior). Granted you can’t fit a cosmetic case in there but I can fit all of the items that I keep in my cosmetic case so that’s a win. 

If you have your eye on this bag or any other bag from Lancaster I encourage you to buy!

This bag has the CieraNicholle stamp of approval! 😉


Also I have some great news:

Forzieri is a retailer who also sells Lancaster handbags! They have the mini bucket bag in this color as well as this cute tote bag and continental wallet! *FYI If you make a purchase from these links I do make a commission 🙂 


Would you also choose this bucket bag over the Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag? Comment below your thoughts!