Getting festival ready? Stay sun-smart with Melbourne's coolest bucket hats, and keep your valuables on lock with a cute (and convenient) new bumbag.

Designer staple bag

Get ready for a hands-free boogie with Ganni's festival bag. Made from lightweight tech material, it'll last you a lifetime. It has an adjustable crossbody strap and zipped compartments to keep your things secure. Shop this elevated festival staple at INCU.

Upcycled, oversized belt bag

Need space for all your essentials? ELK's range of Nyette bags boast super roomy designs. They're also made from recycled materials, and come in different patterns. Go for the graphic lavender and mustard. Or keep it more subtle with the colourful marled version.

A model wearing a yellow and grey bumbag across her body.
Nyette bag. Image via Elk website

Novelty hat patterns 

To really stand out in the crowd, check out the vintage-print buckets at RetroStar. Flaunt your feelings for felines in a cat-print bucket hat, patterned in moggies of every stripe. Not a fan? Choose birds, fruit or pizza instead. Yep, you can always expect to find the unexpected at RetroStar.

Kangol classics

Where else but City Hatters, and what else but Kangol? They’re both the last word in headwear. The world’s top hip-hoppers have worn nothing but Kangol since the 1980s. To get the LL Cool J look, go for fine wale cord in 98 per cent cotton, with a hint of spandex for stretch.

A man wearing a white bucket hat
Try a Kangol on for size at City Hatters

Eco-friendly bum bags

Want a bag that’s good for people, animals and the planet? Then make a beeline for Beekeeper Parade. Keep your essentials in a range of rainbow-bright bags made from upcycled textile waste. Each bag features four different compartments with enough room for your phone, cash, passport and other travel essentials.

Retro Coogi style

For a US-styled look, with a touch of Aussie larrikin spirit, get down to Up There menswear. The Coogi sweater bucket hat by Kapital will score you nostalgic cool points. For more styles in every hue under the sun, browse the massive range of bucket hats in towelling, denim and more.

A knitted bucket hat with different coloured stripes and textures.
Kapital hat. Image via Up There website.

Chic sunbonnet looks

When you hit the beach this summer, get sun-smart with the Hat Project. With its deep shady brim, the bucket-style sunhat has you covered. Made from natural braided fibre, it has a deep crown for comfort and adjustable sizing. Get yours in black, ivory or coffee.

One-of-a-kind belt bag

Flower pop vibes are aplenty at QVWC Shop!, where you can score unique illustrated bumbags from local brand Shuh. Each bag is completely unique, with different variations on the illustrations. Complete the look with matching oven mitts, tea towels and more in the signature floral designs.

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