The best straw bags for summer come in all shapes and sizes. Round bags in straw and wicker are the most popular, and I will cover those in a separate post, along with the more classic leather ones. Today I focus on bags that are unusual, and not as likely to be seen on every fashionista and style blogger.
To choose the best straw bags for summer, consider:
- the Proportion, how does it looks with your outfit?
- the Weight; summer weather means long walks, so consider comfort
- The Sources, are they small and local? Try to shop mindfully and buy something that will last!
- think about how many others may be wearing the same bag
Below a sample of 12 fabulous bags for inspiration!
Row one from ShopBop.com – Ulla Johnson Wicker $265, Pitusa Pineapple bag $105, middle is sold out, Sorry!
Row two from Shoptiques.com – slouchy straw bag $60.00, straw bag for $19.99, and Basket Bag $65.00
Row three from Ebay.com – Giani Bernini Straw Tote, New without tags is $49.99 or best offer, Kate Spade limited wicker Straw animal bag new at $299.99, and for Love of Lemons wicker bag is $149, and is brand new.
CLOSER LOOKS AT THESE CUTIES!
Above find bags from FarFetch.com THAT ARE COSTLY, BUT FABULOUS. They are included for inspiration and investment dressing. See the exceptional SERPUi straw for $509, the Pom Pom SERPUI bag for $469, and finally my fav, by Mark Cross, is structured with white leather and impeccable hardware, priced at $2795.
Even more bags to see here from Shopbop!
Sometimes the best straw bags for summer can be found at thrift and consignment stores, or sites that feature small emerging designers. Below is my collection. One is from Novica.com a site that is sadly no longer around, but I loved how they focused on individual artisans. The bag can be seen here styled with a pink coat. You know how much treasure that! The rest of the bags were thrift store finds and one bag from eBay. I paid between $7.00 and $105.00 for these bags.
The tallest bag in the middle was seen in this post, but surprise here is the back side of it. Bakelite is beautifully inserted to be a focal point of this unique bag and the tortoise frame and handle are elegant.
Peek at my $7.00 Bag thrifted in Long island!
So that is my summer bag edit. Tell me, which ones are your favorite? Do you have wicker or straw bags that you love to wear?
Remember the best straw bags for summer are the ones that you treasure and not necessarily ones that are on Style Lists!
Please share ! You know I value your feedback!