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!
These are the epitome of summer, aren’t they?? I just found one at a thrift store and have been loving it!!
yes they are. come to think of it, as they can be worn for the perfect beach tote!
See you soon !
My favourites are by far your vintage and or thrifted pieces. The two smaller ones are my favs. The handles on that white one are so unique.
No surprise there! LOL. I do love my vintage and new to me straw bags !
Love all your chic picks here! I have a straw bag that I’m excited to use this season.
I am so glad Kathrine! I cant wait to see you use your bag and to enjoy the warmth !
Yes, I am also with this trend! Thanks for reading!
Fab bags (which I have seen for a fraction of the price, by the way), but I am not a wicker person. Leather is my game.
Indeed, it is! I will do a post on round bags, soon, that will feature leopard, straw and leather , and jeweled bags too!
That post will be more to your liking !
I cannot resist a straw bag so your post is absolutely drool-worthy to me! But my ultimate favourite is your thrifted one with the bakelite insert and tortoise frame and handle. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a straw bag as stunning as that one! Just wow! I have quite a few wicker/straw bags, all thrifted or found at flea markets. They are essential Summer bags for me, as essential as strawberries and cream, and picnics in the park! xxx
Who can resist this light texture? I am sure you have a wonderful collection! How I adore your metaphors !
THey are lovely bags! I am a little annoyed as I had a couple of straw totes I used for uni that I eventually sold, I should have held onto them now that straw bags are everywhere, haha! 🙂 I like your little collection 🙂
Hope that you are having a nice weekend 🙂
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I am sure you sold them for good reason Mica.
You cal always buy a good one on Poshmark for very little ! The lightness of them is what appeals most, and the natural fabric, too, of course.
oh Elle soooo lovely strawbags! I am in love with all Kate Spade wicker bags,f.e. the bee, balloon…
Your bags are amazing ❤️
Thanks Tina, Yes the KS bags are so cute and happy !
I like your dress and about the purses… I think that a trend to use more natural materials for clothing is great, but out of all the bags I only like the one you have. Maybe we just have a similar taste, but your bag looks elegant, simple and genuinely great.
I will go with similar tastes and perhaps sensibilities!
Thanks so much Dorota !
Just a few things are as chic as a straw bag! I love the post, well done, dear!
Thank you Dan!
I agree, and happily lightweight!
So summery and cool. I love the monkey : > xo
Thanks, who could not love that monkey!
Your selection is very pretty perfect to pair with outfits this Summer
I am glad you think so sweet friend!
I have been always a fan of bags like this. I have been seeing this type of bag specially this summer. I’d love to have this.
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I have always loved straw bags, and i found 2 clutches i loved last year.. ( one i need to wear on the blog more) and the circle one sim to one from Anthro but bought on poshmark this year. I think they remind me of a summer picnic, of another time.. they are so fun. I love the one you have featured and the white boxed style from your collection. What great thrift finds too!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
yes, I love the comparison to a summer picnic ! maybe that is why I love them!