Previously reserved only for your beach getaways, the humble straw bag has been officially given a status upgrade, with designer brands from Prada to Gucci to Miu Miu all showing their stamp of approval by rolling out their classic statement bags in trendy new woven updates.
Whether it’s the highly coveted circular design, the elegant, structured versions with top handles or the chic, oversized carryalls, this season’s straw offerings are basically limitless, with the style having expanded beyond its tropical vacation stereotype. For those who are currently in the search for one, you’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for you. Scroll down to find our list of fashionable straw bags you can easily take with you from the city to the beach.
Crafted from lacquered wicker and held in place with cognac leather trims, this bucket shoulder bag by Gucci references the shape of vintage beach bags. It also features a viscose lining in an elegant blue rose print, complete with a drawstring closure to secure all your belongings.
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Designed by the genius behind Staud’s highly coveted ‘Bissett’ bag that stole the hearts of global style stars from Emma Roberts to Eva Chen, this Corallina’ tote by Carolina Santo Domingo is handwoven in Italy from glossy raffia, and comes with circular hoops and a detachable chain strap for ultimate summer elegance.
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Designed with a unique and rustic basket-like style, this one-of-a-kind vintage bag by Chanel is constructed with a light brown straw main body and leather fold-over top with a CC turnlock closure. It also comes with an elongated gold-tone chain strap for over-the-shoulder or cross-body wear.
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Add some fun to your outfit with this black straw ‘Cat’ clutch from Serpui, featuring the silhouette and facial features of an adorable kitty. It’s also embellished with pompom details, and comes with a removable gold-tone chain strap, lining, internal logo, as well as a magnetic closure for easy access.
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Fresh, light and versatile, this basket bag by Loewe is crafted from palm leaves and elevated with high-end classic calfskin details including embossed patch with anagram and logo, adjustable top handles with cufflinks, unlined interior, and contrasting white stitching for a perfect dose of city-to-beach summer chic.
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Made in Italy, this Miu Lady shoulder bag by Miu Miu is crafted from straw with madras leather trims, and comes with a flap closure with jeweled buckle for an understated glamour. It’s also lined with satin and comes with a detachable leather strap, so you can choose to either carry it as a clutch, or wear it over your shoulder.
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Each of Sensi Studio’s unique pieces were handcrafted by skilled artisans in Equador. This particular one is woven from Toquila straw in a round silhouette, finished off with a top handle and shoulder strap.
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Reworked in a raffia palm and brown leather woven front, this small Nile bag by Chloé features an antiqued gold-tone metal bracelet handle, a logo-engraved charm and an off-white suede lining, while the sides are rendered in soft brown suede with deep brown lacquered edges. The bag will look especially beautiful when paired with soft summer attire in white or beige.
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