Your Summer Wardrobe Isn’t Complete Without One of These Stylish Straw Bags
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Nothing says “summer has arrived,” like swapping out your accessories. Less heavy fabrics, more color, more…straw? Yes. When it comes to the summer accessory, the best straw bags are up there. There’s just something about them, with their versatility, natural-chic vibes, and overall charm that make raffia bags and wicker totes perfect for beach trips (because what makes for a better beach bag than this sand-ready material?), cute picnics, and farmers market runs…you get the gist.
Below, I’ve rounded up the best of the best straw bags to elevate your summer wardrobe and embrace the season. Sport them with your favorite caftan dress on your next vacation or a chic summer blazer for an unexpected, summer-sleek look when you’re back in the city. They’ll be your go-to bags all season long.
Tanner Straw Handbag
This straw handbag is a perfect beach or stroll addition, as it has a signature hat-holding feature that positions it on the outside (so you can go hands-free when not wearing your sunhat). It uses regenerative leather details, and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Nina Dobrev are fans of the brand.
Material: Natural Raffia Straw and regenerative leather
Dimensions: Width: 50 cm x height: 42 cm
Carol Straw Bamboo Handle Carryall
Ideal for pretty much anything—from beach hangs to grocery hauls—this woven bag is 100 percent natural handwoven straw with bamboo handles and is just plain chic.
Material: 100% natural handwoven straw and bamboo
Dimensions: Width: 12 inches x length: 22 inches x height: 24 inches
Sedona Basket Bag
Can you go wrong with a bucket basket bag? No. This one gets a summery spin with a canvas lining and scrunch-able closure, with a cute netting overlay.
Material: Paper straw, raffia
Dimensions: Width 11 inches x height: 8 inches x depth: 4.5 inches; handle drop: 7 inches
I’ve personally had a straw bag from Hat Attack for years now (so many that apparently, they don’t make that style anymore). Still, this one is pretty close to it—it’s perfect for stashing into a carry-on for summer trips and adding a certain je ne sais quoi to an outfit.
Material: 100% Water Hyacinth with 100% cotton lining
Dimensions: Width: 9 inches x height: 7 inches x depth: 6.5 inches
The Small Transport Crossbody
If you’re not into beige, don’t fret—there are a lot of different color options with this Madewell one, and it’s ideal for both day and night with a crossbody strap that can be tucked away.
Dimensions: Width: 7.75 3/4 inches x height: x 7.75 inches x depth: 2.625 inches
Petit Summer Simple Tote
I love anything Clare V.—whatever you get, it’s going to stick around with you for ages. This adorable checkered bag is perfect for boat rides and trips around the cape (sorry, that was me manifesting). But in seriousness, it’ll add a cute punch of color to any outfit.
Material: Crochet and cowhide leather handles
Dimensions: Width: 7.75 inches x height: 8.75 inches x depth: 4.75 inches; strap drop: 21.25 inches; handle drop: 2.75 inches
Jute Tote With Pearl Flowers
Have you seen a cuter tote? (I’ll go ahead and answer that for you: No, you have not.) This oversized style with flower details has an open top, so you can use it for beach days and park trips with ease.
Dimensions: Width: 18 inches x height: 12 inches
Keys Woven Beach Bag
If you’re looking for a beach bag you can roll up and take anywhere (on vacation, as a secondary bag to the market, etc.), this one is for you. The interior bag is removable (so you can wash it!), and did we mention it was co-created with Alicia Keys? Chic all around.
Material: 100% Paper; interior: 100% Recycled Polyester
Small Woven Raffia Tote
Hear me out: This one looks just as good on a beach holiday as it does hanging in the city on a (sweltering) summer day, so it’s a good investment, no? It’s sized to hold all of your daily essentials, trimmed with tan leather, and embossed with the label to add extra oomph.
Material: Raffia and tan leather
Dimensions: Width: 14.2 inches x height: 7.1 inches x depth: 4.7 inches; strap length: 18.9 inches; handle drop: 7.1 inches
Bali Square Circle-Handle Satchel
This adorable straw satchel has a drawstring closure and will look good with practically anything. The darker color is still neutral enough for beach days but can easily be paired with more evening items for a versatile bag.
Dimensions: Width: 11 inches x height: 9 inches x depth: 4 inches; handle drop: 5 inches
Harley Raffia Heart Crossbody Bag
This adorable bag (from a Black-founded biz) will add a little charm (and heart, hehe… sorry) to your outfit. The interior is lined, and the leather adds a nice finish (and structural help) to the bag.
Material: Raffia with leather trim
Dimensions: Width: 7 inches x height: 7.25 inches x depth: 2.75 inches
Round Straw Crossbody Bag
This circular straw basket bag is a fun statement piece that’ll add interest to any outfit. And don’t worry—it’ll hold your phone with no problem. Plus, can you beat the price?
Material: Paper yarn and polyester
Dimensions: Width: 7.75 inches x height: 7 inches x depth: 3 inches
Delilah Hobo Bag in Toast
A tisket, a tasket, a little (okay, medium-sized?) wicker basket. This one features a very cute printed liner and has the perfect color for pretty much any look.
Material: Wicker, textile, leather
Mini Mini Canasta Bag
A chic little bag that looks as at home on the beach as it does at a summer wedding. As one reviewer put it, “This will definitely be my summer wedding guest attire bag.” Agreed.
Material: 100% Straw
With a pull-through strap style, this bag is simplicity at its finest. Use it to tote all your essentials, and then some. (Psst…all my Aaerie bags have stood the test of time, so I can assure you this one is solid.)
Material: 100% straw
Road Trippin' Backpack
Have we found the perfect beach-to-whatever-your-heart-desires bag? Yes. This one is a canvas and straw hybrid with a removable cooler inside for the base (to be used with ice packs, not ice, FYI). Bring a few of your favorite snacks and drinks, then head out for the rest of the day—this bag will go with you.
Material: 100% cotton bag with corn husk base
Dimensions: Width: 12 inches x height: 18 inches
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