Live every day like you’re on vacation by taking advantage of spring’s newest trend: straw and woven bags! These come as in tote, crossbody or clutch form, and are fashionable in almost any combination of colors, patterns and details that your heart desires. Many popular designers — including Prada, Rebecca Minkoff and Kate Spade New York — are making straw and woven bags this year, so you have plenty of options! Keep reading for a few of our favorites.
When you think of a beach bag, the tote shape is the most popular. Upgrade it to fit with your spring style, by choosing one that incorporates fun details and accessories. The Miu Miu straw tote bag from Neiman Marcus is a pretty beige bag, with red leather straps and two beautiful red flower appliqués on each side of the tote. The open-concept bag (with attached red wallet) makes it easy to fit everything in.
When hanging with the girls or going on vacation, you need something a little more relaxed. We love the Rebecca Minkoff tote from Nordstrom, made with black woven straw, with the words “Off Duty” woven in a cursive font in beige straw on the front of the bag. Extra details include the black and beige wrapped round handles with a fun blue tassel hanging from the side.
Round crossbody bags (similar to vintage hat boxes) are stylish right now in many different colors. We love this light pink Clare V. purse from Nordstrom, which is made from woven sisal straw and can either be worn as a crossbody or hooked on your elbow. Or, add a little glam to your purse, perfect for a night out. This Stella McCartney purse from Neiman Marcus, is a chic choice, as it is woven from gold metallic faux leather and features a flat top closure and chain accents.
Clutches are not normally seen in straw form, making them interesting and unique! This Ann Taylor clutch is made in the classic rectangular-with-top-flap shape, and features black pom poms over the top of the beige straw, giving it a little extra personality.
Another option is to make a statement by wearing a bag that is anything but ordinary. We love the round clutch from Francesca’s, which is the purse form of a floppy staw sun hat! This round bag has a circle cutout for a handle, rainbow colored pom poms that go all the way around the outer perimeter of the bag, and two pink tassels that hang down the middle.
Embrace the straw bag’s history, by choosing a luxury bag designed to look like a picnic basket! This Prada bag from Neiman Marcus is made from black raffia wicker in a boxy, basket shape, and features calf leather trim, black and white flower appliqués all around the top, and two wrapped handles. On the other hand, you could completely embrace the picnic basket style (picnics in the park are great, after all!) This Kate Spade New York wicker bag from Neiman Marcus looks like a cuter version of the classic picnic basket, complete with a pink cover that locks to close and strawberry charms that hang from one side. Just pack sandwiches and tea and you’re ready for anything!