I don’t own a lot of purses but I do get many uses out of the ones I do have. For spring and summer, my go-to bags are of the straw and wicker variety. Thanks to the explosion of Moroccan and Balinese bags all over social media, retailers are quickly meeting the demands of consumers – fashionistas to be exact, who are clamoring for arm candy. Straw, raffia, wicker, and bamboo bags are go-to’s for French and African women. Jane Birkin was a big fan of basket bags before getting a Hermes bag named after her.
I get asked a lot on Instagram about places I shop for the bags I wear often so I decided to do a round-up of my favorite summer straw bags at all price points. It took a while to put this post together but it was so worth it because I have both classic and trendy summer straw bags as well as wicker and raffia. I took this cute wicker basket bag I purchased on Amazon for $35 with me to France.
I fell in love with this Kayu Pinata bag earlier this year. I bought the red and pink colorway, which is sold out. Kayu has other colorways for their Pinata bag. It’s such a fun bag to carry and I love the drawstring closure to keep my belongings intact during transit. I have worn this bag to death but I refuse to put it down.
Clockwise from top left: Kayu Alphabet Pouch | Shein Straw Tote Bag | Charlotte Russe Woven Straw Bag | Target Junk Food Mickey Mouse ‘Hello Sunshine’ Bag | Amazon Wicker Oval Bag | Summer Straw Clutch | Old Navy Sunny Skies Ahead Tote | Straw Box Bag with pom poms | Shein Straw Tote Bag | Shiraleah Fortuna Straw Clutch
Clockwise from top left: Urban Outfitters Straw Mini Circle Wristlet | Amazon Wicker Basket | Crossbody Straw Bag | Asos South Beach Round Straw Tote Bag | Bamboo Ark Bag | Bali Rectangle Wicker Bag | Moroccan Basket Bag | Asos Design Circle Straw Bag
Clockwise from top left: Serenella pompom-embellished tote| Urban Renewal Remade Small Straw Bag | Street Level Woven Rattan Circle Crossbody Bag| Topshop Bella Straw Circle Tote Handbag| Street Level Circle Straw Tote | Betsey Johnson Pineapple Kitch | Free People Bora Bora Crossbody | Sari Straw Crossbody | Anthropologie What a Catch Tote Bag
Clockwise from top left: Nannacay – Maria Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote| Cult Gaia – Stella Rattan And Woven Raffia Tote| Pamela Munson Isla Bahia Bucket Bag | Draper James Wicker Top Handle Satchel | Nannacay – Baby Roge Pompom-embellished Striped Woven Raffia Tote | Marrais Woven Basket Bag | Canasto Universo Honey Pot Bag | Shopbop Tassel Cross Body Bag | Canasta Mejicana Baby Handbag | Poolside Bags The Masha Tote Bag
Clockwise from top left: Mercedes Salazar Manzana Tropical Bag | Pamela Munson Joan’s Tote | Loeffler Randall Maya Tote | Sofia Straw Ombré Clutch Bag | Silvia Tcherassi Usiacuri Tote | Ulla Johnson Leia Wicker Shoulder Bag | Nannacay – Bucket Tasseled Woven Raffia Tote | Lucy Folk Conch Bag | Eugenia Kim Flavia Tote Bag | Pamela Munson Paige Woven Rattan Crossbody Bag | Loewe +Paula’s Ibiza leather-trimmed woven raffia tote
Clockwise from top left: paco rabanne Cage Straw & Canvas Tote | Hunting Season Trunk Woven Raffia Bag | Gucci Linea Cestino Striped Raffia Tote | Wicker Wings Tixing Tall Rattan And Leather Backpack | Wai Wai Balaio Tassel Woven Bag | Prada Ricamo Basket Bag | Diane von Furstenberg Raffia Fringe Bucket Bag | Wicker Wings Kuai rattan and leather tote | Roger Vivier Viv’ Shirting straw shoulder bag