Fashion Pick of the Day: The Straw Bag Trend and 5 of Our Favorites

June 13, 2012  |  

It’s about to be summertime next week, and if you didn’t get the memo, it’s time to put the dark Fall-inspired bags back in the closet, and reach for something more season-appropriate. While in most cases that’s anything bright and bold, or something with a crossbody strap, a big trend is to buy straw bags and purses. They’re fun, funky, and if you pick up a colorful one, you won’t go wrong. After doing some online shopping, I found a few I thought I’d share with you. Enjoy!

Cappelli Straw World Toyo Tote Bag – $28

So you want to try a straw bag, but you want it to have a little kick? This giraffe printed straw tote is exactly what you need, and as you can see, it’s for a very reasonable price. The beaded details around the handle and the straw handles are also very charming, and the size is big enough for trips the the beach (pull out the sandals and towel), or just good for meeting friends for lunch.

Tory Burch Straw Small Tote – $195

Looking to splurge and get some color on your straw bag? Tory Burch has got something that will catch your eye! Peep this small straw tote that comes in a vibrant red or orange and is just screaming for your cutest pair of shorts, diva sunglasses and espadrille heels. The ornate inside straw detailing and contrasting black piping and color is fab as well.

Bebe’s ‘Megan’ Metallic Straw Mini Crossbody – $69

What about something a little smaller? Crossbody bags are all the rage during the summertime! They’re convenient, cute and chic (the three important Cs…). Try this metallic straw mini crossbody by Bebe with its chain-link strap and boxy body and hit the streets. Just perfect for festival hopping when you need your hands free for scarfing down jerk chicken and mango smoothies.

Topshop Straw Basket Bag – $60

Don’t have $200 to spend on a Marc Jacobs straw bag for a few months? How about dropping $60 instead on this identical and adorable straw and neon basket bag from the popular line, Topshop? The plastic handles will keep the bag from falling apart if you’re a little more rough on your purses than others, and the size and stature makes it a durable pick to hold everybody’s keys, flip flops, wallets and more as you kick it with homies or try and direct your big and easily distracted family. Perfect for the mom on the go trying to keep fashionable and fancy.

Anthropologie ‘Mayumi’ Clutch – $48

For the life of the party, a clutch is always your best bet, but don’t sleep on a straw choice. This Anthropologie ‘Mayumi’ clutch purse is fun and fierce. The added oomph comes from the eclectic colors all over the small bag. The hard flap closure is also a plus when you drop it a little too low and you don’t want to lose your house keys and your last $20 in the process.

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