14 Stylish Straw Bags for the Beach and Beyond

The low-key staple gets a glamorous upgrade this season.

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Summer really feels like it’s in full swing now. And what better way to immerse yourself in the season than by treating yourself to a bag that’s made for long, lazy days in the sun? Whether you’re gearing up for a vacation in some far-off destination or just channeling a bit of Mediterranean-style joie de vivre for your daily life, any of these pieces made from straw, raffia or wicker will set the right tone. Try modern, sculptural versions by Loewe Paula’s Ibiza tiered-ruffled raffia bag and Khaite’s raffia mesh tote to pair with a little black dress, or stuff an oversized basket bag by Miu Miu full of picnic supplies. If you’re looking for something to take you from the beach to sunset drinks, Burberry’s leather-trimmed Mini Raffia Freya tote or Balenciaga’s XS Bistro-basket bag fit the bill. How about one with some serious personality? Then maybe you should pick Serpui’s Straw Banana Bunch Clutch—it’s sure to be one of the ripest choices for the season (and oh so sweet!). Here, our favorite glamorous takes on the perennial staple.

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