Every Single Straw Bag Worth Shopping This Season

Lindsey Lanquist
Every Single Straw Bag Worth Shopping This Season
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Few things feel as quintessentially summer as the go-to straw bag. Endlessly classic, straw bags have earned a spot on every summer shopping list—and with good reason. They’re as fit for a day at the park as they are for a trip to the office, and they’re as convenient as they are cute. I mean, at this point, need I really say more?

Straw bags peaked in popularity two summers ago, with basket bags, rattan crossbodies and slouchy woven totes pervading the zeitgeist en masse. As far as summer 2019 was concerned, straw was the new black—and summer 2021 only promises to strengthen the straw bag’s seasonal stranglehold over the sartorial sphere. Classic clutches and picnic baskets are, of course, on offer. But wicker bucket bags and cheeky totes are as abundant as these timeless go-tos.

In other words? Your straw bag options are endless—at least, they feel endless. If you’ve been fighting the cottagecore aesthetic, now’s the time to lean in and get yourself a straw bag. And a wicker bag. And a rattan bag. You need your options!

Below, shop 15 of our faves.

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Courtesy of Vince Camuto.

Razo Circle Straw Bag

OK, this Vince Camuto bag is definitely the most unique straw bag on this list. Just look at it! This piece gives any outfit the perfect touch of boho flair, so shop it in four cool colorways.



Courtesy of Billabong.

Ride The Waves Straw Tote

This tote was designed for a collab with The Salty Blonde, so it’s definitely influencer-approved. I love the tonal ombre colorway for extra-beachy vibes—tons of space for your stuff in there, too.

Poppy Sage Camilla

Image: Poppy + Sage.

Poppy + Sage Camilla Circle Crossbody

The rattan and straw handbags from Poppy + Sage are ethically handmade in Bali, Indonesia, built to last and just plain cute. The preppy seersucker lining on this circular crossbody bag really sealed the deal for us.



Courtesy of Anthropologie.

Jodie Raffia Clutch

Looking for something especially glam? The pearl detailing and strap on this top-handle bag look straight out of a mermaid boutique. Pair with a white dress and a good tan on a night out for instant compliments.

Attitudes by Renee

Image: Attitudes by Renee.

Attitudes by Renee Straw Bag with Tassel Detail

This roomy zippered tote gives us major boho beachy vibes thanks to its fun pom poms and tassels. If you need a purse that’s more professional than a la plage, you can easily remove the charm so it’s basically two bags in one.


Courtesy of btb Los Angeles.

Social Distancing Straw Tote

OK, this is the most 2021 straw bag ever. Wear this baby while running errands at the farmer’s market so other shoppers know to give you space. Six feet, friends!



Courtesy of Natural Neo.

Round Rattan Shoulder Bag

This round, hard wicker bag
with a leather crossbody strap basically put straw bags on the map back in 2019. And you know what? It’s still good! 10/10, would recommend (if you don’t already have it).



Courtesy of btb Los Angeles.

Page Wicker Clutch

Not all straw bags have to be neutral! I love this punchy pop of pinky coral paired with a floral dress for summer brunch or a sunset date night. This one also comes in mint green and two classic wicker hues.



Courtesy of Tory Burch.

Perry Bombé Mini Straw Bag

Oh, so you want a logo?! Don’t sleep on Tory Burch’s very chic array of straw bags, including the best-selling Perry Bombé. If you use a similar camera bag silhouette in leather for winter, consider this a necessary summer upgrade.



Courtesy of Vera.

Sigrid Scarf Clutch

I’m a fan of super-structured wicker bags, so this rounded pick by Vera for Anthropologie is high on my list of bags to buy. It also comes in white—and both hues include the pretty scarf!



Courtesy of BTB Los Angeles.

Farmers Market Straw Tote

Another great errands bag, this soft straw tote is perfect for filling up with groceries on the go. Nobody likes a sore shoulder from carrying a ton of plastic bags!



Courtesy of Mar Y Sol.

Zoe Crossbody Bag

I love the sweet seashell vibes of this little straw bag
. Yet another perfect example of how cottagecore + summer = mermaidcore. Do the math, people!!!



Courtesy of YMhoart

Wicker Vacation Bag

Looking for a real statement bag
? This one has it all! A cute drawstring pouch inside, a pearl top handle, a gold chain strap and a cute wicker shape. What more could you want?



Courtesy of Anthropologie.

Margaret Woven Clutch

A black wicker bag? OK, cottagecore goth! We see you and we love you. This woven clutch also comes in white and a neutral wicker shade, so you can choose your vibe.



Courtesy of Anthropologie.

Meredith Woven Clutch

This little white top-handle bag has a strap made of chunky wooden beads. Is it super practical? I guess not—but I just love the way it looks, don’t you? The drawstring lining also comes in a cute peachy pattern!

A version of this story previously appeared in June 2018.

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