Raffia bags are still very much having a moment so we’ve rounded up our favourites, from investment designer styles to affordable bohemian buys, to shop this summer.
The straw basket bag has become a summer classic (and not just on the beach) thanks to its ability to go with just about everything. There are plenty of high-end versions to save up for, from Loewe’s basket bag (if you can get your hands on it, it’s pretty much sold out everywhere) to Chloé’s iconic Marcie tote. But the high street has lots of options to choose from too as just about every brand has created their own iteration this season. We love H&M’s straw square-shaped shopper – the perfect size and shape to take on the plane if you’re lucky enough to have a holiday booked, or Sezane’s Farrow bucket bag, for a more sophisticated, French girl nod to the trend.
Speaking of, take style cues from the likes of an early ’70s Jane Birkin and pair yours with mid-wash denim and a plain white tee. So simple but totally timeless. And for something a little special, Rae Feather’s cult basket bags can be emblazoned with your initials making them a staple summer accessory to bring out year after year.
Whether you're after a roomy beach tote or something to run errands with, Etsy has some great handcrafted designs at reasonable price points that look like you might have picked them up from a South of France flea market. This dried yellow grass shopper will add vintage charm to your summer wardrobe.
H&M's handmade tote will finish off many a summer look, from denim cut-offs and a man's linen shirt on the beach to pretty broderie anglaise dresses on balmy city days.