Straw, raffia and wicker: woven bags have won our hearts this season. Having risen in the fashion ranks during the fifties, totes in natural textures became associated with luxury travel, with the trend now extending fay beyond the beach. Here are the 10 woven bags we need for SS19…
1. Woven Jute Handheld Bag
Handcrafted for a unique feel, our woven jute bag (as seen on Faye Ellaby) is the new-season style hero we never knew we needed until now. Equally at home in the city as it is on the beach, this handheld design features raffia ring handles for a subtle clash of texture while its zip-top fastening helps keep summer essentials secure.
2. Cherry Straw Cross-Body Bag
The straw bag just got even sweeter. Having had the influencer seal of approval by Megan Ellaby, this cross-body design comes with cherry pom-poms for extra summer flavour, making it a true sunny-day mainstay. Carry it by the handles or wear it over the shoulder by the long leather-look strap.
3. Metal Ring-Handle Bucket
Make way for the bucket bag of the summer. Structured without feeling too polished, this straw style is spliced with leather-look panels in clean white and is finished with glossy gold-tone metal ring handles for effortless cool. Need to go hands-free? Wear it cross-body using the detachable shoulder strap.
4. Glitzy Straw Basket Bag
It’s time to shine in the sunlight. Woven with a metallic chevron design, this handcrafted straw basket bag will sparkle its way from city breaks to beach escapes. It has an integrated drawstring pouch to help keep belongings safe, while its long leather-look handles are made to fit comfortably over your shoulder.
5. Wicker Cross-Body Bag
Having evolved from a quirky holiday buy to a fashion staple, the wicker bag is back in force for SS19. This season’s iteration boasts a structured boxy shape with blue straps and a striped canvas lining, nodding to nautical styling. Perfect for the beach and beyond.
6. City Wicker Cross-Body Bag
No longer reserved solely for the beach, the wicker bag has had a city-ready update. This boxy cross-body comes with a tan leather-look panel for extra polish and closes with a push-lock fastening in glossy gold metal – sun-filled weekends, we’re ready.
7. Wicker Circle Cross-Body Bag
Moving on from the straw circle bags of last summer, this season’s styles combine woven wicker textures with hexagonal shapes. This design is detailed with cut-outs that feel fresh and directional and is finished with a long shoulder strap in leather-look tan.
8. Wicker Bucket Bag
Summer days, here we come. Drawing its inspiration from bucket-bag silhouettes, this wicker wonder has a structured shape which feels nostalgic and new at the same time. Fashion-forward yet fuss-free, this piece has leather-look tabs and a long shoulder strap in soft pink, lending it an unexpected element.
9. Wooden Handheld Bag
Evocative of long, languid days spent in the sunshine, the wooden bag has made its comeback for SS19. The slatted structure creates a see-through effect, while its handles are adorned with small clear beads for an artful touch.
10. Wooden Crescent Handheld Bag
Lighter in colour than its style counterpart, this slatted wooden bag is crafted in the shape of a crescent, lending it plenty of Instagram-worthy appeal. Whether worn with denim or a wind-blown sun dress on your next getaway, it’s a must-have for warm weather.