We get excited at the very idea of a beautiful woven bag. Beach bags evoke instant memories of sunny, sandy days gone by and flood our brains with summer memories soon to be made. We picture ourselves in the height of warm weather making our way through a summer farmer’s market or weaving our way through an umbrella-dotted beach to the perfect chair.
We’re all about using natural materials like seagrass and jute, both for sustainability and aesthetic’s sake. Here are seven of our favorite picks for summer ’16 – find one you love and plan a season’s worth of appropriately chic outdoor activities…
Woven Market Backpack | We’ve included this clever market basket backpack from Food52 in The Shop once before. We love the timeless and useful styling – very ‘French girl goes to market’. Cute buckles and leather straps to boot!
Kayu St Tropez Woven Seagrass Tote | It’s all about the pom pom this season and we can’t resist. This bag brings us right to the balcony of a Mexican seaside villa, with its bright handles and seagrass weave. Pack it up to use on your next beach getaway, or just carry it around all summer in lieu of one.
Kayu Pinata Fringed Woven Seagrass Tote | We love this sassy, fringed seagrass tote in black and tan stripes so much we included it in our summer accessories guide for Darling Magazine. Pick up their Summer print issue for all the details…
Cuyana Straw Bag With Tassel | Handmade in Ecuador with traditional artisan techniques, this elegant bag is perfect for the poolside cocktails-and-chill kind of day. Leather tassels add a touch of edge to this woven tote’s effortless summery vibe.
Florabella Lampione Bag | It may be the perfect size to hold all our farmers market finds, but this beautiful bag is more than just a grocery tote. Metallic woven thread and a fun, but subtle pattern make this summer bag the perfect warm weather catch all.
Hat Attack Twisted Colorblock Tote | This tote represents 90’s casual in the best way possible. Pair with vintage high waisted jeans and head out the door. This tote is perfectly wearable, whether you’re embracing the summer sun in a bathing suit on the beach, traveling a new city, or running errands at home.