Straw bags are a summer staple. Whether simple ‘n’ chic or bold ‘n’ bright, we can’t get enough. So stow away your canvas tote (as least for a second!) and be a garden goddess with a sweet woven bag. Here are a few of our faves:


(Left to Right) Sequin Weave Tote Bag, $40,; Stripe Parade Straw Tote, $17,; Plaid Abaca Bag, $24,


Bigger straw bags look fab when luggin’ your sunscreen/beach book/waterbottle to the lake or when you’re having lunch out with the girls. Look for ones with cute accents, like pink plaid or plenty of sparkle. Just don’t try to lug too much in ‘em...these sweeties tend to fray if ya try to tote too much!

(Left to Right) La Playa de Betsy Clutch by Betseyville Bags, $59,; Limited Edition Straw Wristlet, $11,

This year, teeny straw wristlets are totally, um, clutch. We heart ones with petal accents. Here’s a hint:  Lotsa beach towns (or other vacay-getaway destinations) have li’l stores where you can snag straw bags that are embroidered locally. Finally! The perfect souvenir.

-Chelsea Levine

6/16/2008 4:50:00 PM
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