7 Straw Bags We’re Loving This Summer

2 April, 2018
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7 Straw Bags We’re Loving This Summer

Straw bags to carry you through beach days and summer nights…

Temperatures are on the rise in Hong Kong, which only means one thing: summer (and the dreaded humidity) is on its way. Straw bags are dominating collections this year, and high street brands are being more creative than ever with this summer staple. Whether you’re planning a lazy Saturday barbecuing on Shek O or heading off on a quick getaway, this easy accessory will carry you through Hong Kong’s hottest months. Leave your beloved canvas beach bag behind and take your pick from one of these chic and stylish straw bags. From revamped classics to statement pieces, we rounded up our top seven this season…

Read more: Fashion Meets Function: The Only Bags You’ll Need

Featured image via Ellen & James, Image 1 via Zara, Image 2 via Ellen & James, Image 3 via Topshop,Image 4 via South Beach, Image 5 via Kayu, Image 6 via Rebecca Minkoff, Image 7 via Skinnydip

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Zara: Straw Bag with Rounded Handles 

We can always rely on Zara to provide us with a budget-friendly version of the hottest trend. Paying homage to the classic straw bag style, this perfectly-sized straw bag ($399) will walk you right from a day at the beach to a shopping trip with the girls. Big enough to fit all the essentials but still remain fashionable, this mid-range option is sure to sell out soon.

Available in Zara stores across Hong Kong or online

www.zara.com

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Ellen & James: Classic Round Cross-body Bag

If you’ve ever been to Bali, you’ll know the street stalls are scattered with gorgeous round straw bags! Australian brand, Ellen & James, have created a beautiful range of summery woven straw bags, with practical additions (like a clasp and extra lining). With a laidback, modern classic feel, this round cross-body ($776) is one of our favourites. As a bonus selling point, Ellen & James products are all ethically handmade, with a passion for the beach and summer in mind.

Available online at Ellen & James or online at Revolve

www.ellenandjames.com.au

 

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Topshop: Crab Mini Round Straw Bag

This quirky crab bag ($244) is statement enough to turn heads but cute enough to pair with your favourite trainers and a tee-dress for that easy, breezy laid-back weekend outfit! Topshop also have a great range of other straw bags, and there’s free international delivery for orders over $1,000.

Available at Topshop Stores across Hong Kong or online

www.topshop.com/en

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South Beach: Embroidered Straw Beach Bag

Pompoms and bold colours are not going anywhere this summer – and beachwear brand, South Beach have effortlessly merged these two trends together. This colourful straw bag ($287) is best suited for a day at the beach or on a junk, providing a bold addition to any bikini or maxi dress. And if that’s not enough, South Beach have an adorable range of swimwear – so make sure to check it out!

Sassy Tip: Get 10% off your first order

Available online at South Beach or online at ASOS (with free delivery)

www.southbeachofficial.com

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Kayu Designs: Handwoven Straw Clutch

For something extra special, look no further than accessory brand, Kayu. Described as being “handmade with love”, Kayu use only natural materials, and all products are hand-woven. The traditional techniques have been passed through family generations, so you can be sure the style, durability and appearance has been tried and tested. There’s an abundance of beautiful bags with intricate embroidery, and our current favourites are the elegant straw clutch ($1,760) and personalised straw clutch ($612) – perfect as a bridesmaid gift, or as squad item for a hen do.

Available online at Kayu Designs or online at Net-a-Porter for free HK shipping over $400! 

www.kayudesign.com

 

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Rebecca Minkoff: Straw Taco Clutch

The taco obsession continues with this blue-accented Rebcca Minkoff clutch ($1,187). Though there are, unfortunately, no edible tacos included, this fun clutch bag is an ideal gift, and makes for a handy extra travel pouch, too. Going from day to night? It’s just the right size to fit all the essentials, and the pop of colour means it’s sure to complete simple summer outfits.

Available at Rebecca Minkoff stores across Hong Kong or online

www.rebeccaminkoff.com

 

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Skinnydip: Mini Laureli Raffia Cross-Body Bag

For a show-stopper bag, look no further. With tassels, embroidery and pom poms, this bold Skinnydip Straw bag ($361) ticks all the trend boxes this summer. Pair it with jeans, a loose tee and sunnies – and you’re good to go. Skinnydip also stock a range of pool inflatable’s (buys pink flamingo immediately) and lifestyle products you won’t be able to resist – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Available online at Skinnydip or online at ASOS. You can also find a small range of products available at Topshop stores across Hong Kong

www.skinnydiplondon.com

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