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Vacation Style: Don’t Leave Without This Cult Bag

Aside from an airport shot glass and some pretty inconvenient tan lines, the best vacation mementos are your photos. Therefore, it’s absolutely imperative each snap is profile photo-worthy. Since nothing makes a picture pop like a statement accessory, we’re eternally grateful for the recently resurrected straw handbag trend.

Even though this ‘70s Jane Birkin-inspired resurgence conjures up coastal glam/French Riviera vibes, the lightweight, entirely functional, made-for-sun statement piece is well-suited for travel destinations beyond France. Maybe you’re keeping your summer low-key with a staycation? No problem—tote it to the flea market, farmer’s market, or supermarket, whatever your jam. Possible ensembles include summer standards like cut-outs or off-the-shoulder dresses, or try an all-out tropical palette where no bright is too bright. For level-up styling, knot a fun bandana around the handle.

What’s more, there’s a bounty of straw variations available: raffia bucket bagswicker totes, and even Chanel baskets. No need to shy away from tassels, pom-poms, and other eye-catching embellishments—sometimes more is so much more. Scroll below to see a few of our faves. Happy toting! 

1. Nice Women’s Straw Half Round Handbag Summer Beach Tote Basket, $11.89 

2. NWT ZARA Raffia Bucket Round Wicker Rattan Bag, $74.95 

3. MEXICAN Vtg Woven Raffia Straw Basket Bag X-Lg Shopper Tote Flowers, $119.99

4. SerpuiMarie Janice Basket Wicker Tote Bag With Leather Trim & Wood Handles, $270

5. Large Straw Basket Beach Bag Shopping Market Handbag Picnic Tote, $29.99

6. 100% Handmade French Fashion Straw Woven Tote Wicker Bag, $38 

7. Auth Collectible RARE Vintage CHANEL Beige Wicker Straw Rattan Basket, $2,795


9. WICKER PICNIC TOTE Weaved, With Fabric Drawstring Closure & Handles, $15.99

10. Women Straw Handbag Fruit Pineapple Pure Handmade Woven Bag, $9.99

11. Friendly Women’s Bamboo Handbag Handmade Lady Large Tote, $30.82

12. J Crew Large Woven Striped Straw Tote Purse Market Beach Bag Lined, $14.99

13. New Muzungu Sisters Basket Pom Pom Straw Beach Tote Hand Made, $350

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