Straw bag

Straw bags are probably one of the biggest trends this summer, and they are available in all shapes and sizes and for any kind of budget!

I’ve only bought the one above so far, which I featured on my Linen dress post, it is a lovely small tote with a cross-body strap, which makes it versatile for work, for city shopping and also for a fabulous lunch out with the girls!

I am planning to purchase a second, this needs to be much larger, now that we don’t really use plastic carrier bags for shopping. I like to have a nice shopping tote to carry around and use – one bag for everything rather than several.

So I’ve been on the hunt, and I can’t quite decide, and that’s simply because there is so much choice. I feel you have two ways to go, once you know what size of bag you need and that’s…

  • Buy a pre-designed bag with all the trimmings and colours decided for you, it’s probably only going to work with a few of your outfits, but that’s ok!
  • Buy a plain straw bag and accessorise it – there’s lots of things you can easily lay your hands on in the likes of Primark, New Look, H&M to jazz up you bag along with gorgeous silk scarves which you can change depending on what you are wearing.

Here’s a look at what I’m loving on the high street and online!

Straw bag with rounded handles

I think this is very classy, and would be quite versatile, the classic black is very chic and perfect to take on holiday too.

Floral Embroidered Straw Tote Bag

I really like the design of this one – it’s a fairly good size after checking it out in store and it’s really good quality for the price point.

Shelly Straw Basket Bag

This design was popular last year, and it’s back! I don’t fancy a very hard basket to carry around, and after getting hands on with this one, you cannot fit much in it. 

And beware if you are taking it on holiday, think about how you can pack it and if you choose to carry it on the plane…. that’s your allowance gone. It’s not a thumbs up from me, but it might be your cup of tea!

BIBA – House of Fraser
Straw Glitter Trim Beach Bag

The photo of this does not do it justice! I did a double-take as I walked by, and I came so close to just picking it up and taking it to the sales counter – I just can’t justify £65 on this bag. 

But if I don’t find anything else, this is the one!

Straw shopper with crochet highlight


Love this – I posted it on my Instastories when I was in House of Fraser; I love how they have used the scarf to cover the handle, very chic. It’s not a colour-way I particularly want, but it’s gorgeous! Perfect for the nautical look and certainly fabulous for holidays.

River Island

Black tassel stripe woven straw basket bag


I’ve not seen in store, but this is simply gorgeous and loving the tassel detailing – one I will be checking out!


Tan Straw Convertible Strap Mini Backpack

Was £15.99, now £11.19 – This is an online exclusive

Now if you are only looking for a mini bag, I simply love this – how cute is this??!

Supermarket Spree

I have checked F&F, Tu and George all online, and I can’t see any straw bags – sorry!

Boutique Online

I have a couple of online boutiques that I have found through Instagram, I’ve not had the chance to get up close to see what they are like, so you’ll have to go by their details on the website. I just think they are a great alternative and something unique that you are not getting on the high street.


Round Yellow Pom Pom Basket



Queen Bee Collective

Alexa Round Bag


This bag is plain, so head to the website to see how it’s been jazzed up using a scarf of a tassel bag charm – you can purchase the tassel bag charm for an additional £4.

Lizzi Richardson

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