On our radar: straw bags

On our radar: straw bags

The final straw

Text: Joan Kong

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It’s time to bring your favourite summer getaway accessory out and about


Straw bag street style


Spotted on many street style fashionistas, the straw-bag trend has been making the rounds for a while now, but one thing's for sure—it's time to steer clear from the seaside and start toting them on the streets. There's something about the rustic accessory that we just can't get enough of; from wicker to raffia material, trust us when we say that these woven bags are (surprisingly) versatile. Case in point: a cute pom-pom piece will complement your flirty midi dresses; a crossbody bag over your Casual Friday blazer-and-jeans combo helps to tune up the almost-weekend vibe; and a notice-me tote gives your laidback day-off ensemble that added interest (while retaining the relaxed aura).


To amp things up, instead of the usual pom-pom tote, go for these new iterations to score extra style points: a top-handle bag with leather panel (like Serpui's) gives off a more modern feel, Rosie Assoulin's eye-catching jug bag is a conversation starter on its own, and the tassels on the basket bag by Sensi Studio will sway with your every move.


Scroll through the list below for some of our favourite picks:

1. Crossbody bag by Serpui

2. Striped jug bag by Rosie Assoulin

3. Sicilian pom-pom tote by Muzungu Sisters

4. 'Alicia' half-moon clutch by Sophie Anderson

5. Pom-pom embellished basket bag by Sensi Studio

6. 'Maldives' pom-pom embellished bag by Nannacay

7. 'Racco' large tote by Muuñ


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