Four Raffia Bags of Summer
Posted by on June 10, 2012 | 4:18 pm EST

A new season calls for a well-deserved, new item in your wardrobe. At least, that’s how it works in the minds of fashion-forward women. As summer looms ever so closer, small leather satchels and purses will be taking a hard-earned rest for incoming is the season where beach essentials dominate almost every woman’s handbag space. Fashion Glamour, in its pursuit of being a step ahead when it comes to shopping, shortlisted four raffia bags—the bag of summer—that work perfectly with the season’s outdoor-laden activities.

Milly | Leather-trimmed woven raffia tote | $350
Milly | Leather-trimmed woven raffia tote | $350

From Milly comes this green-trimmed tote that would be your best bet as this summer’s go-to accessory. Jetting off to a tropical island with this tote clinging on your arm will instantly transport you to a chic beachside paradise. Throw your everyday must-haves into this bag as you head out to a laidback brunch or perhaps even a lazy-day stroll.

Michael Kors | Gia woven raffia, python and leather tote | $1,265
Michael Kors | Gia woven raffia, python and leather tote | $1,265

Constructed from woven raffia, python and leather, Michael Kors’ tote hits all the right mark for being the polished bag of the summer. Its boxy shape rules it out as a lazy day option, but you can’t deny this chic bag’s ready to inject a dash of summer freshness into your strict and serious business endeavors.

Proenza Schouler | PS1 raffia and leather clutch | $950

 The stylish sensibility of raffia-crafted clutches didn’t always go down as a runaway winner in fashion, but Proenza Schouler’s PS1 raffia and leather clutch proved that they can be just as appealing. Nighttime soirees this summer may not call for the strict sophistication of black tie affairs, which makes this clutch bag perfectly capable of filling that role.

Lanvin | Leather and woven straw charm bag | $2,345

Lanvin masterfully put raffia and leather together in this charming shoulder bag. Adorned with quirky charms on the chain, this bag will look great on virtually anything your wardrobe adventurousness takes you. Even in pocket-sized bags, summer can be felt.

Photos from Net-a-Porter

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