13 of the best straw and wicker bags to buy now and use all summer

Straw, wicker, raffia and jute: these are all materials we most likely associate with the summer months. And while bags of this nature have been around for years, 2021 is the year that’s seen straw and wicker bags really take centre stage.

The issue in previous years has been the lack of practicality that a straw or wicker bag offers. Most are cute and small, great for an evening bag, but not so much for a day at the beach. However, this year there are all sorts of straw bags, from the small and boxy to oversized and practical. There are even backpacks, as well as different colours, embellishments (shells are huge right now), and shapes. In short, this year there is a straw bag for every taste, occasion, and style.

What’s more, this is a trend that’s seriously high-street friendly. Yes, there are higher-end offerings that are worth the investment, but if you just fancy carrying one around while on holiday, a bag like this shouldn’t cost the earth.

Style it with a prairie dress and Birkenstocks, or a stripey Breton top and white jeans. Pair it with a matching raffia hat or mix it up and choose different accessories in opposing materials; really, anything goes. All you need to do is find your perfect design…

13 of the best straw and wicker bags:

Round straw bag, £17.99, H&M

Large Woven Straw Tote, £55, & Other Stories

Twisted straps basket bag, £79.99, Mango

Straw shopper, £12.99, H&M

Basket bag with leather details, £79.99, Massimo Dutti

Cream Kuai, £230, Wicker Wings

Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories

Leah round cross-body bag, £27, Accessorize

Woven tote bag with handles, £29.99, ZARA

Nissi Striped Tote Bag, £65, Hush