Summer Fashion Sense: Basket/Straw Bags

This summer, if there is one must have hot item it is the basket or straw handbag. Every luxury designer has featured at least one in their line. The woven basket handbag is not only flirty, but ultra stylish for summer. You can find the right straw basket bag, no matter what your budget thanks to the efforts of our favorite designers.

Kate Spade, always redesigning the conceptualizations of handbag style, features a whole line of basket handbags this summer. The Santiago handbag is possibly one of the it bag of her line this year. It’s about moderately sized, and comes in a smaller model also (with two tones wicker and off white), and it’s unique shape makes it a versatile day to evening bag. Kate Spade also has a straw tore, the Oaxaca Straw Tote, that will definitely be a sure summer it. It’s unique embroidery and softer feel than the basket totes make it a great every day bag. Visit katespade.com for more details.

Lulu Guniess also features some stylish basket totes. The Hydrangea Basket has been quite the rage. Featured in pink or green trim, this over sized tote is perfect for lazy days at the beach, or to savor that summer shopping spree. It has plenty of room for everything.

Coach’s legacy straw tote is another summer standout; the perfect combination of iconic edginess. The unique goldish bronze leather trim adds an elegant touch to this hot summer bag. Whether hitting the beach or the town, you’ll be doing it in style thanks to this boxy tote. Since straw is the fabric of the summer, you would expect a variety of straw bags from Coach, and surely they deliver. Also check out the Legacy Straw Wristlet, and the Legacy large tote and Legacy Large Hobo. Visit coach.com for more details.

If your looking for a less expensive handbag, BCBG Max Azria offers a straw handbag that has the perfect look and feel for the summer. The straw macram�© sable leather small shoulder bag by BCBG Max Azria puts the fun in functionality with contemporary color and shape for everyday use. If you tend to like large handbags, they of course, also feature a large tote. Visit bluefly.com for details and pictures.

Bloomingdales also features a comfy and over sized straw tote. Their Exclusive Straw Tote features bamboo handles, center zip compartment, inside zip, cell phone and additional pockets; with polka dot lining, and protective metal feet. Comes in White, green, pink (catalog item number: 50518). Visit Bloomingdales.com for more details.

Michael Kors also highlights various styles of straw and basket tote bags for the summer. The MICHAEL by Michael Kors “Santorini” Straw Tote with double braided leather straps and trim, is a great bag to see, and be seen wearing. It’s goldtone stud details is its definitive featue, along with the flap bridge closure with turnlock. On the straw spectrum, Kors also has a straw satchel that is an option for those who like the softer feel.

Visit Bloomingdales.com for pictures and details. But why stop at hadbags, Kors also has basket woven shoes. Yes ladies you heard right, the Santorini Slide! The perfect wedge for the cabana and beyond, 3 inches of woven lacquered straw topped with a buttery band of brown leather, a circular medallion and golden ornamental grommets. Visit www.vivre.com for details.

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