Now that summer is nearly here, it’s time to crack out all your warm-weather must-haves. And if there’s one summer staple we should all have in our wardrobes, it’s a straw bag. These timeless pieces will forever be on-trend, plus they’re perfect for countless occasions. Whether you’re going to the beach, the farmer’s market, or a girl’s night, a straw bag will always serve you well.
We’ve highlighted 20 of the best straw bags below, all of which are under $300, so you can look cute without breaking the bank.
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1. Jenn Lee- The Santorini Bag by Jenn Lee
Whether you’re jet-setting this summer or staying home, this straw bag is one you’ll want on hand. Handwoven by artisans in Bali over the course of six weeks, the quality of this sustainable straw bag is unmatched.
Real Review: “I love it! This gorgeous well-made bag gets me compliments everywhere I go. It carries everything I need: phone, wallet, glasses, keys, hand sanitizer and makeup. Then the pretty batik fabric interior hides everything with the pull of a drawstring. It’s graceful and easy to carry.”
2. Amazon- YXILEE Summer Beach Bag
A summer staple—you can’t go wrong with this affordable option. The bag is made from 100% natural straw fiber and handwoven by artisans, so each bag will vary slightly. It also comes with a cute polka dot scarf to wrap around the handle, but you can always switch it out with one of your own.
Real Review: “This is the cutest and most perfect vacation bag. I used this on two trips so far and it’s still holding up. I was able to put all of my laptop’s accessories as well as sunscreen and a small towel in it.”
3. Nordstrom- btb Be Mine Straw Tote
Embroidered with hearts, this straw tote bag is loveable and practical, fitting anything you need inside. Plus, it comes in a variety of color options, from natural straw and fuchsia to sand and mint.
Real Review: “Took this bag on vacation and it was perfect. Traveled well in my suitcase. Perfect size for towel, sunscreen, book and water bottle. Received compliments on the fun design.”
4. Amazon- Frienda Straw Shoulder Bag
Could this bag be any cuter? A twist on the traditional straw tote bag, this trendy purse by Frienda comes in a variety of neutral colors that will match any outfit. Or, if you’re feeling fun, go for the green shade to add a pop of color. The bag can be worn as a clutch, shoulder bag, or crossbody and is big enough to hold your daily essentials (keys, wallet, phone, etc.).
Real Review: “This crossbody bag was great quality for the price! The bag itself carries a good amount and became the only bag I used throughout my vacation! The tassels are optional . . . I kept mine on because it created a cute fun touch!”
5. Revolve- SENSI STUDIO Pullthrough Bag
SENSI is known for their handmade, handwoven bags, so you can expect this Pullthrough Bag to last you for seasons to come. This bag is woven entirely of straw and features a looped pull-through closure.
Real Review: “Very cute bag for summer. A bit smaller than expected, so pay attention to the size. Still a great and high-quality item.”
6. Amazon- Natural NEO Phone Straw Bag
You don’t need a massive tote bag to rock the straw bag trend. This Phone Straw Bag is perfect for keeping your bare necessities and can be used for everyday wear or occasion wear like weddings and other outdoor summer outings.
Real Review: “I get so many compliments every time I use this bag. It’s perfect for cell phone and keys. Love it!”
7. Revolve- L*Space Summer Days Backpack
The cutest straw backpack there ever was! This is sure to become your go-to summer bag. It features adjustable canvas shoulder straps for comfort and an open-top drawstring design that makes getting in and out a breeze.
Real Review: “Such a cute bag! Bonus it has a zippered pocket and phone pocket on the inside.”
8. Target- A New Day Circle Handle Straw Tote Handbag
Small details are what make otherwise simple straw bags more unique. The natural straw and versatile shape make this bag perfect for taking to the farmer’s market, the beach, or anywhere else you’re going this summer. The beaded circle handles are a super cute bonus.
Real Review: “This is a quality piece that looks so much more expensive than it is! Love!”
9. Revolve- florabella Avon Clutch
For fancier occasions, reach for this straw clutch bag by florabella. The woven raffia is gorgeous for summer, and the unique scalloped edging adds a whimsical twist.
Real Review: “Perfect summer clutch.”
10. Amazon- Novum Crafts Handmade Wicker Woven Purse
This best-selling rattan purse is beloved for a reason. It’s made of quality, durable rattan and genuine leather but for an affordable price. Plus, the circular shape makes it look more expensive than it is.
Real Review: “I was happy with the quality of this item and the size. My phone is quite large with a big sturdy case, and it can be difficult to find a purse that fits it. I was also happy to see that there was a colorful lining inside, which I wasn’t sure if there was a lining or not based on the product photos. It’s a great summertime bag and I’ve had compliments on it.”
The Bidadari Crossbody by Jenn Lee makes the perfect everyday bag. The style is sleek and modern, detailed with a leather snap closure. It’s handmade with the most beautiful natural materials, including palm leaf, coconut, and Ata grass.
Real Review: “I love my Jenn Lee bag! I’ve gotten so many compliments on it.”
The black woven paper straw material of this tote bag is incredibly chic. It’s not the light straw color you might be used to, but it adds a nice contrast to any outfit.
13. Revolve- Hat Attack Mila Bag
We can’t stop gushing over this adorable straw bag by Hat Attack. It’s made from water hyacinth, is lined with color-matched cotton, and features a drawstring closure. It also comes with a detachable shoulder strap that instantly transforms this dainty beauty into a handbag.
Real Review: “This bag is amazing, it’s so cute and goes with everything!”
14. Revolve- Aranaz Cueba Bag
For our sustainable queens. The Cueba Bag by Aranaz is handcrafted with natural, high-quality raffia in the Philippines. It also features a cognac leather shoulder strap and wicker-wrapped top handles.
Real Review: “Beautiful handcrafted bag, so happy with this purchase!”
Resort wear without the luxury price tag? Sign us up. Lulus’ Resort Bound Straw Tote Bag makes the picture-perfect addition to your vacation wardrobe. It features a trendy half-moon style with scalloped edging and two large, round handles.
Real Review: “I love this. It’s open, without a closure, but it’s so fun and makes me happy!”
16. ShopBop- Bembien Margot Medium Bag
You’ll want to add this straw bag to your cart ASAP. Made of rattan and caramel-colored leather, it’s the ideal medium-sized bag for taking to the pool, shopping, or traveling. It pairs just as nicely with jeans and sneakers as it does with a bikini.
Real Review: “I am so happy with this tote bag. I ordered it for a beach trip and it was the perfect size. It is very durable and you can tell the quality is great. I will likely purchase the black as well!”
17. bloomingdales- Maje Ibiza Collection Leather Trim Raffia Basket Bag
When you’re heading to the beach or the pool, you just want a bag that will carry all your stuff. Luckily, there are large totes like this one by Maje that make every vacation look a fashion moment. It’s made of high-quality palm, features leather straps and handles, and has a cotton lining (with a slip pocket) for housing all your necessities.
Real Review: “I LOVE this basket bag! I got the black leather. It’s very well made and the perfect size. I love how minimal it is.”
18. Amazon- YMhoart Woven Wicker Purse
The smallest bags are often the cutest bags. Enter this Woven Wicker Purse by YMhoart. It’s fashioned from a light-yellow straw and rattan combination that creates a cute, caged effect. Our favorite details are the faux pearl handle and the drawstring closure.
Real Review: “Love this little bag for a cute fashion moment. Great quality and just as described.”
19. Amazon – Bausweety Women’s Crossbody Straw Shoulder Bag
A crossbody cutie, this straw bag is the perfect combination of modern, natural, and trendy. It has a stylish hexagon shape, faux leather detailing, and yellow gold hardware. Wear this on a summer night out with a flowy dress and strappy sandals.
Real Review: “I’ve gotten so many compliments on this purse so far. Everyone thinks it’s an expensive bag and are shocked when I say it’s from Amazon!”
Large and in charge, the Modern Straw Tote by Banana Republic has all the room you need for a full day at the beach or a working trip to the office.
Real Review: “This bag is of substantial size! You can fit all your beach items and still have room. Love the color and texture of the bag.”