Monday, June 1, 2009

Not for the beach straw bag

I've always shyed away from straw bags unless I have the over sized (you could fit a small person in here) beach bag. I decided to try to find some smaller straw bags I might actually carry and it looks as though the selection is better than it used to be. Here are a few options for under $60 (because that's how I roll)...
The bag screams 'bohemian chic' and the shape is really nice.
Handbag M..Vental $59.90
via Mango
If you prefer the retro look, a yellow vintage envelope bag is the ticket. It's hard to believe this is a straw bag.
Sunshine Vintage Envelope Purse, Handmade in Italy $18
via Two Toe Design
Although this is 'vintage' it's shape is updated...this would be a great option for work.
vintage Straw leather clutch purse $19
via clever nettle's estate sale
The straw + yellow patent leather combo is mod meets beach.
Yellow trim straw clutch (my guess $25ish, it's in pounds so I can't be sure).
via Dorothy Perkins
I think this is my favorite option because of the long strap and it's black which makes the straw bag feel sort of glamorous.
Deena and Ozzy Straw Purse $38
via UO
Do you designate straw bags to the beach or have your branched out? Do you like the look of straw handbags?

21 comments:

erin said...

ooh! i love the yellow one! great finds!

Adorably Distracted... said...

Totally agree! I was never a big fan of straw bags but these are all super cute. I think the first ones a favorite but i'm not a fan of carrying big bags by hand.

Hope you had a great weekend!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Very cute. I love them!

LipstickOne said...

OMG

I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED the 2nd one!

bananas. said...

i love the look of straw bags especially in the summertime. that yellow one is adorable!

Jennie Bee said...

cute!! I really love the first and second ones! I still will always love using a big old straw bag for the beach hehe:) but its neat to see different designs.

Kristin said...

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TheBeautyFile said...

Congrats on all your sponsors! I love the first one...it reminds me of my mom with big Jackie O glasses & her bell bottoms in the 70s!

Julia said...

Whoohoo! PS, loved your post over at Jorgiah B :)

Rachel said...

These are cute!! I branched out a few years ago for a straw bag, which I bought in Savannah GA and carried it a few times!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love the first one! gorgeous!

Blair said...

The one with the red trim is just beautiful!

Quixsa said...

After looking at all the purses I had to go back and make sure that I read your blog correctly about all of the purses selected being made from straw! I couldn't get over it! I especially love the yellow one; so bright and friendly.
I usually designate straw for summer but some of the purses you featured I would use ALL the time.lol. :0)

Haven and Home said...

I have a thing for bags, oversized definitely. Love the first one!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

So cute! I'm loving the two in the middle. I'm not sure what I could actually fit in them! Probably use them as a wallet and then put them in my massive purse!

Diane said...

I don't think I have any straw bags but I'd be willing to wear them out and not just to the beach. Especially if it was the one from clever nettle's shop! I love the look of that one!

Kotori said...

You and I roll the same way, my friend. $60 or less is my kind of budget. I had a fabulous straw bag last summer and I looooved it, until it fell apart around August. They don't last too long, but it was fun while it lasted.

Hanako66 said...

I love all of the clutches!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

These are so fab! I love the idea of straw bags but haven't gotten around to getting one yet. Maybe I'll pick up that vintage estate sale one :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I love straw bags. These are too cute! I haven't found "the one" for this summer yet.

Diana said...

the yellow one is awesome! it looks leather!!

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