Some people wait for the crack of the baseball bat or budding tulips to signal spring. Me? I look for straw totes!
A straw tote is a great catch-all — perfect for travel, the beach, or just around town. These versatile bags also come in a wide variety of price ranges, so you are sure to find one to fit your budget and style. Of course, the more finely woven pieces command higher prices, however, a rustic straw bag may be just the thing.
I own quite a few (I won’t admit to just how many), but with the newest looks out this season, I may have to pick up a one (or two) more. Here are some of my personal picks:
First, an affordable option from one of my favorite shops is the Woven Straw Market Tote from J Crew. This traditional woven straw market tote is perfect for carrying absolutely everything this Spring – from a picnic lunch, to flea market finds, to a beach towel and novel. This season, J Crew has actually improved an a classic with more durable straw and an opening that is wider than the base, for a roomier shape (yes, it will fit a bottle of wine!). Retail: $98
Next, I love all things Ralph Lauren and the LRL Corey Straw Tote is no exception. This is such a versatile bag. Although the straw is casual, the detailing adds polish to resort wear. Crafted from coiled straw with leather handles, it features a removable tassel charm with “LRL” hardware. Available at Macy’s. Retail: $275
Finally, the Natural Straw & Black Leather from Banana Republic offers a more sophisticated version of the simple straw beach tote. This bag features sturdy black leather handles and the Banana Republic signature monogram. Fully lined in soft cotton, this chic tote is destined to become your “it bag” until fall! Retail: $380
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