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If there’s one accessory that screams "summer", it’s the humble straw bag. Woven basket bags shot into the sartorial limelight in the 1970s thanks to Jane Birkin, but these natural bags – using raffia, straw, bamboo and jute – have never been more popular.
In recent years, the straw bag has made a comeback with high street brands and luxury labels putting their spin on the timeless holdall. And, unlike past seasons, straw bags are no longer just for the beach. There’s clutches, totes, crossbody bags, baskets and even backpacks made from these natural materials for the new season.
A classic basket bag with tan leather details never goes out of style - think Loewe's cult tote. But, if you're looking to add a splash of colour to an outfit, you don't have to stick with neutral tones. There's plenty of brightly-coloured straw bags from the likes of Boden for adding a playful touch to your look.
Whatever straw style you’re after, your new favourite summer bag is waiting. See Red's top picks of the best straw bags below...
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