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14 chic straw bags for the new season

They're not just for the beach

By Ciara McGinley and Zlata Rodionova
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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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H&M Straw shopper

Straw shopper
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H&M Straw shopper

£35 at H&M

H&M's straw shopper is giving us designer vibes yet costs a fraction of the price at less than £34. Style with your favourite white summer dress and some chunky sandals.

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Loewe Paula's Ibiza Leather-Trimmed Raffia Bucket Bag

Paula's Ibiza Leather-Trimmed Raffia Bucket Bag
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Loewe Paula's Ibiza Leather-Trimmed Raffia Bucket Bag

Every year Loewe's basket bags grace our Instagram feeds courtesy of our favourite fashion influencers and editors - and for good reason. A total classic, this bag is woven from raffia with leather trims and a leather embossed plaque. It's also available in white.

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Chloe Woody Large Printed Leather-Trimmed Canvas And Raffia Tote

Woody Large Printed Leather-Trimmed Canvas And Raffia Tote
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Chloe Woody Large Printed Leather-Trimmed Canvas And Raffia Tote

Chloé's large tote is the perfect carry-all style. Take it everywhere from the office to the beach.

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Marni Small Basket

Small Basket
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Marni Small Basket

Who says straw bags have to be beige? Marni's vibrant version is a fun alternative to the traditional styles. It comes with a shoulder strap for easy carrying.

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Boden Raffia Tote Bag

Raffia Tote Bag
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Boden Raffia Tote Bag

The structured shape of this roomy tote adds a touch of finesse to this Boden style. It has a small zip-up pocket inside for keeping essentials secure.

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La DoubleJ Leather Trimmed Fringed Raffia Bucket Bag

Leather Trimmed Fringed Raffia Bucket Bag
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La DoubleJ Leather Trimmed Fringed Raffia Bucket Bag

For a twist on the classic straw bag, try this fringed style from Italian brand La DoubleJ. It features a colorful drawstring pouch inside and leather straps.

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Boden Basket Bag

Basket Bag
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Boden Basket Bag

Boden's basket is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your look. Its shape ensures it can hold all your essentials - whether you're heading to the office or the beach. Pair with a white blouse or white summer dress to keep for an effortlessly chic style.

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Whistles Tillie mini checkboard tote

Tillie mini checkboard tote
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Whistles Tillie mini checkboard tote

Looking for a playful strawbag for summer? This one ticks all the boxes.

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& Other Stories Large Woven Straw Tote

Large Woven Straw Tote
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& Other Stories Large Woven Straw Tote

This oversized straw tote is the perfect design for a weekend away this summer. A practical choice, it has longer leather straps for wearing over the shoulder. It's also available with blue pastel stripes, if you're after a standout style.

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M&S Straw Striped Tote Bag

Straw Striped Tote Bag
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M&S Straw Striped Tote Bag

M&S' take on the classic straw bag looks so much more expensive than it is. Simple yet structured, a cotton drawstring pouch and zip pocket keep your belongings organised inside.

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Reiss Raffia and webbing tote bag

Raffia and webbing tote bag
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Reiss Raffia and webbing tote bag

Reiss' take on the straw bag is edgy and chic. It's made from a raffia and webbing construction with shoulder straps. Pair with straight leg jeans and chunky sandals for a modern look or some ballet pumps if you're heading to the office.

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Ted Baker Staceli Branded Webbing Raffia Satchel Crossbody

Staceli Branded Webbing Raffia Satchel Crossbody
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Ted Baker Staceli Branded Webbing Raffia Satchel Crossbody

We love the chic mix of leather and raffia on this crossbody bag from Ted Baker. The secure flapover front and array of pockets inside make it the perfect day-to-night straw bag.

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The White Company Straw Circle Shopper

Straw Circle Shopper
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The White Company Straw Circle Shopper

The stylish rounded shape of The White Company's straw bag makes it a standout piece. Perfect from everything from sunny weekends away to trips to the market.

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DeMellier The Mini Santorini

The Mini Santorini
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DeMellier The Mini Santorini

The Mini Santorini is one of the best-selling styles from royal-approved brand DeMellier. Handwoven in Morocco from 100% natural palm leaves, it is the ultimate summer staple ideal for city breaks and beach getaways. It also features two comfortable handles allowing it to be carried by hand or over the shoulder. Also available in white and tan colours.

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