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A Straw Bag for Summer

May 7, 2020

Spring continues to be cool and rainy here in Ohio, but I thought it would be fun to look forward to warmer days today. And when I think summer, I think straw bags. What about you? Do you love a straw bag for summer?

a Straw Bag for Summer

I remember my mom carrying a beautiful Etienne Aigner satchel purse for a number of summers when I was growing up. I thought it looked so chic and sophisticated. And I probably made a mental note that I, too, would someday carry a beautiful leather trimmed straw satchel during the summers…just like my mother. Hers looked something like this – structured and trimmed in this same color of leather.

Etienne Aigner Straw Satchel
Vintage Etienne Aigner Straw Satchel

So I’ve enjoyed including a straw bag in my summer wardrobe most years. I find them to be versatile, seasonally fresh and appropriate and fun to carry.

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You can find most every style of handbag in straw or rattan. So you could choose to add a classic tote that would double as a beach bag (perfect for vacations!) or you could opt for a bag that you use on dressier occasions, such as a crossbody or clutch.

Straw Bags Available Now

Here are a few of my favorites that I’m currently finding available.

Summer Bags Made of Straw
Top row, left to right: metallic stripe straw packable woven tote (60% off), Kate Spade medium Romy top handle satchel (40% off), A New Day straw circle tote (20% off)
Middle row, left to right: Tassels & Shells Raffia Crossbody Bag (40% off with code MAY40), Straw Clutch (25% off with code 25869), Metallic Straw Packable Woven Tote
Bottom row, left to right: Jav IV Squishy Tote (splurge), Cafe Wicker Bag (40% off), Sole Society Straw Tote

But those are just a small taste of the beautiful bags I found. And many of these are currently discounted for Mother’s Day. In fact, I remember now that the Mother’s Day of 1993 when I was expecting my second child, I bought myself a beautiful straw bag. So a straw bag might be a lovely gift to grant yourself this year. I will tell you that I have discovered in past years that straw bags get gone fast at the beginning of the summer and are hard to find later on.

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Below I’ve created a shopping boutique with so many beautiful straw bag options. These and the other links in this post are affiliate links. If you shop through them I potentially earn a commission on your purchases, but at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the work I do here by shopping my links.

By the way, these bags are from Nordstrom, Walmart, Target, Sole Society, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Talbots, Bloomingdales and J.Jill. So there’s quite a variety of price tags, too.

Did you find one you love? Do you like to carry a straw bag during the summer? Let me know what you’re thinking or if you have any questions about today’s post. Thanks so much for stopping in!

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Yesterday morning as my daughter and I lingered over our coffee, we talked about struggles we’re facing right now. But these weren’t outward struggles; these were the wars we’re battling within. She confessed to me some feelings that were causing her difficulty in a friendship. And I confessed to her that I had become hurt and defensive over a message I’d received from a friend the day before. (My confession was that my hurt was my own fault; I was being prideful and easily offended.)

It’s amazing how much those out-loud confessions helped. Well, they helped me anyhow. I can’t speak for my daughter. But I know that confessing my pride to another trustworthy person helped me to stop nursing my hurt feelings and move on with grace instead. Do you need to confess a sin to another person? Not for forgiveness of your sin, but for healing.

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12 thoughts on “A Straw Bag for Summer

  1. I have always liked straw handbags! They signal spring, summer, and all the major joys of the sun! I may have to get one.
    Thanks for reminding me of the power of sharing with our daughters,

  2. You pick a very nice selection of straw bags. i got the cutest circle straw bag from amazon. My church was supposed to have a ladies tea at the end of April the theme was summer fun. so I thought it would be cute w a sundress. anyway at least i have a bag for the summer

    1. Ahh, I’m sorry about the tea. But hopefully there will be others. Use the bag with joy anyhow. Thanks so much for sharing. ?

  3. Praying that your daughter has a very safe drive back to ATL! My parents surprised me with an Aigner handbag when I was in high school. I held onto it until our Estate Sale back in 2016. While I do like straw handbags, the totes are larger than I like and so many of the structured ones are too small. I feel like Goldilocks when it comes to handbag preferences. I did look at some you shared and plan on looking more closely at the options from Target and Amazon. Have a blessed day!

    1. Ahh, that’s a lovely memory, Ginger. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for the prayers.

  4. What a wonderful topic for a post! Thank you, Kay! I had fun checking out the bags and might even purchase a clutch. Love the tie in with your mom, and the convo with your daughter. Just prayed for her road trip!

  5. Kay,
    I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE your blog! I look forward to reading it in the mornings. I know that you put tons of work into it and I always learn something new! I liked your you tube today also!
    Appreciate all your hard work!

  6. I wish I could just pop myself into everything in the post with the pink gingham jacket. I love it all. That is a great little bag. You can’t beat straw for summer but I also like a macrame bag too.
    They say confession is good for the soul. I know I feel better when I can just speak out loud to a friend what I’m feeling.