Non Seasonal Pieces: Raffia Bags

Previously considered as a beach bag exclusively, handbags made out of natural fibers such as raffia is becoming increasingly more popular as the seasons go by. What began as just another weird trend a few years back gained a lot of force and is now in the arms of 8 out of 10 “fashion girls” during summer. But this type of material is far from being warm weather exclusive.

Straw bags can be easily worn during fall and winter, as well. They are not as popular (or as practical, especially if it is snowing) when is colder, but this far from means that they can’t be worn with a winter-ish outfit.

Woven Bags

Because the trend has solidified itself, it is now super easy to find a style that suits your personality and your budget.  Zara has a good selection of basket-like handbags with an affordable price, while Wicker Wings makes really pretty hand-weave baskets in three very different shapes: tote, belt bag and backpack.

One amazing thing about the 2010s is that we have complete freedom to wear novelty bags without looking like a 5 year-old. If it suits your style, why not wear a pineapple woven basket? It is fun and can change that little white summer dress (btw, I believe a pineapple handbag is more a summer thing)


  1. Miu Miu
  2. Nannacay
  3. Kayu
  4. Wicker Wings
  5. Wicker Wings
  6. Zara
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  9. Kayu

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