Sunday, March 27, 2022

Straw Handbags to Refresh Your Wardrobe

Jane Birkin with her signature wicker Birkin bag

Did you know that the original Birkin bag was wicker? Jane Birkin found her wicker bag in a fishing village in Portugal and wore it literally everywhere - shopping in Paris, on the beach in the south of France, skiing in cashmere, fur, and wicker, in Cannes in a black and gold cocktail dress with her wicker bag. The Hermès Birkin bag was born when she was seated on a flight next to Hermès executive Jean-Louis Dumas and all the contents spilled out of her wicker bag in an overhead compartment.

Jane Birkin with her wicker Birkin

Jane Birkin with her wicker Birkin

Today straw, wicker, and raffia bags are hotter than ever, with virtually every designer coming out with their own version of this wonderful warm weather staple. I have amassed quite a collection myself and wear them every single day here in South Florida. And I get so many compliments they are all are so fun and unique. I also love that they are natural and sustainable. I have picked some favorites that are perfect for a lunch date, the beach, or an evening out. Click on the captions to link.

Fringed Straw Clutch

Fringe Top Tote

Oversized Straw Beach Tote

Palermo Straw Beach Tote

Heart Embroidered Straw Beach Bag

Bamboo Raffia Handbag

Bamboo Wicker Handbag

Striped Seagrass Bag

Hearts Embroidered Straw Bag

Raffia Tote with Braided Leather Handle

Leather Circle Handle Rattan Bag

Pearl Pot de Miel Bag

Pacific and Poppy Jute Market Tote

Pamela Munson Rattan and Madras Tote

For fellow gardeners, this is fabulous - a wicker gardening basket with removable sleeve.

Agrarian Tool Basket

Pamela Munson The Beatrix