Summer is always my favorite time to shop for bags. They have a sense of spirit and cheesiness that you just can’t get away with in the winter. And as great as it is to be chic, sometimes it’s just more fun to show off my quirky, Palm Springs-loving side. These bags require different levels of commitment, though. The cost of the Mark Cross calls for serious, life-long love, whereas a flirty clutch is a fling easy to justify. No matter what, you’re in for a wickered treat!
Rebecca Minkoff Owen Wicker-Woven Crossbody Bag: If you don’t want to spend too much on the summer style, Rebecca Minkoff can always be turned to for a quality frugal find. At Neiman Marcus for $350.
Mark Cross Manray Rattan Satchel: The bright orange croc detailing is such a lush addition when set against the natural rattan. God, I love this bag, but the price? Not so much. Exclusively at Barneys New York for $3,250.
NewbarK Oversized Woven Linen and Suede Clutch: So this is actually woven linen, but the effect is uncanny and pillow soft. Pairing the beige with glittery fringe is a combo that will give any island style an extra dash of heat. On NET-A-PORTER for $495.
Katheleys Vintage “Italian 70s” Woven Clutch: This vintage envelope clutch may be from the ‘70s, but its sleek bar hardware suggests something much more modern. On Farfetch for $369.
Charlotte Olympia Pandora Wicker Box Clutch: We’ve been saying that clear bags will be part of a trend to beat this summer, but coat the transparent look in wicker and you’ll be twice as trendy! On My Theresa for $1,121.