Versatile and as wearable in the city with jeans as it is on the beach, we bet they’re still a highly coveted piece this summer. Here, we’ve shortlisted some new and cool rattan bags to refresh your wardrobe and spice up your ensembles.
For something more eye-catching, opt for this vibrant orange fringed straw tote which brightens up your whole ensemble.
Not only is it roomy enough (like these non-boring work bags to tote around all your essentials) to house your wallet and other essentials, it also has a drawstring to keep everything safe.
Price: £125 (S$216), via Net-a-Porter
Fans of sustainable fashion will want to add this piece to their collection.
This woven bucket bag is made from sisal, which is a biodegradable fibre, and striped with organic vegetable dyes by artisans.
The soft pink shade gives it a nice feminine touch. Carry this eco-friendly piece with a recycled cotton kaftan.
Price: £325 (S$563), via Net-a-Porter
With its resin top handle and glossy black and white raffia material, this bag ticks all the right boxes as a work-appropriate piece.
Pair this with a collared shirt and a pair of slim-fit trousers when you’re off for a boardroom meeting.
After work, clip on its chunky chain shoulder strap to go hands-free during drinks.
Price : £406 (S$703), via Net-a-Porter
This small boxy straw bag sports delicate brown leather trimming details, which adds a sophisticated touch to an otherwise casual bag. Tote this feminine piece with an oversized white shirt and a pair of denim shorts.
Price : £460 (S$805), via Net-a-Porter
Straw bags in sandy shades are classic, but can also be a dime a dozen. How about getting one in black?
Style this dark piece with a floral printed number and a pair of mid-heel sandals.
Price: £255 (S$442), via Net-a-Porter
Handwoven from durable straw and lined with a printed cotton canvas pouch, this versatile straw tote is the perfect accessory for a beach getaway (like at these beaches in Asia with crystal clear water) or a stroll in the city. The inner pouch is detachable, which you can remove to achieve a more streamlined look.
Price: £155 (S$268), via Net-a-Porter
Want to imitate Jane Birkin, who was known to carry an iconic straw basket every where she went in the '70s? This classic, fuss-free basket bag will do.
To convey an effortless French girl look, wear this with a white oversized shirt and a pair of denim jeans.
This handcrafted wicker handbag features a flower pot base and a circle wicker handle which can be folded up or down. How cute.
Whether you’re carrying this to brunch in sunny Singapore, or off for a quick weekend getaway at Bali, finish this quirky piece off with a printed mini sun dress and a pair of stylish sandals.
This cute straw bag sports super over-the-top seashell embellishments. It’s just begging to be worn with a white off-the-shoulder summer dress, a sun hat and some strappy flat sandals.
Simple and classic, this oversized straw bag has an elegant vibe to it.
Contrast this piece with an alabaster bikini (or take a look at other bikini inspirations here) and a olive green cover up when you’re lounging by the pool, or wear it with a maxi dress and booties for a dinner date.
If space is a priority, then this straw shopper bag should be perfect for you. It’s big enough to contain your groceries if you’re heading to the supermarket, or to house your beach mat, sunscreen and sunnies for a beach day out.
Match this monochromatic piece with a bright and cheery number for some contrast.
This box rattan bag is a refreshing twist to your typical basket bags, and gives your ensemble a bohemian appeal (plus, check out other accessories to up the bohemian vibe if that's a style you're going for).
Wear this with a dress in a vibrant hue and slip into a pair of sleek stilettos.