May 25th, 2012
Fave Re-run

Summer Essential- Straw Bags

This story ran 2 years ago and is still one of my favorites. As we head into Memorial Day weekend, I am bleaching my vast collection of white cotton skirts, shorts, khurtas and tees, pulling out my straw bags and dusting off my K. Jacques. The weather may not cooperate, but I will be ready when it does.

Straw bags at Anthropology used as shopping baskets

After years of carrying canvas totes, I am loving this light and earthy alternative! I keep my large straw bags in the car and use them for groceries instead of the reusable ones from Whole Foods. And needless to say, they are chic at the beach stuffed with towels, sun block and an iPad!

Lou Doillon in Capri

Philippe Starck’s home in British Vogue

Jasmine and Philippe Starck courtesy of British Vogue

Courtesy of French Vogue

Courtesy of American Vogue


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Embellished pumps


Washed-satin skirt


Silk scarf




Velvet sandals


Wool skirt


Denim ankle boots


Leather shoulder bag


Star-Embellished Leather Boot


Shoulder bag


Silk scarf navy


Striped cashmere sweater

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    aragrimDecember 30th, 2011  7:47 PM

  • ipad at the beach? Can you read it? Kindle better.

    RichardMay 25th, 2012  4:12 PM

  • Funny you say that! When I first ran this post I said Kindle and changed it to iPad.


    PrestonMay 25th, 2012  4:52 PM

  • Agree, beach essential definitely! Mine is so heavy so it ended up in storage. Need to find a lighter one 🙂

    Mrs CMay 26th, 2012  4:54 AM

  • I love channeling pre-Hermes Jane Birkin with a straw bag. Got a great big one from Lands’ End recently. It’s fantastic.

    That's Not My AgeMay 26th, 2012  6:12 AM

  • I love the bags! I would like to purchase them for resale .

    Janice JonesJune 6th, 2013  10:34 AM


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