Summer’s ‘It’ bag

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The straw bag have always been a classic for summer, but this year it has been given some fresh fashion credentials. Seen on the SS16 catwalks of Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbana and Ralph Lauren; the straw bag has now been elevated as this season’s ‘It’ accessory by the fashion crowd.

Jane Birkin’s casual 70’s style has been inspiring fashion influencers such as Alexa Chung for many seasons, so it’s no surprise that her favourite accessory – the french shopping basket – has made a come back, to complete the chic french inspired look.

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We’re also loving ethnic inspired straw bags which fits with this season’s bohemian trend. Take note from Isabel Marant and Sensi and look for coloured prints and tassel details.

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Nali Striped Straw Clutch Bag at ASOS £12.00 and ASOS Straw Duffle Beach Backpack £25.00 

sensi bagsSensi Studio large tote £282.13 and Sensi Studio large fringed tote £202.12

house of fraser bags Mango Straw Bag £35.99 and Michael Kors Straw Clutch Bag £195 at House of Fraser

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The Basket Room Woven Clutch £89 and The Basket Room Woven Tote Bag £110 at Jigsaw

The Jigsaw x The Basket Room collaboration gives us both great style and ethics in the form of these gorgeous woven clutch and tote bags, weaved by 100 skilled women from the lower eastern region of Kenya. Income from weaving is essential for these communities during the drought season, which is why The Basket Room aim’s to help protect this tribal tradition and support the income of the community.
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