Natural accessories are having a moment. Woven hats, straw visors, and most of all – rattan handbags.
I’m not usually a trend-led buyer but I think all of these are ace, because: a) I love natural fibres, and b) they go with pretty much everything.
Also that rattan purse you’ve got your eye on can easily be refashioned for your boho chic interior if you get tired of wearing it over your shoulder.
They make excellent souvenirs if you happen to be travelling somewhere with a local tradition of weaving. Bali springs to mind.
No exotic travels on the horizon? No matter, Amazon has you covered of course.
NOVUM CRAFTS WOVEN BALI BAG
This woven circle handbag comes in a classic plain grass weave as well as a cute pale braided version. They are handmade in Bali and comes with a free leather headband.
OBOSOYO STRAW CIRCLE CROSSBODY
LARGE WOVEN CROSSBODY
This bag is 30cm across so more space than the above purses. It’s lined and has a zipper closure. Just beware of the temptation to load it up too much as straw bags in general aren’t strong enough for heavy loads.
W WARMHOL LARGE SUMMER BEACH TOTE
The casual mesh style of this is begging to be used for a quick grocery run, and the rope knit adds to the natural vibe.
CHICH DIARY SUMMER TOTE
Classic tote styling with leather handles, lining and a small inner pocket, this is a versatile bag that will get lots of use.
BEACH’D RAFFIA TOTE
This beautiful raffia bag has chunky weaving and no lining, and comes complete with that millenial favourite – a decorative tassel. Perfect beach bag.
WOVEN SHOULDER BAG
This beautiful little shoulder bag brings the boho vibes with its crochet-style weaving and free-spirited tassels.
DUFMOD SEAGRASS CARRYALL
Super rustic styling marks this bag out – it’s not lined so perfect as a beach bag that does double duty around the hourse.
SSMY STRAW SHOULDER BAG
This bag has an eyecatching and modern rounded design with circular handle, drawstring lining, and cute multicoloured pom poms and bag charm.
I can’t resist the hexagonal shape of this woven grass crossbody which gives it a little bit of an edge. The quality and fastenings get good reviews too.
Woven Bag © Diana Vyshniakova / Adobe Stock