With Raffia now having made its mark in fashion – Bali 2024 is calling!

The best bags are not confined to the classic basket shape. From slouchy totes to minimal mini bags, there’s a style to suit every taste. Celebrate the official start of summer with a touch of raffia or two.

What is it made of?

Also, sometimes called sea grass, it’s is a natural product, related to rattan that comes mostly from Africa.

Rattan bags, often in the form of woven baskets or structured purses, are popular accessories for summer. They’re lightweight and stylish, perfect for carrying essentials to the beach or for a casual day out. Whether you gravitate towards timeless totes, minimalist mini bags, or more oversized options, to stand out on your next trip.

It’s everywhere this summer and for good reason. The material instantly adds a fun seasonal touch to whatever it adorns, from shoes to bags to clothing. One reason for its surge is its versatility. The fact that it can easily be dressed up or down is one of the material’s perks.

Sandals with rattan elements, such as rattan straps or accents, offer a laid-back and natural aesthetic. They’re comfortable and breathable, ideal for warm weather. Other notable mentions go out to Saint Laurent’s mesh tote, Loewe’s Puzzle pick, and Rabanne’s metallic must-have.

So, swipe through our guide of rattan pieces to shop this summer (and beyond)—because after all, they aren’t just reserved for beach days. This summer is already shaping up to be a stylish one, but if you are an accessory-minded shopper like me, there’s one trend that you’ll have found impossible to ignore over the last few months.

If you’re packing your suitcase or just gearing up for summer in the city, keep scrolling for the best pieces to add to your cart, and some inspiration in how to style them.

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