A woman in a flowing, multicolored draped dress and a CULT GAIA Aurora Large Leather-trimmed Metallic Raffia Clutch poses against a peach-colored wall. She looks down with her hand slightly raised, showcasing an elegant posture.

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It May Not Be Summer Yet, But We’re Already Eyeing These Raffia Designer Bags

 

It doesn’t have to be summer yet to stock up on raffia designer bags…right? Well, I already have. As the days start getting longer and the hint of warmer weather lingers in the air, we’re all ready to jump right into summer vibes. Though the season might still be a little way off, there’s no harm in getting a head start on refreshing our wardrobes. However, out of all the summer accessories to buy, raffia styles stand out for their timeless appeal, effortlessly adding a bit of style to both casual and formal looks. With their earthy textures and laid-back charm, these pieces instantly bring up images of sandy shores and sun-soaked escapes in my mind. They pair especially well with the best in spring-summer dresses. From Jimmy Choo to Valentino, raffia designer bags are rightfully topping my list of must-haves this season.

A woman in a shimmering beige outfit holds a small, embellished JIMMY CHOO Bon Bon Leather And Printed Satin Twill-trimmed Raffia Bucket Bag with a pink and orange patterned scarf tied to the handle. Her hands are adorned with large rings.

JIMMY CHOO Bon Bon Leather And Printed Satin Twill-trimmed Raffia Bucket Bag

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LELE SADOUGHI Maya Mini Tote Bag

Not Your Average Raffia Bag

 

If you’re going to snag raffia designer bags, who said they had to be plain? The best styles are one that incorporate color in unique, fun ways. For example, the Jimmy Choo Bon Bon printed twill-trimmed raffia bucket bag adds a touch of red to a classic bag. Small, yet incredibly impactful to any outfit, this bag is one worth snagging. Plus, it styles delightfully with the Faithfull the Brand Bellavista midi dress and Stella McCartney Elsa metallic sandals. Although, raffia is one textile that really matches anything—especially red dresses.

 

On the darker side, though, the Lele Sadoughi Maya tote bag is an amazing alternative for black bags in the summertime. Not only is it still raffia, but its pearl detailing adds a touch of elegance to the beachy style. So, if you’re on the hunt for something a bit more unique, this piece is one to look at. Pair it with the Callahan Sami midi dress and Miu Miu crystal slingback pumps for an even more statement-making ensemble.

  • ANYA HINDMARCH Vere Tasseled Raffia-trimmed Leather Shoulder Bag

    $975
  • JIMMY CHOO Bon Bon Leather And Printed Satin Twill-trimmed Raffia Bucket Bag

    $1,275
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Locò Embellished Leather-trimmed Raffia Shoulder Bag

    $2,490
  • CHLOÉ Medium Penelope Raffia & Leather Shoulder Bag

    $3,150
  • LELE SADOUGHI Maya Mini Tote Bag

    $345
  • LELE SADOUGHI Tabitha Top Handle Crossbody Bag

    $345
  • HEREU Callella Two Tone Raffia Tote

    $625
  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA O Pochette Crochet Raffia Shoulder Bag

    $1,390
  • SAINT LAURENT Niki Medium Chain Bag

    $3,100
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Raffia Checkered Angular Tote

    $118
  • SIMON MILLER Raffia Tomato Tote Bag

    $295
  • POLO RALPH LAUREN Logo-patch Raffia Basket Bag

    $283
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Basket Shoulder Bag

    $975
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Woven Raffia Mini Tote

    $1,650
  • CULT GAIA Aurora Large Leather-trimmed Metallic Raffia Clutch

    $398

The Most Versatile In Raffia Designer Bags

 

Pin stripes, sandy neutrals—some of the best raffia designer bags are the classics. If you’re in search of something a bit more exciting, but more on the versatile end, the Lele Sadoughi Tabitha top handle crossbody bag is one to buy. Great to style with, Lele Sadoughi knows just how to deliver interesting, fun bags for the summertime. Not to mention, its small shape pairs beautifully with the Traffic People silky kaftan and Prada platform sandals. Did someone say, beach?

 

However, if you want more of a neutral canvas, the Valentino Garavani Locò raffia shoulder bag is one of my favorites. Similar to the brand’s other classic leather pieces, this piece is best for more special occasions. From weddings to a stylish brunch out with the girls, I’ll be taking this one with me everywhere. Just be sure to peek at the LPA Liv mini dress and Manolo Blahnik Climnetra slingback sandals too. This ensemble was destined for a fashion-forward summer.

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LELE SADOUGHI Tabitha Top Handle Crossbody Bag

A model in a white blazer wearing a large gold necklace holding a cream-colored VALENTINO GARAVANI Locò Embellished Leather-trimmed Raffia Shoulder Bag with a prominent logo, set against a neutral background.

VALENTINO GARAVANI Locò Embellished Leather-trimmed Raffia Shoulder Bag

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