I am going to Greece in two weeks and the search for the best summer vacation bag is on! I feel like ever since Cult Gaia released their straw bag, there has been such an interest in iconic summer vacation bag designs. There’s the Bali rattan bag that’s been popular for a few years now. Whether you’re headed to the beach or doing a staycation at home, I’ll be sharing a few new trends and where you can find them!
This first trend can be used in the city as well as on summer vacation and this is the beaded bag. Often in the shape of a rectangle, this bag can be a simple neutral color to fun pop art. If you are actually using it to store items, make sure to look for one with a lining inside. There is no specific designer that dominates this design and there are many options at mass retailers! For a designer touch, I have selected the Cult Gaia Cora and the Ganni Hand Beaded Bag
Clear Bag with Pouch Inside
I believe the original design of this bag is Staud with the Shirley Bag. When the clear PVC bag trend first came out, I really disliked it! But I think for a summer vacation, this is a really fun bag! Usually the zip pouch inside can be a more fun color/print than what a handbag normally is. You can also DIY this trend by buying any transparent bag, and tossing one of your makeup pouches in!
Straw Rattan Bag
The round Bali rattan bag is one of the classic summer vacation bag trends! The most classic color is the beige straw shade but now designers have them in a variety of colors. I still prefer the neutral shade in this design though as it gives off the most authentic vibe. I also like when it’s more structured on the sides. I actually haven’t found a super cheap version of this anywhere so expect to pay $60-$100 for a good quality one even if it’s not from a designer.
Here is another trend that is so perfect for beach vacations! The net is reminensnce of a fisherman’s net and that already evokes images of the sea. It also gives off such a casual vibe while staying looking super stylish. The Staud Moreau bag is a netted bag with a leather bucket inside. I also love drapey net bags as well. There’s a ton of designer options so if you’ve ever wanted to own a Celine for $200, you can buy a net (not saying that you should). Honestly there’s so many options for less than $20, and that’s the price range I would stay around.
Tortoise Shell Handle
This kind of ties in with the other styles as well but essentially tortoise shell handles are very in! Try to find one that has the statement handles but also a shoulder strap so it’s practical to carry! You can carry it in your hands or around your elbow. I’m a big fan of the print and the summer vibe it adds to any design.
So there you have my top picks for the best summer vacation bag! I’ve never really done a shopping post like this before and I had tons of fun finding different retailers and brands. I hope you guys discovered a new style that you love!