The warmth and natural textures of canvas, raffia, and straw we often see in summer designer handbags are an easy way to elevate a look with minimal effort. Not to mention, they’re a practical addition to your summer wardrobe, especially those luxe, roomy totes that can fit “all the things” for travel, work, and more.
Picking the right style is key because, when done right, a designer bag will go with everything, can be passed down, and may increase in value. I spent the last few months on a search for designer summer bags that check all the boxes, so today I wanted to share 10 designer summer bags to add to your wishlist. I hope it inspires you to find a style that works for you!
Summer Designer Bags
The perfect summer evening clutch for date night, weddings, and more. I love the leather trim and minimal branding.
This shopper has been one of the more popular summer purses for a few seasons now. It comes in several sizes, but I love the large as a day-to-night carryall. Marc Jacobs makes similar canvas tote for smaller budgets.
This roomy day bag looks like what you might carry to a French market. Could function as a beach bag as the material is treated. Available in more colors (love the brown smooth leather) and as a mini bag with a drawstring pouch.
Something about this straw tote screams summer—it’s begging to be filled with a nautical sweater, a fresh bouquet, and oversized sunnies. Comes in three sizes and more colors. This is a great lookalike under $200.
The perfect everyday summer bag for fitting just the basics. You can adjust the top handle strap to carry it in-hand or on your shoulder. I have it in white.
This rattan clutch has just enough flare to be eye catching without looking too modern. Perfect evening bag for balmy summer nights!
A chic option with a zipper for added security when you’re traveling or vacationing this summer. Available in 10+ colors, from sunny yellow to classic quilted taupe.
A simple crossbody bag like this is great for hands-free weekend activities. Mark Cross is another favorite designer of mine with subtle branding.
A structured bag like this will never go out of style. It’s available with white, brown, and black leather trim, all of which could be worn from mid-spring through early fall.
It was so hard to narrow this list down to just 10, but I hope this gives you a good start in your search for the perfect bag!
Other brands to check out for summer designer handbags include Marni (colorful pieces), YSL (their Rive Gauche line is incredibly popular and I love their panier straw bags), Isabel Marant, and Staud.
If you’re looking for something with more of a middle-of-the-road price point (under $400), try Naghedi (seen on me in this spring weekend roundup), Bembien, or Caterina Bertini And for my budget-conscious ladies, J.Crew and Mango typically have beautiful summer bags under $100.