These Are the Best Designer Bags to Carry This Summer

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With summer just around the corner, I’ve got summer bags on the mind. You know the kind: light, lovely, oftentimes knit. The kind of summer purses that give total vacay vibes.

If you’re shopping for a new summer designer bag this season, you’ll love one of these top picks.

valentino Allover Knot Braided Drawstring Tote Bag

valentino designer bags for summer

This Valentino braided tote screams beach AND luxury. Its beautiful ecru color is timeless, along with its classic shape. If the light color intimidates you, there is also a rich dark brown option.

Unlike other braided luxury pieces, this Valentino tote is made of leather! The durability will be much stronger than a similar look in raffia or canvas.

prada logo crochet tote

prada designer tote bag for summer

If you’re looking for a bag that’s lightweight and casual, the Prada crochet tote may be perfect for you.

This bag has become popular over the past few years, and for good reason! Its lightweight design and iconic triangle logo make this an easy bag to reach for all summer long.

If you tend to carry a lot in your bag, or just need something casual yet cute for the beach, this one may not be for you.

Treat this crochet bag as more of a small handbag than a tote to avoid wearing on the structure.

SAINT LAURENT Manon mini leather-trimmed raffia shoulder bag

saint laurent designer bags for summer

The Saint Laurent Manon may just be the perfect mini bag for summer! The raffia body with a cognac leather flap is relaxed enough for lunch on the beach and polished enough for a luxe dinner look.

The gold chain on this bag allows you to wear it at a long crossbody length, or to shorten it to a shoulder bag fit. Either way, it’s super comfortable with its leather shoulder tab.

Chloé Small Marcie Raffia & Leather Crossbody Bag

Another mini bag pick that I’m loving right now is the Chloe Marcie in a summery raffia and leather rendition.

This handbag is mostly constructed from leather, excluding the raffia detail on the flap, making it a great price at under $1,500.

The beauty of this piece is the black leather detailing. This makes it a super wearable style that goes with anything in your summer wardrobe.

LV Saint Jacques Bag

louis vuitton designer bags for summer

If you’re a classic LV Neverfull kind of girl or love the idea of a Louis Vuitton Neverfull alternative, the LV Jacques tote just might be the perfect summer bag for your collection!

Featuring beautiful calfskin leather details and a removable raffia pouch, this simple bag is chic, practical and summer-ready!

cult gaia Hera Shoulder Bag

cult gaia designer bags for summer

I love this Cult Gaia handbag for summer–it’s perfect for evenings, events, vacations, and everything in between. The metallic gold beaded details totally elevate the natural look of this raffia bag making it an elegant choice for dressy summer nights.

If you find a mini bag a bit restrictive in terms of size, this may be your solution to this issue! Its length is just under 20 inches.

valentino Large Rockstud Braided Crossbody Bag

valentino designer bags for summer

Raffia bags can err on the casual side, but the gold details on this beautiful Valentino braided crossbody bag definitely elevate the look and feel!

This summer handbag features both a top handle carry and a long crossbody chain that can easily be tucked inside if needed.

khaite medium lotus tote

khaite designer bags for summer

The Lotus tote from Khaite is a standout style on this list. I love this unique but forever chic silhouette. It’s an investment you won’t regret adding to your collection!

This option in raffia with black leather details is my favorite, but it is also offered in a full raffia design in black, beige, and green.

valentino Rockstud leather-trimmed raffia tote

valentino designer bags for summer

Another favorite ‘fits everything’ pick from this list is this fun tote from Valentino. This full size tote will comfortably fit an iPad, water bottle, notebook, sunglasses, PLUS your daily essentials.

This is an excellent designer tote for summer that’s so versatile and it would make a great travel bag, too!

YSL Monogram Round Shoulder Bag in Raffia

ysl designer bags for summer

This round Saint Laurent summer bag has vacation vibes written ALL over it. The gold monogram logo elevates the piece so it can be paired with a dressier look as well as a casual beach outfit.

While this one is on the small side, it’s petite and pretty. It also features an adjustable leather strap.

saint laurant RIVE GAUCHE TOTe

saint laurent designer bags for summer

This classic tote style from Saint Laurent is a bag we all know and love! It’s still around because it is truly a great staple piece and one I’ve owned and used as a beach and travel tote for a few years now.

It’s made from a beautiful linen fabric, making it lightweight but durable. It also comes in three sizes: north/south, small, and large. You can read my full Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote Review for more info and mod shots!

Chloe x Mifuko Woody Large Basket Bag

chloe designer bags for summer totes

I love Chloé handbags, and this straw tote is no exception. Chloé partnered with the company Mifuko to create this bag made completely from fair-trade, sustainable materials.

Mifuko works with craftswomen in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana to help support their economy and create stunning bags such as this one. This bag has a beautiful backstory and a great price tag to at under $900.

Are there any summer design bags that I missed to include on this list? Let me know your favorite in the comments!

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