Cute Summer Bag

Hey all,

I was wondering does anyone have any suggestions for a cute summer bag? Not too expensive and small to medium in size? Going on holiday to Sicily and want to treat myself!


Depends if you are after a tote or a smaller style - I love a basket bag in the summer and always think Zara Home have a good offering.

A few suggestions -
PAPER BEACH TOTE BAG - Light beige | ZARA United Kingdom

CONTRAST TOTE BAG - Burgundy Red | ZARA United Kingdom

MACRAMÉ BUCKET BAG - Brown | ZARA United Kingdom

I would look at Sezane, Coccinelle and Furla:

I think Mango has a great selection right now! I love these 3

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I’ve just gotten this mango bag that I think is the perfect bag between summer and handbag so it works for in UK and on holiday

M&S is so good right now:

For more of an evening bag, love this clutch from mango:

All so good! Love this mango clutch too!

i love this from Massimo Dutti

I love all the little pouch bags around at the moment and they are perfect for holiday.

This one from Cos would go with everything and I love this buttermilk yellow one from Nanushka.


Also just seen Abercormbie have some lovely options!
Women’s Slouch Straw Bag | Women’s Accessories |
Women’s Straw Packable Tote Bag | Women’s Accessories |

I would love to offer a few suggestions, but to narrow it down, wondered:
Do you have an idea of the type of material you would like, leather, fabric or basket weave?
Are you hoping to be able to have free hands whilst on your trip, so needing a longer strap or tote style? Carrying around bits and pieces for a day of sightseeing is often not suited to small bags, nor ones without crossbody or shoulder straps.
Do you have any favourite colours? Colours which look great for Italian holidays are cobalt blue and yellow and white, a slight change from the summer tan colour. Although red creates a nice colour pop also, red being a really strong colour for 2024.
Do you have a rough budget in mind?
Lots of questions! Although you may have already purchased a bag!

You can get so lucky on asos, other stories, Zara or mango!


I think something more summery like basket - or a brighter colour at least.

Just a small bag is fine - can use the boyfriends bag for big things haha!

Yes I love all the colours you suggested - any of those would be amazing. Going to sicily next month.

No more than ÂŁ100 preferably.

Thanks SO much for your help here. x

Some colourful and basket style options on here :slightly_smiling_face:

At the risk of being sensible, I would opt for something with a zip closure and a sturdy shoulder or belt strap, so that you can stroll around and enjoy your holiday without fear of your mobile and credit cards going missing…

Oliver Bonas have some in rattan and fun colours.