What's With The Raffia Resurgence?

The natural bag of the Spring and Summer seasons.

Raffia is a natural material extracted from palm leaves, evoking feelings of tropical vacations, beach days out and the ultimate Spring/Summer chic. Traditionally made in Madagascar, the Raffia Handbag has been popular over centuries and is a classic piece for any fashionista’s wardrobe. Basket bags and straw bags are also going to be all the rage this Summer, so why not get a head start on the trend and have a look at some of our top picks? Fashion bears no rules, so there’s nothing stopping you incorporating your raffia bags into your Spring wardrobe too. You may even manifest some early sun, and we could all use some of that!


Anagram-logo medium leather-trim raffia basket bag
Price: $650

This woven bag resembles a more traditional basket bag shape, perfect for a picnic or a summer day out. It features adjustable tan leather straps for an added touch of luxury, and a leather panel debossed with Loewe’s signature anagram logo making it a standout piece this Summer. 

Valentino Garavani

Locò small leather and faux-raffia shoulder bag
Price: $3,485