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LUXE Picks: The Best Bags for Summer

May 13, 2021

From slouchy bags to structured totes, here are this season's most stylish bags to carry all summer long – as selected by our resident style guru and Madrid resident editor, Lou Stokes. 


Magro & Cardona Striped Tote

Striped Tote Bag

(Photo: Margo & Cardona)

This gorgeous striped fabric tote bag has a leather shoulder strap. It's such a stylish bag for everyday life from Sunday brunch to the office. 

Available on magrocardona.com

By Far Crush Peony Bag

By Far Handbag

(Photo: By Far)

Soft bags are the new trend of the season. I love the slouchiness of it, and the padded shoulder strap makes it comfy to carry. Great styled with maxi dresses or jeans and a T-shirt. 

Available on byfar.com

Dragon Diffusion Crossbody Bag

dragon diffusion bag

(Photo: Dragon Diffusion)

True to traditional basket weaving techniques, this slouchy bohemian-style pouch is handwoven in soft leather and comes unlined to keep things pure and simple. Ideal to dress an outfit up or down. 

Available on dragondiffusion.com

Chloe Basket Bag

Chloe basket bag

(Photo: Chloe)

Chloe’s version of the timeless raffia bag is a wardrobe essential for spring/summer. Take it to the beach or on a city stroll.

Available on net-a-porter.com

Yellow and Stone Mini Tote

yellow and stone

(Photo: Yellow and Stone)

Reinvented for the modern woman, this mini tote bag is sophisticated and simple. Limited edition, designed and crafted in Madrid. 

Available on yellowandstone.com


Jacquemus Crossbody Bag 


(Photo: Jacquemus)

This crossbody messenger bag in leather is fun, playful and 100 percent on-trend. Style this with a simple look to add a pop of personality. 

Available on jacquemus.com

Mulberry Holdall

mulberry bag

(Photo: Mulberry)

Your perfect holdall for a stylish get-away. This Mulberry bag is a high-quality and timeless piece, which will be your traveling companion for decades. 

Available on mrporter.com

Marni Tribeca Shopping bag 

marni bag

(Photo: Marni)

Made in Italy, this stylish shopping bag with an embossed Marni logo is essential for any fashion lover's wardrobe. 

Available on marni.com

Porter-Yoshida & Co Print Tote Bag

Porter Yoshida

(Photo: Porter-Yoshida)

Twinkle Twinkle little star, this tote bag definitely will shine over your everyday tote. Perfect for day trips to the city.

Available on farfetch.com

Maison-Kitsuné Fabric Tote Bag

maison kitsune

(Photo: Maison-Kitsuné)

A cotton canvas bag with a fox graphic, this tote goes great with jeans and casual outfits.

Available on matchesfashion.com

Lou Stokes is a stylist, confidence coach and yogi based in Madrid. A real Londoner at heart, she has lived and worked in various corners of the world from Australia to Asia, Europe and the US. When she isn't styling clients, talking confidence and mindsets or hosting a retreat, you'll find her awaiting her next journey at the airport or on her yoga mat for some downtime.

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