Pull on the strings – 5 best string bags for summer

One of the fashion trends for this year is the mesh or see through look, often quoted as a sheer ‘second skin’. And this goes for your bags too as it’s all about matching your bag to your outfit. One of the easiest ways to achieve this accessories’ look is to get your weave on and opt for a string bag, traditionally viewed as a shopper or holiday bag, well now it’s official, carry it all spring and summer. There are plenty to choose from and here’s your rundown of the best ones on the market. The top 5 string bags, from below £10 and up to £1000. Budget to designer options always!

Take a classic

How about taking a classic like Le Pliage with its leather handle and top flap and giving it the string effect. Say hello to the Le Pliage Filet from Longchamp! Price is around £70. It’s available in plenty of colours to match your outfit.

Summer in a bag

This string or often termed shopper bag is special as it’s 100% cotton (plastic free) and it has this wonderful summer ombre design. It evokes a sunrise just looking at it. It’s summer in a bag. This is the Niki Net shopper from Oliver Bonas. Price £7.50!

Oliver Bonas Niki Net Ombre Shopper bag

Prada nights

Who says string bags are only for day time? Not Prada that’s who! This is Prada’s String tote bag, with a bright pink fuchsia satin inner bag to conceal your night out essentials. Price £990.

Prada Fuchsia string satin macrame tote

Ahoy there!

If you want a more robust version of the string bag, head over the House of Holland who has a stand out offering by employing bright rope. How stylish could a bit of old rope be? Very! Comes with an inner black drawstring. Price £150.

House of Holland string bag

String shoulders

As a gorgeous alternative to shopper and evening bags, raise your hand and slip on the Luna string shoulder bag from Staud. Styled here by matchesfashion.com. Price is £320.

Staud Luna string shoulder bag

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For a full run down of the fashion and bag trends for SS’21 head over to

  1. Virtual goes live at the SS’21 fashion shows
  2. The fashion trends for SS’21
  3. Armchair guide to women’s fashion trends of 2021
  4. Men’s fashion and bag styles for SS’21

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Photo credit: Longchamp, Fendi, Burberry SS’21 shows.

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