Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Look for Less - Straw and Basket Bags for Summer

Few accessories scream summer like a straw or bamboo handbag. The sturdy construction, lightweight materials, and variety of silhouettes make straw bags a chic and simple way to update your look for the warmer months. Straw bags work just as well for beach days as they do for staycations, barbecues, trips to the farmers' market, casual parties, or running around town. Look for details such as chain straps, fringe, embroidery, or structured handles to elevate your outfit and add whimsy.

A quick scroll through your Insta feed may prove that there's no denying the ubiquity of the Cult Gaia 'Ark' handbag. This small half moon-shaped bamboo clutch pairs amazingly with off-the-shoulder dresses, kimonos, ruffled skirts, and distressed denim. See my favorite Cult Gaia Ark bag outfits and see how to shop dupes below.

Cult Gaia Ark Bag Dupes, Cult gaia Ark bag street style outfits

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May 23, 2019 update - Shop Cult Gaia Ark bag dupes under $50:

March 2019 update - Several seasons after its launch, the Cult Gaia Ark bag is still going strong. The architectural style makes it a hero piece for any outfit. While the Ark bag ranges in price from $150 to $300, there are a multitude of Cult Gaia Ark bag dupes to choose from. 

May 2019 update - These are the best Ark bag replicas under $35:

April 14, 2019 update - See how to get the round rattan bag look with these Cult Gaia Luna bag dupes and look alikes.

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The Look for Less

I've selected my top straw handbag picks for summer 2017 under $150.  

Cult Gaia ark bag dupe, Straw bamboo Basket Bags for less
1. Mar y Sol 'Mia' woven raffia clutch, $49
2. Lindroth Designs small tan Birkin basket bag, $150
3. Summer Daze straw tote, $49
4. Nine West 'Alyce' straw tote, $62.30
5. Cult Gaia 'Ark' mini acrylic clutch, $280
6. Style & Co straw beach tote, $11.53
7. Betsey Johnson basket case bag, $108
8. Merona linen tote bag, $34.99

May 23, 2019 update - See more straw bags:

April 9, 2019 update - Here are more straw bags I'm loving for 2019 under $40:

March 24, 2019 update - Shop Cult Gaia Ark and Luna bag dupes and replica bags:

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June 4, 2018 update - Get the Cult Gaia Ark bag look for less with these budget friendly straw and acrylic bags:

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