Wonderful woven handbags

Mar 12, 2008 at 1:18 a.m. ET

Whether it's straw, bamboo, wicker, leather or another material, woven handbags are very trendy right now. If you are looking to add a new spring bag to your handbag rotation, consider one of these woven selections.

Woven Bags

1. Juicy Couture Smart Straw Tote

This simple bag has a lot of style. Featuring natural woven straw and brown leather trim, this tote is perfect for spring. It's a big handbag that's ideal for the beach, shopping or anytime. I really love all the details, such as the link chains and anchor charms. You can get this bag at NeimanMarcus.com for $250.


2. Tory Burch Rattan Clutch

Made from woven rattan, this cute clutch combines different materials and textures for a unique look. The natural straw bag is complemented nicely by the leather wrap-around closure. If you are looking for a new clutch this is a fabulous option. At $275, you find this bag at NeimanMarcus.com.

3. Brahmin Island Python Pablo Tote

This casual tote combines two popular fashion trends in one bag - woven material and snakeskin trim. This straw tote features beautiful tonal snakeskin embossed leather trim all around the handle and top. The shape of the bag is very chic and it's big enough to carry all your essentials. This bag is definitely a top choice this season at $345 from Nordstrom.com.

4. Elliott Lucca St. Barts II Shopper

Woven bags don't have to be made out of wicker or straw, this buttery leather bag is a prime example of another fabulous spring bag. The sunlight yellow leather is woven into a roomy bag that features a covered magnetic closure and interior pockets for your cell phone, PDA and other items. This bag is big enough to carry a sweater, magazine, water bottle, makeup bag, wallet, keys and all your other necessities. Priced at $328 at Nordstrom.com, this bag is just gorgeous.

5. Cole Haan Genevieve Woven Triangle Tote

Woven from rich brown leather, this Cole Haan bag features a cool triangular shape and chic styling. You can sling the double handles over your shoulder or carry it by hand. This is a versatile bag that can be used at work or on the weekend. You can get this bag at Macys.com for $395.

6. Michael Kors Santorini Wicker Clutch

There's something nostalgic yet modern about this basket-woven bag. This wicker clutch from Michael Kors features leather trim and metal hardware for a very fashionable look. This bag is great for everything from lunch with your girlfriends to a casual daytime date. You can get it at eLuxury.com without the luxury price tag; it's only $168.

7. 3.1 Phillip Lim Gigi Woven Clutch

Another very interesting woven clutch from eLuxury.com is this yellow and black leather bag. The sunny yellow color is the perfect shade to go with a new spring dress. It might be a little expensive at $495, but it looks well worth it.

8. Ecoist Envelope Candy Wrapper Clutch

If you are looking for an environmentally-friendly handbag this spring, turn to Ecoist. Here is one of my favorites. This handbag is made entirely from candy wrappers. The bold bright colors make this bag not only earth-friendly, but also fashionable. This clutch, priced at $90, is just one of the numerous styles available from Ecoist.com.

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