Bembien Straw Bags

The straw bag. The it bag of summer. If you haven’t jumped on the trend train yet, or want to add to your growing collection, let me introduce you to Bembien. These super chic straw bags are intricately woven by artisanal weaving communities from Bali, Morocco and Vietnam. I love the fine details, like the leather straps and woven button closures, and unlike many other flimsy straw versions, these are roomy and structural. I also dig their commitment to giving back to the artisan community. 10% of Bembien proceeds go to Nest, a nonprofit committed to the social and economic advancement of global artisans and homeworkers through supply chain transparency, sustainable business development, and widespread industry advocacy. Sold.

(Bembien straw bags $165 – $220; images via @ashleighjparsons, @songofstyle, @judithmarilyn_, @2ndtruth, @lucylaucht, @nicole_franzen)

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16 Comments

  1. Aimie wrote:

    These are so cute and beautifully woven! More functional than the Cult Gaia ones. No need to worry about things slipping out from these…

    8.2.17
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  2. I am OBSESSED with straw bags, I’ve been seeing them all summer long and totally want to get one.

    xo
    Phyllis
    http://desgeulasse.com/

    8.2.17
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  3. Kay Nguyen wrote:

    These bags are too pretty! I have been searching for a straw bag and I think I just found the perfect one <3

    https://www.myblackcloset.com/

    8.2.17
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  4. These look perfect for traveling in the summer somewhere tropical =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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  5. Elle Benet wrote:

    Adore the bags! too cute! – Elle ♡ http://ellebenet.com

    8.2.17
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  6. This Bembien Straw Bags is so nice and cute. I really love it!!!

    8.2.17
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  7. Michelle wrote:

    They are absolutely beautiful, I love the round one!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

    8.3.17
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  8. I love these but for the beach and everyday ours are handmade, practical and affordable :
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/hippiefishbeachart?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=21210772

    If you don’t purchase this year don’t worry cos this trend will stay for next year.

    8.3.17
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  9. These are adorable, but I have one that I got in Kauai years ago and I still get compliments on it. Baskets don’t really go out of style (or if they, do, eh).

    xoKaelen | http://darlingmarcelle.com 

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  10. Jenny wrote:

    Straw bag is perfect item for summer!
    Love your posting!
    Thank you for sharing! xx

    https://www.oneirojewelry.com

    8.4.17
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  11. julent wrote:

    These are adorable! Thanks for sharing. I recently decided to part with a straw bag from my vintage collection:

    http://www.etsy.com/hanoravintage/listing/534242071

    8.8.17
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  12. Jenna wrote:

    I swear.. I’ve never had any interest in owning a straw bag, but these have changed my mind completely. And they’re reasonably priced! Definitely going on my birthday wishlist. Gotta give that hubs a hint somehow.

    8.14.17
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  13. Jan wrote:

    How can I purchase a straw bag? Obsession!

    8.27.17
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  14. Penova wrote:

    OMG! these are so awesome. Give the link to buy this bag please

    3.4.18
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