Anyone familiar with OndadeMar? It’s a luxury brand that specializes in beachwear with a latin vibe to it. OndadeMar originated in Colombia, South America and over a ten year period, has expanded into the fashion market world wide. Today, one of our favorite boutiques (Shopbop) offers these resort-influenced products for the exotic enthusiast in mind. The Carry On Beach Bag consists of a handmade woven tote with colorful knotted threads at the handles. It’s sturdy, eco-friendly, and sun ready; but my concern is where do you draw the line between chic and novelty?
Straw totes, especially with their natural woven features always make an attractive choice for any warm occasion, but they can be too naturally constructed to where they become completely unfashionable. A sunny day bag should see the light of day a great dose of times throughout the warm seasons and not become back-of-the-closet junk. What’s your input on the Carry On; can you see yourself toting this around? If you can get past the thick and uncomfortable handle tops, you can obtain this tropical beauty for only $164. If someone should carry credentials on working on straw products, these guys definitely know how to labor with grown-up crafts.