Date Added: March 29, 2007
Designer Straw Beach Baskets for all Budgets
Here are a few Straw Beach Baskets that all share similar characteristics but differ greatly in price:
> Merona Large Straw Tote – On the super cheap-cheap side of the spectrum, itâ€™s this Merona Target brand shoulder bag. This bag is made of woven corn husk that have been dried then dyed which gives it a yellowish tint. The bag also features synthetic-leather (plastic) trim and a tab flap over closure. Measurements: 20â€? length x 12â€? width x 6â€? depth.
I wouldnâ€™t call this bag cheap-looking but rather not quality. I honestly doubt it will last you the whole summer, but hey thatâ€™s what $20 will get you.
> Michael Kors ‘Santorini Large’ Shopper – Priced in the middle ground, itâ€™s the Santorini tagged in the $300 range. This roomy beach-chic tote features leather straps, gold hardware trim and topped off with the signature Michael Kors flap over buckle. Measurements: 14″ width x 10″ height x 6″ depth.
In my opinion, out of the bags above this bag comes in at the best deal. Itâ€™s a struggle to find a good beach bag, and I wouldn’t want a bag that would fall apart before the summer is over (talking to you Merona). But maybe thatâ€™s just me.. Iâ€™m a firm believer in quality over quantity.
> Limited Edition Coach Jasmine Tote – And finally on the higher-priced side of the spectrum, itâ€™s the Coach basket, that retails for a whopping (for Coach) $998. The bag is dressed in hand-woven straw, trimmed with bright orange leather and snakeskin trim and features the Fragrance fabric lining. Measurements: 24â€? length x 13.5â€? height x 10.5â€? width. There are other bags in the new Coach Straw line that retail for slightly less.