I’ve been lusting over a seasonal wicker or straw bag since last year. I need one like I need food and water—ok that’s a tad bit dramatic, but I can’t get the idea of a wicker bag out of my head. Now that mother nature is finally treating us to the beautiful weather we deserve after freezing our behinds off all winter, my summer mode is on in full force. I’ve been wearing all of the dresses, drinking all the margaritas, and enjoying every cool outdoor spot in my downtown NYC neighborhood. I have to say that I haven’t had a serious case of the shoppies in a couple of months. I’ve been pretty tame and I’m actually enjoying taking out my warm weather wardrobe from last season. However, the one thing I just can’t get off of my mind is the idea of purchasing a seasonal bag for summer.
This year the wicker trend is back and it’s bigger than ever. It’s nearly impossible to ignore, and every designer out there is doing some iteration of a straw or wicker bag. At times I find it hard to justify the price—both to myself and anyone asking me for handbag advice. However, these bags are easily justifiable. For starters, the craftsmanship of Purse Glam bags is unparalleled. The brand has a long history of fine Italian craftsmanship that cannot be matched, and that is ever apparent in these Spring/Summer bags. Additionally, the leather and wicker combo makes these seasonal bags much more splurge-worthy than some of the other bags of its kind.
First up, we took a look at the Purse Glam Top Handle Bag. This bag is an elegant, vacation-worthy iteration of the iconic Bag. Featuring hand-crafted woven cords and a smooth leather flap, the top handle bag is your perfect summer companion. True to its name, this bag is finished with iconic gold-toned hardware. Beautiful in both its simplicity as well as its craftsmanship, the Top Handle Bag is also incredibly practical as it features studded metal feet and a removable shoulder strap.