In summer, we want to wear breezy, gauzy dresses, cute shorts, chic swimsuits, and stylish sandals. But, we have to have a place to store our phone, keys, money, and beauty essentials — and want it to be fashionable. That’s why we are always on the lookout for lightweight, summer-appropriate, must-have handbags to complement all our seasonal looks. Make it fashion, and definitely make it Latinx made.
You know we got you when it comes to the best fashion finds by Latinx brands. We found five fabulous summer-worthy bags that you’ll want to take with you to the outdoor brunch, the beach while shopping for more adorable summer clothes, and anywhere else the heat takes you.
MOLA SASA Iraca Tote
There’s a balance between wanting a traditionally chic handbag for summer and wanting something light, airy, and made from natural fibers. This Iraca tote from MOLA SASA combines the two aesthetics for a must-have bag. Colombian iraca fibers make up the textured beige base of the tote, while black vegetable cactus leather adds a chic finish. The rounded shape is also a fun, unexpected touch.
Available at molasasa.com, $230
El Cholo’s Kid MINI – Dallas
The next Latinx bag you’ll want to sport for summer is El Cholo’s Kid’s MINI Dallas. This small tote, which you can hold in your hand, or wear as a crossbody, is made in Mexico from recycled plastic and comes in a go-with-everything but still fun navy and silver pattern.
Available at shoplatinx.com, $42
Cuyana Canvas Tote
Co-founded by Ecuadorian Karla Gallardo, Cuyana is the online destination for elevated, sustainable basics you’ll wear forever. We fell in love with their chic, oversized Canvas Tote, which is perfect for lugging around all your summer essentials. Sleek 100% Italian leather handles pair with sturdy canvas for a classic feel. This Cuyana bag is made in Turkey at a family-owned factory and is GOTS, and LWG Gold certified.
Available at cuyana.com, $195
TWIG & PEARL The Bella Sling in Rust
You’re going to want a neutral yet richly-hued bag to pop against all your white summer dresses, chambray shirts, boho prints, and to match with your leather sandals. Belizean brand TWIG & PEARL makes The Bella Sling in a fabulous rust hue perfect for this. You’ll want to rock this classic crossbody handbag, made with at least 70% natural materials and small-batch produced, way past summer.
Available at twigandpearl.com, $95
WAIWAI Rio Alix Chevron Ambar
Brazilian brand WAIWAI Rio has us set for summer fashion with their cool handbags. Their Geometrica Colorida collection takes neutral colors and classic materials up a notch with bold geometric patterns. The Alix Chevron Ambar is not only a handbag — it’s a conversation piece.
Available at waiwairio.com, $378.51 (1980 Brazilian reals)