The Best Party Ready Summer Handbags in AUS 2021

summer handbags 2021

The heat is rising and so are the style stakes. It’s out with the old - and by that we mean we never want to see our lockdown era tracksuit pants again!- and in with the new. We often take the time to update our clothes with the new season but forget about our accessories. Discover our favourite summer handbags ready for sunshine, beach time and al fresco dining right here, right now.  

What features to look for in a summer handbag? 

When it comes to summer handbags, you can really let your hair down and have some fun. Here are some features to consider when you’re handbag shopping: 

  • Bold, bright colours: Summer is the perfect time to go for bright shades you wouldn’t normally wear
  • Straw handbags for summer: It’s picnic basket vibes made chic. We love a straw handbag for daytime events during the summer or to dress down a formal outfit. 
  • Basket tote bags: Perfect for a trip to the beach, you can fit in a towel, and change of clothes with one of these
  • Earthy browns: Ditch black during the summer for nudes and browns

7 Best Summer Handbags Australia

Here’s our roundup of the top 7 best women’s summer handbags in 2021. Ready to get shopping? 

1. Elektra Straw Trimmed Handle Bag 

straw handbag

The ELEKTRA Top Handle Bag features natural straw panels trimmed with vegan leather which gives this bag an effortlessly cool, slightly retro feel. Clip on the detachable chain to turn this chic top handle into a stylish shoulder bag.

Features of the Elektra Bag: 
  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Natural Straw Panels
  • Vegan leather trim
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Magnetic closure
  • Removable shoulder chain

2. Amalia Pleated Woven Clutch

amalia clutch

The AMALIA Pleated Woven Clutch is a soft and roomy clutch for all your summer event needs. This versatile bag will take you from beach to bar and back again.

Features of the Amalia Clutch: 
  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Natural PP Woven Straw
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Vintage concealed frame closure
  • Removable shoulder chain
  • Fits a large smart phone

3. Carlita Carnivale Bag

carlita bag

Flaunt this season's fringe trend in the most fun way possible with the Carlita Carnivale Clutch. This bag features layers of multi-colour raffia fringing and brushed gold tone hardware to up the luxe factor. Store all your event essentials inside its roomy interior.

Features of Carlita:
  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Multi-coloured raffia fringing
  • Natural woven straw back panel
  • Gold tone brushed hardware
  • Double Ball lock
  • Removable shoulder chain

4. Caylee Wood Bead Handle Bag

caylee wood bead bag

Add some polish to your day and night time looks with the super cute CAYLEE bag. It features a smooth wooden bead top handle which contrasts beautifully with the structured body. It has plenty of room for a large smartphone, sunglasses and makeup essentials and includes a removable shoulder chain so you can switch to hands free at a moments' notice.

Features of Caylee Bag: 
  • 50cm drop length
  • Detachable shoulder chain
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Magnetic closure
  • Main centre compartment
  • One internal patch pocket
  • One internal zipper pocket
  • Fits a large smartphone

5. Cambrie Studded Shoulder Bag

cambrie bag

The CAMBRIE studded Top Handle Bag is a true multi-tasker. Wear it as a chic top handle or clip on the removable shoulder strap to turn it into a stylish shoulder bag or crossbody.

Features of Cambrie Bag:
  • Shoulder strap drop length 50cm
  • Vegan leather
  • Studded detailing
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Magnetic closure
  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Fits a large smart phone

6. Ines Woven Clutch

ines woven clutch

The INES Woven clutch will be one of your go to favourites for seasons to come due to its great size and classic lines. This clutch features a woven finish with a slightly textural handfeel and a removable shoulder chain for those hands free 'champagne' moments.

Features of Ines Clutch: 
  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Woven Texture
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Branded Block Lock Closure
  • Removable shoulder chain
  • Fits a smartphone

7. Clarissa Shoulder Bag 

clarissa shoulder bag

From work to weekend and everything (like absolutely everything!) in between, the Clarissa Shoulder Bag with Top Handle has you covered. Featuring a subtly textured vegan leather outer and a beautifully curved metal top handle, this bag also boasts a removable shoulder chain to go hands free any time. 

Features of Clarissa Bag: 
  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Textured vegan leather
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Magnetic closure
  • Removable & adjustable shoulder chain
  • Fits a large smart phone

Summer handbags Australia 

Discover our complete collection of handbags now. When you shop with us at Olga Berg, you can enjoy free delivery on orders $50 and over Australia wide. We also offer flexible payment methods such as AfterPay so you can buy now, pay later. 

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