This cool-girl approved accessory is top of my wishlist this summer

Beach club ready

a woman wearing the prada raffia tote bag
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I don't know about you, but I've been seeing the Prada raffia tote bag all over my Instagram feed, with lots of my favourite content creators rocking the trend. The designer handbag launched back in 2020, and has become a wardrobe staple for fashion lovers ever since.

In my opinion, it's the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe with its versatile design and embroidered Prada logo. If you're a fan of the bag, you'll be pleased to know that it's back for 2023, available in a range of fun colourways, including bright yellow and baby pink. 

Although I am a big fan of the bag, it's definitely more of an investment piece. The tote currently retails at £1,500 on the Prada website, but if you're planning on using it for years to come, then I think it's well worth the cost. 

It can be styled with everything from summer dresses, jeans and even swimwear (don't forget a pair of your best sunglasses to match). I happen to think it would make the perfect airport bag too, as it's big enough to fit in all of your travelling essentials while still looking chic at check-in.

If you're not quite ready to make the investment, or you want to try out a similar style before purchasing, not to fear, as I've rounded up my favourite high street alternatives for you to shop. 

From Mango, Zara, H&M and more, there are lots of stylish options to take on your next trip. Keep on scrolling to shop some of my top picks, and for more handbag inspiration, don't forget to check out our guides to the best basket bags, the best beach bags and the best designer handbags under £500. We've truly got you covered this season. Now, time to have a browse...

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Grace Lindsay

Grace Lindsay is currently Junior Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK and previously was Marie Claire UK's E-Commerce Writer.  With over three years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she covers everything from the best make-up and skincare deals to how to shop the stand out trends of the season. When she's not typing away at her laptop, Grace can be found shopping her favourite vintage markets IRL, or catching up on her never-ending list of books to read.