Spring Trend #3 (as seen as the runways for spring 2018)

THE ULTIMATE COOL GIRL, Jane Birkin, with her Birkin basket. Some looks and icons are simply timeless...

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As I mentioned before in my February newsletter (if you didn’t receive it, you can sign up here! https://www.alisonbruhn.com/blog/) and last week on the blog, during the month of February, I am going to be discussing a trend a week as seen on the runways for Spring 2018. This week, we are talking about straw handbags. We saw a lot of these last spring and summer, and this year designers and brands are building on that. As always the photos included are shoppable, just click on the photo to be taken to the website. Also as always, I have tried to show examples at a variety of price points. If you don’t see one in your budget here, check sites and stores like Target, Etsy and Zara for example-and more of these bags will be available as the weather warms!


Straw handbags are such a fun way to welcome spring. They are a classic accessory, but also feel very current. If you’re lucky, you may have already have a vintage bag in the this style. I have a friend who has a vintage Birkin basket (lucky girl!), as seen in the photo of Jane Burkin above. This look always evokes images of summer vacation on the Riviera..tres chic!

Alison Bruhn