Round-Handled Bags Are The Accessory You'll Be Wearing All Summer

All for under £50

The clocks are changing and we’re on the home straight to summer, so what better time to invest in the it bag of 2019?

Round-handled handbags are making a comeback – we first spotted them all over fashion week and they’ll be creeping into your summer wardrobe in no time.

Not just limited to teeny tiny bucket bags, you can find crossbody bags, totes and shoppers that can fit all your stuff in. Whatever your needs, they’re the perfect grab-and-go accessory.

Most bags come with practical cross body straps, that are easily concealed, so if you want to go hands free you can. Fashionable and functional, what’s not to love?

Here’s our pick of the best bags to add to your summer wardrobe, with handles in resin, wood and metal.

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Woven Straw Tote Bag, & Other Stories, £49

Take a floppy straw bag, add a tortoise shell handle and boom: you’ve got yourself a structured sartorial piece. This bucket style bag is surprisingly roomy but compact enough that you won’t be digging into a black hole to find your keys.


Lucy Cut Out Handheld Shopper Bag, Accessorize, £30

Accessories are the easiest way to add colour into your wardrobe, especially if you have a penchant for monochrome. This mustard shopper, with its geometric design and resin handles, is great for upping your style game with ease. Plus, the sturdy handles mean you won’t be left with fraying straps.


Natural Beaded Oval Crossbody Bag, Zara, £29.99

The seashell trend shows no signs of slowing down as the nostalgic style of the 90s has made a return in jewellery and bags. This Zara one is giving us serious summer vibes. It comes with a crossbody chain too, in case you want to go hands free.


Gabby Acrylic Tote Bag, Topshop, £39

If you like the structure of acrylic bags but don’t fancy a transparent version that shows off all your stuff, opt for this tortoise shell print one instead. It’s perfect for your go-to work bag as it can fit a laptop, notebook and phone.


Leather Bucket Bag, Mango, £49.99

Isn’t this dreamy. Add a little luxe into your wardrobe with this leather style with wooden handles. We’ll be wearing this with our favourite midi dress for weddings, weekend brunching and dinner dates.

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Sunny Jacquard Bamboo Tote Bag, Oliver Bonas, £42

Inspired by the tropics, this jacquard tote bag with a bamboo handle (and adjustable shoulder strap) is the ultimate grab and go. Roomy enough for your gym kit or as a weekend bag, it’s a versatile piece to add to your accessories arsenal.


River Island Cross Body Bag, ASOS, £28

For something a little more bold, this micro cross body bag in vibrant orange is a winner. Loop it through your wrist or let it dangle from your fingertips for an effortlessly cool look.


Faith Black Faux Straw Bucket Bag With Tortoise Effect Handles, ASOS, £26

Or keep things muted with this black straw bucket bag with twin handles, that’ll long outlive the summer season. Work and party appropriate, team this with cut off denim jeans, sliders and a pastel blazer.

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