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7 ~*Statement*~ Woven Bags To Complete Your Outfit

PHOTO: (LEFT) Zarah Juan, (RIGHT) Style Cat

Days when you feel meh outfit-wise call for fun, colorful accessories, like a statement bag. Carry one along with you and get an an instant-pick-me-upper! Below, a rundown of woven bags—from fun, to cute, to cray!—that are worth the splurge.

The bag: A tropical tote you can take with you to the city. This one is made from woven seagrass and with an embroidery of a fun lola (resembling Iris Apfel, no less!).

Splurge: P4,800

Where to purchase: Check out Cathy's Handbags online and find more quirky, locally-made woven bags.

The bag: A beaded tote you can carry as a handbag or as a sling bag. It's an irresistible piece of art that features hand-woven beadwork in stunning red and shocking pink. Look closely to appreciate its two-toned madness! Cray, but yay!

Splurge: P5,950


Where to purchase: Find this at and shop while it's still in stock.

The bag: An office-appropriate tote—only better. It's got a healthy avocado color and a ~breathable~ solihiya weave feature. Definitely a low-key way to make a statement!

Splurge: P3,990

Where to purchase: This style is available at Inne Studios online.

The bag: A colorful, boho-in-the-city round bag. You'll love the mix of leather and woven handloom cotton that's made from recycled fabric.

Splurge: P3,500

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Where to purchase: Check out to shop this bag and other similar styles!

The bag: A small round bag that boasts of feminine flair. If there's a wicker bag you should spend on, it's got to be this. Whether you're going all OTT in an equally frilly skirt and ruffled shirt, or keeping everything else low-key in a jeans and tee, this bag will do you no wrong. Our fave detail: the little puffy pompoms!

Splurge: P2,999

Where to purchase: Check out Style Cat's website!

The bag: A cylindrical shaped bag that's both sturdy and cute. The combination of buri and abaca weave with duck egg blue velvet and leather is simply TDF. Highly recommend to shop this style, stat!

Splurge: P4,750


Where to purchase: This bag is by a brand called La Filippine, available at Seek The Uniq.

The bag: Unconventional starfish bags that's hand-woven from raffia and straw. It comes in fun color combos like turquoise with green and fuchsia with yellow, and is roomier than it looks—you can actually fit in your phone, keys, wallet, and other essentials in it! Perf for the beach and beyond.

Splurge: P3,250

Where to purchase: Shop these cuties via the Instagram page of By Hand, Feel Good Products.

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