Fashion

10 of the best high street summer bags, under £30

Posted by
Harriet Davey
Published
Street style basket bag

We’ve picked the styles that look way more expensive than their high street price tag – be prepared to want to shop them in three, two, one…

Finally, the Great British summer is here and this means one thing; no, not Pimms (although, it’s always welcome) we mean summer outfits. 

Hot weather may mean less clothes, but there’s still lots to consider when it comes to piecing the perfect (read: coolest) looks together. There’s the dresses that’ll see you through every sticky commute situation – including linen – along with must-have white denim and then there’s this season’s trends to think about. 

Be it Nineties style tie-dye or neon one thing is for sure; you won’t have to worry about your summer arm-candy. We’ve found the best summer bags that not only tick off key styles like beaded, raffia and netted –  they’re also all under £30. 

So whether you go for a sunshine shade Mango mini bag, a beaded beauty from Zara or picnic-ready basket bag from Skinnydip, these are the ones you’ll wear to every occasion from weddings to holidays

Scroll down to see our top ten high street bags you’ll want to wear for summer. 

  • Mango croc-effect mini bag

    Best high street bags: Mango yellow bag
    Best high street bags: Mango yellow bag

    Yellow is the zesty hue we suggest filtering into your summer wardrobe. Be it a dress or jumpsuit (the one all the influencers love) or an accessory. 

    Look to Mango for the chicest bag that you can hold, wear cross-body or as a belt bag – it’s basically a three for one buy if you ask us. 

    £25.99, Mango

  • Topshop pink snake grab bag

    Best high street bags: Topshop pink snake print bag
    Best high street bags: Topshop pink snake print bag

    The knot handle, python print and sleek shape make this bag look more high end than high street. 

    Round of applause for creating the best wedding guest bag, Topshop. 

    £22, Topshop

  • Zara beaded mini cross-body bag

    Best high street bags: Zara beaded bag
    Best high street bags: Zara beaded bag

    It may look like a vintage treasure, but this beaded beauty is from Zara. The retro tortoiseshell clasp, embellishment and chic gold chain handle makes it look way more expensive than it is. 

    You’ll want to wear it to every occasion from weddings and christenings to boujee brunches. 

    £29.99, Zara

  • Stradivarius raffia-effect bag

    Best high street bags: Stradivarius raffia bag
    Best high street bags: Stradivarius raffia bag

    A raffia bag is the summer equivalent to a winter coat; it’s basically an essential. 

    Not only will it look chic on the beach, it’s also the perfect size for storing suncream, sunglasses, spare flip flops – basically everything you’ll need. 

    £29.99, Stradivarius

  • Skinnydip tourist basket bag

    Best high street bags: Skinny dip basket bag
    Best high street bags: Skinny dip basket bag

    Talking of basket bags and holidays, here’s another one to eye up. 

    The ‘tourist’ slogan style is just asking to be taken to the beach and worn with linen dresses and dad sandals. 

    £30, Skinnydip

  • New Look yellow beaded shopper bag

    Best high street bags: New Look yellow beaded bag
    Best high street bags: New Look yellow beaded bag

    If you’re all about a super-size shopper then we’ve got the one for you. Big, bright and a a complete bargain – it’s all about this yellow, beaded style from New Look.

    £25.99, New Look

  • H&M mesh netted bag

    Best high street bags: H&M net bag

    A netted bag is something every fashion person has attached to their arm all summer long. 

    This one has a handy zip bag inside so you won’t risk losing a tampon or chewing gum packet on the way.

    £13.99, H&M

  • Zara animal print baguette bag

    Best high street bags: Zara baguette bag
    Best high street bags: Zara baguette bag

    The Nineties called and they want their favourite bag back. Trouble is, we’re not prepared to part with it. 

    It’s all about the longer style shoulder bag that gives us serious Kate Moss circa 1999 vibes. 

    £29.99, Zara

  • Nasty Gal mini beaded handbag

    Best high street bags: Nasty Gal beaded bag
    Best high street bags: Nasty Gal beaded bag

    Beaded bags were big news last season and they’re still not going anywhere. If you want to try out the trend without splurging all the cash then we’ve found “the one”. 

    Wear it with anything from white jeans and a racer vest to a printed maxi dresses

    £17, Nasty Gal

  • V by Very Jace straw pom pom beach bag

    Best high street bags: V by Very straw bag
    Best high street bags: V by Very straw bag

    We’ll finish our edit with yet another (amazing) straw bag. This time it’s all about the pom pom finish. 

    Top tip: Tie a scarf around the handle and when you’re on the beach you can take it off and use it as a hair tie.

    £25, V by Very

Opening image: Getty

Topics

Share this article

Author

Harriet Davey

Recommended by Harriet Davey

Fashion

Jumpsuits are the stylish alternative to wedding guest dresses

There’s one for every dress code

Posted by
Lara Faye
Published
Fashion

12 yellow dresses to wear in isolation

They're the perfect way to embrace the sun in style

Posted by
Harriet Davey
Published
Fashion

7 elevated dad sandals you need for summer

If you're going to invest in one pair of sandals for the season, make it a pair of playful, sporty, dad sandals

Posted by
Billie Bhatia
Published
Fashion

Why the fashion industry is obsessed with this £295 designer bag

Loewe's basket bag is about to become your stylish summer saviour

Posted by
Billie Bhatia
Published