With summer fashion and vacation shopping top of mind, we’re diving into the best new pieces to add to your closet and the major trends to know before they’re big. We’ve already covered some of the season-defining summer 2023 fashion trends, cool under-$300 shopping finds, the best swimsuits to add to your cart, and the fashion aesthetic that is on the rise. But if you are an accessories-minded shopping like this editor, you’ll want to have your eyes on the raffia trend that is set to take over for the season ahead.
Designers have debuted some of the cult buys of the season with raffia bags and shoes that infuse cool, directional designs into the low-key beach accessories. Prada’s tote bags were introduced last year and were nearly impossible to buy because they sold out everywhere, but they’ve returned this season in a fresh set of colors. They continue to be in big demand and were recently spotted in Sofia Richie Grainge’s honeymoon wardrobe. Designers including Loewe, Khaite, and Bottega Veneta have also introduced pieces that are selling out everywhere, but you can snap up finds at great price points from brands including COS, Ancient Greek Sandals, and Banana Republic. Here, the best pieces to add to your cart to test-drive the raffia trend this season.