Few fashion pieces are more versatile in summer than bags and sandals in raffia, rattan, and canvas. Wear them in their luxury versions and give your summer looks the most stylish finish!

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Especially on the hottest days, the world of fashion gives us a hand with bags and sandals made of light materials that are very stable and robust as well, helping us overcome the day to day cooler than lettuce: Raffia, rattan, and canvas! But why are these fibers so light and strong at once? Well, it is probably due to their natural resistance:  While what we call “raffia” comprehends some twenty species of palm trees, most of them originating from tropical African regions, and some from Central or South America, the term “rattan” refers to some six hundred species of climbing palms from Africa, Asia, and Europe with a woody and flexible stem and with the ductile properties of lianas. In terms of strength, canvas is not far behind: As a simple and durable fabric, normally made of cotton or linen, canvas is the material of choice for the manufacture of boat sails, awnings, backpacks, sheds … and the tougher espadrilles than you can imagine!



Below you will find pairs of bags and sandals or espadrilles made of these flexible and strong materials, and of very light leather. In luxurious designs and in very different styles, let’s see if any of these combinations gives the final touch to your most beautiful summer looks!


EXOTIC AND SOPHISTICATED


A pair of raffia sandals, handmade in Italy, with striking details such as fringes, colorful feathers, pearls, sparkling crystals, and high heels should be never missed in your wardrobe, if you are a sophisticated woman who wants to give her elegant or casual summer looks an exotic and seductive finish. The best companion for this pair of ultra-sensual sandals: A fine bag with a light, ethereal, very feminine design, capable of combining practicality, attractiveness, and total elegance.

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SWEET AND COUNTRYLIKE


If in your secret moments you dream of the country lifestyle and long for the scent of fresh grass and field flowers, here are the pieces that will make you realize this dream while living in the middle of the city: Wedge sandals completely covered with raffia in its most natural tones and a basket bag of the same material and in the same neutral shades. Choose it preferably with woven applications of flowers and leaves in their freshest and dreamiest colors that go with your carefully curated rural nostalgia!

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FRESH AND YOUTHFUL


If you have an innate weakness for the naive or Lolita style, then you should never miss light raffia, rattan, or canvas fashion pieces that emulate this facet of your personality in the most tender and refreshing way. While your sandals will be flat, comfortable, in cleverly intertwined leather, raffia, or rattan, and in candy colors, your bags of the same material will go better with your style if you choose them in clear colors, with soft silhouettes, with slightly rounded corners, and with gold or silver elements that give them a very delicate finish.

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LIGHT AND NATURAL


Raffia, rattan, and canvas are the ideal materials to give your summer style a very natural flair. Wear them in espadrilles in light, neutral, and creamy colors, with woven and playful details, and complement them with other materials that in turn emulate the pureness of nature, such as bags and accessories entirely made of bamboo. The advantage of this couple is obvious: You can wear it with your denim looks, with your shorts and fancy t-shirts, or with your long dresses in bright colors to give them a casual finish.

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EXTREMELY COMFY


There is no better material than canvas to give your casual looks a comfortable, subtle and off-road touch, especially if you choose them in elements of sober and classic tones such as dark blue. Wear your low-heeled espadrilles in a beautiful navy blue and combine them with a bag of the same material and the same tone, but with prints full of fantasy to add a joyful charm to your more serene looks. Your darker blue jeans, your impeccable whites, your bright oranges, and reds will thank you very much for this gorgeous company.

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IMPECCABLE


If you are a hopeless minimalist, you will find fashion pieces in raffia, rattan, or canvas that perfectly reflect this side of your personal style, as well. Open your eyes wide and choose your fashion elements in silhouettes with clear lines and in pristine colors such as natural white or deep black. Your sandals will preferably be flat and will show such a categorical lack of ornaments that it will make them absolutely unique. Your bags will go hand in hand: In a perfect geometric shape, in a hue that exactly match your sandals, and in a raffia with immaculate shades!

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VERSATILE


For every look and for every occasion: Fashion elements in raffia, rattan, or canvas can become the most versatile of the summer if you know how to choose them in the perfect tone. Wear your sandals and flat or low-heeled espadrilles in a light, medium, or dark beige. If you choose a light cognac or amber hue, they will be much more than neutral, giving all your looks a remarkably warm touch. How to combine them? Well, follow their nonchalant line with bags in the same shades and take them preferably in natural materials as charming as bamboo!

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FULL OF FANTASY


Fashion elements in raffia, rattan, or canvas can get a very colorful flair in the most elaborate and inventive designer pieces. For your most fantastic summer days, pick them in vivid fresh hues, in sky blues, in intense pinks, in juicy reds, in refreshing grass greens, in intense bright yellows, and with drawings and patterns that emulate fantasy figures, fairy tale characters, incredible stories, and much more. Never forget that there is no better ally than fashion to become the Alice of your own wonderland in a second!

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LUMINOUS


While materials like raffia, rattan, and canvas don’t have the ravishing sheen of rhinestone crystals, in certain shades and colors they can give your style an impressive luminosity. For this, choose your bags and sandals in tones that recall the reflections of honey or intense amber and combine them with leather pieces that go from orange to intense golden yellow: In the middle of summer and under the sunlight, these hues will give your look a splendid finish and will look great combined with blues, violets, or neutrals!

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VERY CLASSIC


If you are one a woman in love with serene elegance and with a weakness for classic shapes and colors, your preferred raffia, rattan, and canvas elements will have to combine wonderfully with your timeless fashion pieces. Your impeccably cut jackets and suits, your A-line dresses and skirts, your white blouses and blue, white, or black pants will welcome accessories in which leather is still the main element. In an intense cognac tone and with golden details, your bags and sandals with elements of raffia, rattan, or canvas will always stand by you in the summer.

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ROMANTIC

Are you one of those ladies who adore welcoming spring with the pink shades of the most tender flowers? Well, then you own a romantic personality who probably also knows how to display her feminine facets on the hottest days of the summer. Your best allies will be natural fibers, filigree details, sweet prints, and creamy tones. Fashion pieces in raffia, rattan, or canvas can be your hidden cards! Take them in their clearest and most luminous versions and combine them with pieces of very delicate metallic or golden shades for a glamourous finish.


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BOHEMIAN


Are you a bohemian girl? An intrepid traveler? A nostalgic for Flower Power? Well, your boho style gives you away, since you are probably already the proud owner of a beautiful collection of raffia and rattan bags and sandals from different parts of the world! Our proposal for you: Very flat, very strong, and resistant sandals, made of leather in very lively, earthy tones for all those adventures that have yet to come. And the bag? A bucket or basket bag, with a solid base and an ultra-natural handcrafted raffia body!

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REFINED


Raffia, rattan, and canvas are basically simple and natural fibers that, in certain key pieces, professionally handcrafted, and combined with glamorous elements, can meld boundless elegance and exquisite subtlety. Dare to give your most refined looks an original touch by wearing your fashion pieces in these materials with good taste. For this, you should never miss one single key piece: The most delicate sandals, with very fine straps and soft golden hues. Match them with a designer raffia bag in an inventive design, with a luxurious leather finish!

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CHARMING


Fashion pieces in fine canvas, with a leather finish, and with patterns full of fantasy and color are the perfect company for all those women who still carry that playful little girl in their heart. Combine tastefully your most ingeniously patterned accessories with sandals in neutral tones and match them with all kinds of looks: With airy dresses in bright or neutral shades, with jeans, blouses and T-shirts that evoke good humor, and with those overalls and jumpsuits that best suit to your figure, preferably in a single color.

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ELEGANT


The magnificent woven patterns of raffia or rattan pieces can serve as a gorgeous inspiration for the most elegant and inventive leather pieces. Choose to give your looks an original and surprising finish with those elements that emulate the characteristic craftsmanship of raffia and rattan without being made of this materials: In your sandals and leather bags with knots, fabrics, and details similar to those found in market baskets and in sober and deep colors that go wonderfully with your darkest and most enigmatic suits and dresses!

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SEDUCTIVE


Finally, if you are a seductive woman who is always carried away by the most striking and sensual elements that you can find in fashion, raffia, rattan, and canvas, no matter how simple they may appear, will also offer you very attractive alternatives. Those bright colored sandals with amazing crystals that religiously belong to your summer wardrobe will gain prominence combined with soft raffia bags with pearls, fringed, or braided details. Wear these pieces with ingenuity and on occasions that will make you unforgettable!

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