Miu Miu Leather-Trimmed Raffia Satchel, $1450 via NAP

Would you buy a designer raffia handbag?

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Over the weekend we started with windy, rainy, chilly weather and ended with sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid 70s. I won’t complain because that warmth is just what I was needing, but I must admit Mother Nature is confusing me. However, with the arrival of spring and summer, raffia reappears.

When I first spotted the Miu Miu Leather Trimmed Raffia Satchel on Net-A-Porter, I immediately thought to myself ‘I would never splurge on a raffia bag’. But then I remembered that I indeed have bought a designer raffia bag from Balenciaga and I adore it.

The wearability factor goes down tremendously when thinking about buying a seasonal piece such as this and truth be told, many are not fans of the scratchy look and feel raffia gives. On this Miu Miu bag, it is not my favorite either, but when it comes to my Balenciaga bag I really love it as a fun summer bag. Buy the Miu Miu bag via NAP for $1,450.

So, would you buy a raffia bag and if so, how much would you spend on one?

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  • Jenny in Jacquard

    I personally don’t have a raffia bag, but I’ve been looking to invest in one — or at least in clutch form for a few hundred dollars. I must admit, I’ve never seen a raffia bag in such a classic shape as this (a little Mulberry Alexa-ish) and I just don’t think it works.

    http://www.jennyinjacquard.wordpress.com

  • Chele

    Some raffia bags are pretty but I can’t justify the cost. I’d rather get a leather bag in a beautiful spring color.

  • Sandra Rowley

    I really like the bag….and if the price tag was around $800.00 I would love to add it to my collection.

  • 19yearslater

    Not only would I not pay that kind of money for raffia, I don’t really like the way this bag looks. That style is meant for leather, suede, or exotics. Raffia should be beachy and fun.

  • Mila

    I’m in love with this bag! :)

    http://www.modeuncover.com

  • rose60610

    I wouldn’t buy a raffia bag. The bag here looks like you could get it at TJ Maxx for $12.99. If I wanted to take a bag to the beach, I’d prefer a canvas number from Lands End or LL Bean. If I were to buy a raffia bag, I’d go $15 tops and consider it a throw away.

  • Emmy

    I love it! I think it is so adorable and it could used for many summer seasons to come, investment for sure!

    -Emmy

    http://www.sprinklesoneverything.wordpress.com

    • beboo

      i totally agree with you, emmy i love the bag!!! totally gonna get it!!!!!!!!!

  • Eleanor

    I’m a bit skittish about raffia – even if the bag design is beautiful and the structure is classic, I’m not sure how well raffia holds up. Doesn’t raffia start to shred after a while? I would worry about having a gorgeous, expensive bag that starts falling apart after a couple of years.

  • mochababe73

    I would say no more than $20 at either Marshall’s, Ross, or TJ Maxx. There is no way that I would spend that kind of money on raffia.
    In all honesty, there is nothing about this bag that looks like $1500. Even if money were no object, I wouldn’t purchase this.

  • Lucinda

    I wouldn’t buy raffia no matter how expensive it was, I just hate the look and feel of it and would go for a leather or even canvas instead.

  • Blaine

    No, but I would get someone else to. :)

  • V

    No. Not my thing at all.

  • MSEN Z

    Both want to save money. Think again MIUMIU BAG words. To visit the website: http://www.miumiuhandbags4u.com
    Things are very good. Don’t miss the last week, I bought two. Very happy.

  • Dana

    No.

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