More than any other major handbag designer, Dolce & Gabbana goes out of its way to experiment with making bags in non-traditional luxury materials. We’re not just talking a bag here or there; Dolce has done entire lines made out of textiles like crocheted wool and tapestry, and for Spring 2013, the Italian brand has gone all-in on raffia bags. The summertime woven isn’t necessarily what you think of when you picture a super-expensive handbag, but naturally, Dolce & Gabbana have used its signature heavily detailed aesthetic to make these bags into something special.
The raffia Dolce & Gabbana Miss Dolce Bags range from being merely trimmed in the material to being made out of it entirely, and the results are an incredibly summer-y group of bags that are fit for people who need bag options for their next afternoon on a yacht in Saint-Tropez. Or maybe, if you’re Dolce’s ideal customer, a party on the edge of Lake Como. Bring your own George Clooney.
Dolce & Gabbana Miss Dolce Canvas and Raffia Bag
$1,775 via Net-a-Porter
Dolce & Gabbana Miss Dolce Raffia Woven Bag
$2,845 via Net-a-Porter
Dolce & Gabbana Miss Dolce Raffia Flower Bag
$3,195 via Net-a-Porter
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