I am sure some of you might actually read this after Memorial Day Weekend. There are so many of us who love to tag an extra vacation day onto a 3-day weekend making it that much sweeter. But, for those of you who haven’t already started your trek to the beach or a mountain cabin, I might have found something that you might like to take with you this weekend. J. Crew is always a great place to check out for fun summer totes and they’ve not failed us this season either.


The J. Crew Sea Urchin Straw Tote is a great large bag perfect for anything like a weekend getaway or an afternoon at the park.

I for one love a good straw tote. They are functional, durable (if you shop wisely) and go with almost any outfit. This particular tote has a splash of color along the front of the bag made of contrasting frayed straw. The colors really jump out against the natural color of the straw tote itself. This detailing is supposed to mimic, in a fun playful way, sea urchins. No, there isn’t an identical resemblance, but I can see the inspiration. Being a tote, the dimensions are perfect, 12″H x 17 1/2″W x 7 1/2″D, 10″ handle drop. Even if this bag doesn’t last much longer than the Summer, it shouldn’t matter since the price is right. Buy through J. Crew for $58.

  • Cate

    Love the colors they’ve chosen for the “urchins”–totally summertime!

  • JenG

    Not bad, even the price is good!