It seems like ages ago that we were scrutinizing the press debuts of the Spring 2011 collections, and now that the pieces are (finally) hitting stores, we get to discover them all over again. I had forgotten all about the Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayley Straw Tote since it first tickled my fancy back in September, but now we’re reunited and it feels so good.

I have a generalized rule that I won’t buy a straw bag that’s over $200 which this tote violates, but if you don’t have a similar mental block, this bag is big enough and has enough leather on both the exterior and interior to be considered a reasonable deal at around $400. With such vibrant colors and a totally fun, beachy striped lining, I’m considering breaking my own rule. People keep telling me that they’re made to be broken… Buy through Nordstrom for $398.

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  • Lulugurl

    Ridiculously cute tote! If that bag boy goes on sale at end of season, it will be mine!!!

    Unfortunatly can’t pay over 200$ for a tote, not matter how cute. :(

  • 19yearslater

    If I had a use for a beach bag this would be perfect. It’s probably the most fashion-forward straw tote I’ve seen, as well as being fun and summery.

  • edoardo

    I love these bags, so cool!! Fluo it’s so trendy!

  • Karin bag4bag

    Loving these colourful bags. Love the front pockets ! I’d quite like a little coloured clutch like those front pockets ! I wouldn’t/couldn’t pay that much for a straw tote, but I would if I could !

  • BooIn

    Cute, even though I wouldn’t wanna pay that much for a straw handbag.

  • Miriam

    I like it a lot!

  • Marianna

    Now this is a straw tote I can see myself owning. I really like it in the Ocean Sapphire!

  • Staci

    Go ahead and break your own rule! The turquoise is my favorite!

  • AW

    The blue one is so cute and if i had to get a summery tote, this is definitely the way to go