12 Boho Bags To Get Ready For Festival Season
You’ve been waiting all year for your favorite music festivals to release their legendary lineups, and now all that’s left to do is curate your Insta-worthy outfit collection for the big weekend. I mean, with Beyonce, SZA, and Cardi B at Coachella in April; Solange at Pitchfork; Eminem and The Killers at Bonnaroo; and still so many more 2018 lineups TBA, we’re going to need our hands free for dancing, and singing, and cheering. Suede, fringe, and hands-free fanny packs and belt bags—add any of these boho bags to your packing list, and you’ll look like a true bohemian goddess, just in time for the first set of the season.
Tricia Fix Beaded Knapsack
Everything about this knapsack is begging to go to the nearest festival ASAP, from the boho-inspired beaded design to the distressed olive canvas that screams glamping, and not to mention the playful pom pom charms. This carryall can fit all your essentials for a long day’s worth of singing along to your favorite bands and passing time in between. What we love most about Tricia Fix is that they use reworked Thai Hmong textiles and locally-sourced vintage to create one-of-a-kind pieces, so you never have to worry about committing a fashion faux pas with your fellow festival-goers.
To buy: Free People, $128
Abaca Marina Basket Tote
Satisfy your inner flower child with this sustainable hippie bag woven with abaca (a.k.a. banana plant) twine and minimal plastic. Try not to get stopped too many times by festival fashion photographers with this crafted basket tote that’s totally still on-trend, but in a more convenient size for an all-day outing. Dare you lose your cat-eye sunnies at the bottom of your bag (rookie mistake), you won’t have to waste precious moments searching thanks to its see-through construction.
To buy: Reformation, $65
See by Chloé Polly Mini Cross Body Bag
The French luxury fashion house Chloé is the epitome of effortless bohemian, worn by some of our fave festival-goers (we’re talking about you, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley). The brand’s selection of luxe suede and fringe bags ranges from technicolor crossbody bags to adorable mini boho bags. The Polly Mini Cross Body Bag in rusty sienna is our fave pick for a jam-packed weekend on the Coachella lawn. This little guy can fit your must-haves for a fun afternoon in the California sun, most importantly your portable phone charger and a hydrating face mist. Don’t let the name fool you—this crossbody can also be worn around your waist as a belt bag, so you don’t have to fuss with the long search lines at the entrance.
To buy: Shopbop, $295
Soul Circle Crossbody Bag
Add a little pop of color to your cream crochet look with this circle crossbody bag by Australian design group The Wolf Gang. The brand’s signature tasseled charm gives this navy suede pouch just enough festival cred to blend into the sea of gypsy spirits. Two inside pockets help you keep your weekend organized, while a gold zipper protects the rest of your valuables from falling out during your favorite headliner’s set.
To buy: Anthropologie, $258
Tassel Fringe Mini Crossbody Bag
Forget big, bulky boho bags—this petite crossbody is all you need for an endless night of dancing under the stars. Sling the braided strap over your shoulder and let the statement-making fringe tassels sway to the music along with you, in true festival fashion. A magnetic button closure will ensure that your phone will stay put when it’s not recording Eminem’s comeback performance.
To buy: Urban Outfitters, $44
Embroidered Handle Bag
Mango’s Valentino and Alexander Wang-inspired guitar strap handbag is the perfect accessory for the first-time festival-goer, at a fraction of the price of the runway version. The purse itself is simple in design with a fun quilted pattern, classic gold front-closure, and plain black strap—like any other bag you would bring to happy hour. The detachable floral embroidered handle is where the fun begins. It’s just the right amount of flower power to turn your ripped jeans and halter top ensemble into a bohemian-approved outfit.
To buy: Mango, $80
Circle Straw Crossbody Bag
Woven bags were made for schlepping sunscreen in the summer, bringing us back to simpler days of endless sunshine and picnics in the park. The genius of this hippie bag is that it doesn’t require much styling—paired with your best-fitting denim and a basic white top, it’s a quick fix for a jam-packed weekend of no sleep when you can’t be bothered to put together a perfectly-curated outfit. Throw on some statement earrings, along with this effortless crossbody, and you’re ready to roll with the rest of the fashion-forward crowd.
To buy: Urban Outfitters, $59
Alamo Rose Bucket Bag
If you’re overwhelmed by the thought of putting together Insta-worthy festival outfits, Free People is always a good starting point, with flowy frocks, wide leg trousers, and (of course) plenty of boho bags to choose from. The Alamo Rose Bucket Bag is at the top of our festival checklist, along with a killer pair of motorcycle boots and a vintage pair of sunnies that’ll last the whole weekend. The mix of intricate embroidery, embellished studs, and long, hand-crafted fringe on this bucket bag gives us edgy bohemian vibes intended for festival season.
To buy: Free People, $498
Violet Ray Embroidered Fanny Pack Belt Bag
Bonnaroo, Burning Man, Lollapalooza—whatever summer festival you’ve pre-ordered tickets for—fanny packs and belt bags will be your best friends. Who wants to fiddle with a heavy pack through huge, bustling crowds when you could be hands-free, having the time of your life listening to your favorite songs? And of course Target has the cutest embroidered pack that’ll match almost any outfit. Wear it as a belt or crossbody with its adjustable belt strap, while zippered compartments keep all your valuables close.
To buy: Target, $20
Cleobella Pike Backpack
Breezy babes will swoon over this beautifully-crafted Cleobella backpack, handmade from soft Bali leather and recycled metal scraps by local Indonesian artisans. All of Cleobella’s sustainably-sourced garments and accessories are created with the bohemian goddess in mind. Each item embodies the free-spirited nature festival season is all about, making this roomy backpack your number one summertime companion.
To buy: Cleobella, $317
Simple Belt Bag
Though there are no tassels, suede, or fringe, this minimalistic belt bag is the sunny disposition every flower child craves. The adjustable strap ensures anyone can rock this stylish waist pouch and the large pocket can fit any size phone (yes, even your iPhone 8 Plus) and your must-have chapstick. What more do you need for a weekend full of outdoor concerts and crazy desert parties?
To buy: Zara, $23
Indah Sesame Bag
It wouldn’t be festival season without seeing plenty of crochet shoulder bags—the quintessential boho bag—every direction you look. With long delicate fringe, natural-looking yarn, and a relaxed hobo shape, the Sesame Bag by Indah instantly brings ’70s nostalgia to any warm-weather outfit. Paired with a vintage band tee and distressed denim shorts, you’ve got the perfect formula for a rocker-chic bohemian rhapsody.
To buy: Revolve, $111