Flip-flops – check!
Sunscreen lotions… lots of it – check!
Good book and sunglasses – ooh so check!
How about your tote beach bags???
I think beach bags are one of the best summer accessories that every beach bum should have.
Bags are the only accessory that doesn’t makes you fat. My apology but it’s true.
The truth why I love beach bags – they are eco-friendly and so artistically handmade. Carrying something knowing that it was made by more than two (2) people weaving, is such a good pride. And I like the fact that it is made by local artisans – if you gonna spend your cash on something, why not spend it for something locally-made with heat and sweat.
No more unstylish cargo backpack that you use for your backpacking trips with your buddies. Besides, a good beach bags is a very nice ice breaker, who knows – you’ll gonna meet your new girt best friends!
So I got soooooooo effin inspired by the design of Jamie Lim, carrying the label Kayu.
It fun and fresh… and beachy fabulous!
I remember back in college when I proudly carry a beach bag made in hand-crafted buri and abaca, which I decorated with fabulous colored fabrics and beads, and happily strutting around my school campus like a Dolce and Gabbana babe. Three days later, I saw at least 20 female students carrying similar bags like mine. That day I was labeled a trendsetter, LOL
By the way, who says you can’t carry a beach bag in the city? In the office or even in formal parties?
These pieces are eco-fashion, fresh designs and also not mass-produced.
Take a look of Jamie’s design inspired by the all-year summer, created by her artisans from Southeast Asia, particularly in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia – countries that celebrates 365days of summer and we are just sooooo effin lucky!
Hand purses starts from $69.00 and bags costs up to $208.00, which I find it way toooo expensive.
I know somewhere in Bicol Region and down to Visayan and Mindanao that sells these for as low as $5.00 for purses, and $10.00 for handbags.
While writing this review, I am actually thinking of phoning my Amigas from the south and order some bags to strut here in the city, LOL.
Forget about the price, (as I understand they are selling it outside the Philippines) her designs are so pretty that even most socialites and city’s fashionistas wouldn’t think it is made in the Southeast Asia.