Say hello to these woven Chila bucket bags, which are made by the women of the Wayuu tribe
Summer is the season of swimsuits, as little clothing as possible, and sun-kissed skin. While we like to keep our accessories minimal in the warmer months (mostly for convenience in the heat), we also like to keep our summer #aesthetic strong. Thankfully, choosing a cute statement bag is one of our favorite ways to spice up our look. And though we have many, many choices, right now we’re crushing on Chila bags.
The handmade, fair trade woven bags are created in Colombia by indigenous people who create each bold, vibrant bag by hand.
Each purse is made by a member of the Wayuu tribe, and features a thick strap and eye-catching patterns. Whether you’re looking for something with cactuses, psychedelic colors, or flowers on it, Chila bags have something for everyone.
Since each bag is unique, and takes 10 to 15 days to make, you know you’re getting something special. Laura Chica, the founder of Chila Bags, says in an email,
We would love pairing these with a pair of colored pumps or espadrilles, a margarita, and our BFF. Are these the perfect summer bags? We this so. We’ll take one of each! And since the prices are reasonable — the bags start at $80 for a mini bag and $120 for a regular sized one — we may be able to do just that.
Summer’s never looked so good.