The 24 Best Net Bags for Summer 2023

The onetime beachy staple has been revamped for the season.

Influencer Gitta Banko wearing a pastel blue blouse by MM6, a blue maxi skirt with floral print by Ulla Johnson, a blue net bag by Prada, light blue sandals by Hermes and sunglasses by Ray-Ban, all by during a street style shooting on May 31, 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany
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It’s not often that a handbag trend takes me completely by surprise. As a shopping writer, I normally have some semblance of an idea that a 2022 fashion trend is coming down the pipeline. This was certainly not the case with net bags, which seem to have appeared out of thin air to rule my TikTok For You page and Instagram timeline. The low-key trend has officially been dubbed the fashion-person-approved way to carry groceries and tote your towel to the beach or pool—and the best net bags take up next to no room in your carry-on or weekender bag, making them perfect for quick trips this season. 

Net bags are exactly what they sound like: a bag made from, well, a net. But, that doesn’t mean that they all look the same. This season’s iterations come in tons of different colors and net thicknesses so no, you won’t lose your wallet or phone out of the bottom of one of these bags, I promise. Some of the options on this list are outfitted with leather details to add structure and shape, while others feature an opaque bag inside them for all of your prized possessions. When it comes to styling them, treat your next net bag as you would a normal daytime tote. Many of them come in neutral colorways like black, cream, or brown, so you should have no difficulty pairing them with one of your favorite summer dresses

Keep reading to shop all of our editor-approved selections. Think of the net bag as your one-stop-shop for some serious French girl-inspired style this season. And, if I’m being honest, I’m never not trying to emulate French style these days.