This summer we all deserve to have a little fun. And what’s more fun than shopping for the perfect summer holiday bags. Get set for your adventures – wherever they may be – with our guide to the six summer handbags we can’t do without this season.

The holiday shoulder bag every overpacker needs

Our London Design Studio looked to the history of travel when designing the Morris Road family. The vintage inspiration is evident in the statement stripe and corner patch detailing. We love that these non-leather styles feel nicely lightweight as summer holiday bags.

Think of everything you could fit in this shoulder bag. From your reusable water bottle to that book you’ve been wanting to read for months. Carry it all without being weighed down.

Don’t zip up your case without a small holiday cross body bag

Wondering what trends should be on your holiday bag checklist? Quilting is a big one. And it’s showcased to perfection on Finsbury Park. In this brand new shade of Khaki, a true summer staple.

Did we mention this cross body bag is part of our sustainable Radley Responsible collection? Made with recycled polyester that began its life as discarded plastic bottles, and water-based PU. This produces less than 60% of the emissions of oil-based.

When it comes to holiday beach bags, we know our stuff

We’re so confident, we even named it Beach Close. This special edition is Beach Close Pride. The bag is reversible, with this fab rainbow print to one side, and our Radley London logo in rainbow shades on the reverse. Two looks in one gives you so much versatility for a holiday beach bag.

And our favourite thing about it? 20% of the sale price paid will be donated to Stonewall – a charity supporting the LGBTQ+ community.*

Out for dinner? You need this evening summer handbag

It’s the perfect little sleek bag that tucks under your arm. Our in-house Designers’ inspiration comes straight from the streets and style of London. One of our favourite bags for summer 2021, meet Summerstown Ruffle. We love this rich Butterscotch colour for its versatility. Imagine it against denim. Or a white sundress. Yes please.

Your ultimate summer tote bag

You can’t always rely on the sun to appear during a British summer. But you can rely on our Chrisp Street tote to brighten your day. This summer handbag is inspired by the colours of the sunrise after all. This sizable bag is made for those days when you’ll be out from morning till evening, and need to bring a jacket, maybe a spare pair of shoes, your make-up bag, plus all of the usual.

The holiday handbag that can be used year-round

Your Fawne Street backpack is going to become a favourite. One of our brand-new summer bags for 2021, we imagine it as the perfect carry-on. Or to compliment your style when heading off on a city break. The grained leather is hardwearing, and of course our Designers have thought to add padded straps and an abundance of pockets.

If we’ve got you dreaming of warm weather plans, check out our new Radley London designs for even more of the latest summer handbags. If you’re planning a trip and need the perfect case to fit all of these handbags into, our luggage selection has all of the sizes and styles you could need.

*Find full terms and conditions here. 20% of the sale price paid (including VAT) for each Beach Close Pride Large Open Top Tote (product code: H4319287) will be donated to Stonewall (registered charity number 1101255).