Hawaiian Purses: Stylish Bags Inspired by the Islands

Updated March 29, 2021
Hawaiian Beach bag

Nothing announces "summer-ready" more loudly than Hawaiian purses and beachy bags. Whether you go to an actual beach or just want a bag to hold poolside essentials, there are many options if you want an island-themed bag.

Beautiful Hawaiian Tote Bags

Totes are favorite handbags for so many women because they can fit just about anything and everything inside of them. For women on the go, these totes are functional and fun with their Hawaiian flair.

Pineapple Tote Bag

While most Hawaiian handbags are brightly colored and busily patterned, this pineapple tote takes design in a different direction. The brown color is muted and versatile enough to wear with countless outfits, but the single-center pineapple stays true to the Hawaiian theme. Made of cotton and jute, this tote is durable and washable. At 16" W x 15" H, it's large enough to fit just about anything that you need to carry inside of it. This bag retails for $40.

Spartina Hawaiian Islands Embroidered Tote

Another bag that stays with the island theme, but moves away from the traditional large, bright floral patterns is the Spartina Hawaiian Island Embroidered Tote. This bag is decorated with all things Hawaiian island-related. It's fun, whimsical, and unique. The bag retails for $148.

Aloha Pape'ete Day Tripper

Aloha carries just about every Hawaiian print that you could possibly dream up. This bright purple and pink floral tote gives off island vibes and warm and sunny thoughts. It retails for $68 and can be purchased directly from the Aloha website.

Heavenly Hawaiian Beach Bags

Hawaii and the beach go together like Sonny and Cher or peanut butter and jelly. If you are beach-bound, then a Hawaiian beach bag for all of your essentials is an absolute must.

Lilly Pulitzer Purple/Blue XL Market Shopper Bag

Lily Pulitzer is known for bright, light colors and the line has become synonymous with Hawaiian prints. The Lily Pulitzer Market Bag measures 20" x 10" and can fit personal items, beach blankets, water bottles, frisbees, and more inside. The bag easily collapses and folds up so that it is never cumbersome and always simple to store away.

ESVAN Original Floral Large Beach Bag

This beach bag is large in size, measuring 14.6" x 15.4", washable and waterproof. As far as beach bags go, this particular bag checks off all the boxes. The green pineapples hint at Hawaiian flair without being over-the-top, which is perfect for those wanting to make a Hawaiian statement but still not wanting to commit to the bright and bold classic Hawaiian prints. It retails for under $30 and is sold on Amazon.

Hawaiian Print Medium-Sized Beach Bag

This beach bag is available on Amazon for about $13 comes in three Hawaiian-inspired patterns, and meets all beachy requirements for a day of fun in the sun. Throw your wallet, your keys, and your cell phone inside, zip everything up, and off you go!

Hawaiian Inspired Clutches

Hawaiian-inspired prints on a petite clutch or wristlet add a pop of color to any ensemble. These fancy floral prints and Hawaiian-flair clutches will complement any summer-season style.

Monstera Print Clutch

This cute clutch plays on the lush greenery often found on the tropical Hawaiian islands, and its cute top clasp gives off a vintage vibe. This small bag is perfect for a night out on the town during a vacation. It retails for $56.

Tab Clutch Butter Floral

This clutch is feminine, soft and full of Hawaiian inspiration. The pleated material feels very vintage yet still trendy and fresh. It's a beauty of a clutch to grab and go with. This purse retails for $100 on the Loeffler Randall website.

White Pineapple Clutch

Tag Aloha Co. makes a line of Hawaiian printed purses, and this black and white pineapple clutch is a lovely statement piece to pair with any evening outfit. It's a perfect blend of island flair and classy design. It retails for less than $30 n the Tag Aloha website and if this particular clutch doesn't tickle your fancy, the site has tons more styles and designs to choose from.

Choosing Your Hawaiian Purse

When settling on the perfect Hawaiian purse or bag, a few considerations come into play. Choose something brightly patterned, but make sure that it will go with key pieces in your closet. You'll want to rock your new Hawaiian bag more than once per season, so make sure it is bold and fun but complements what you already own. Second, when you do settle on a style, let that be your piece of pattern. Having a busy Hawaiian bag, a differently patterned Hawaiian dress, and floral shoes will be far too much. If you choose a bag with lots of color and personality, play down the other components of your style with solids. Lastly, don't break the bank. Something like a Hawaiian purse will get plenty of use on tropical getaways and during the warmer months, but you might not use it year-round. If you are going to splurge on a year-round handbag, consider purchasing something timeless, classic, and well-made.

Hawaiian Purses: Stylish Bags Inspired by the Islands