The girl with the basket bag knows how to master sunny weather dressing. She’s a modern Jane Birkin, standing in the supermarket queue with an air of French girl nonchalance; she adds a vintage touch to her weekend brunch look or elevates her denim cutoffs and bikini. That’s the thing about basket bags — they’re charming without being too-try hard, imbuing even the most basic outfits with a whimsical playfulness. And they’re the perfect spring or summer accompaniment, taking you effortlessly from picnic to beach, farmers’ market to dinner date.
This season, plenty of designers went back to basics, opting for Birkin-esque buckets or oversized holdalls. But there’s a veritable feast of basket bags and raffia tote bags out there, from mini clutches to kitschy, statement shapes adorned with tassels and metal hardware, in delicate wicker or chunky, exaggerated weaving. There’s no need to splurge on a designer label either — as a style staple, you’ll find basket bags scattered across the high street.
With more sunny days approaching, we’ve rounded up our favourite basket bags on the market right now.
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Thanks to its cool half-moon shape, this Anthropologie basket bag will easily translate to your season wardrobe far past spring and summer. Just wear with deeper, autumnal tones: mustard yellows, berry reds and forest greens.
Anthropologie The Bali Half-Circle Satchel Bag, $, available at Anthropologie
Wear with your favourite white sundress and sandals. Grab a cold drink and you’re party ready.
Sensi Studio Mini Mini Canasta Bag, $, available at Revolve
If you don’t want to shell out £500 on Loewe’s basket bag, this Mango design is a great dupe, complete with fluted shape and faux leather detailing.
Mango Jute Basket Bag, $, available at Mango
If you’re looking for a basket bag to splurge on, this raffia tote bag with orange leather top handles and a detachable shoulder strap from GANNI is beyond trendy.
Ganni Kraft Small Raffia Tote Bag, $, available at mytheresa
This basket bag means business. It’s big enough to cart groceries home, seaside essentials to the beach or picnic snacks to the park but far more stylish than your old bag for life or threadbare tote.
La Redoute Naturalle Soft Woven Jute Basket Bag, $, available at La Redoute
Keeps things cute and fresh with this midi-sized basket bag from Zara, fashioned with orange or green straps.
Zara Midi Jute Tote Bag, $, available at Zara
Basket bags aren’t just big, daytime holdalls. This woven rattan tote by Muun is the perfect summer holiday accompaniment, made to be worn to dinner al fresco and golden hour drinks.
Muun George Woven Basket Bag, $, available at Matches Fashion
If a Chloé bag is out of your budget, we love this Moroccan shopper with long handles. It’s the perfect size for heading to the beach, bar or city exploring.
Nkuku Hasani Moroccan Shopper – Long Handles, $, available at Nkuku
Looking for something a bit different than the classic style? Try this adorable fruit-adorned basket bucket, perfect for picnics in the sun.
By Anthropologie Fruit Raffia Satchel, $, available at Anthropologie
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