If there’s one sartorial signifier that it’s summer, it’s the ubiquitous basket bag. Woven, straw, raffia, picnic… The synonyms go on forever. But undoubtedly, it’s one of the trend mainstays of the summer and they’re the ideal transitional accessory.
I picked up my round woven bag in Bali (I know, I kinda hate myself too), but there are myriad options doing the rounds at the moment. From the incredibly beautiful Loewe Ibiza bag to more affordable options on the High Street, I’ve collated my favourites into one handy edit.
Topshop SAIL handmade straw bucket bag ∙ Loewe Ibiza leather-trimmed raffia tote ∙ Accessorize Zeta wicker cross-body bag ∙ New Look stone straw effect ring handle tote bag ∙ Mango jute handbag ∙ Mango round raffia handbag ∙ Accessorize Liza straw bucket cross-body bag ∙ & Other Stories woven straw bucket bag ∙ New Look yellow straw round pom-pom bag
Of course the Loewe Ibiza leather-trimmed raffia tote is my one true object of desire. It’s the most wonderful slouchy tote shape that’d work perfectly slung over the shoulder to carry your essentials to work, as well as stash beach (or picnic!) essentials at the weekend. However for those of us on a budget, the Mango jute handbag is absolutely stunning. I adore the squared shape and intricate jute detailing.
This Topshop SAIL handmade straw bucket bag is breathtaking: the bucket shape and rigid handle would create a striking contrast with linen ensembles throughout summer. And this Accessorize Zeta wicker cross-body bag is super chic, with its lid-like opening.
Which basket bags are you coveting this season?