When it comes to accessories, basket bags are without a doubt one of the absolute wardrobe basics to own, whether you’re going on holiday or not, even more so than beach bags – not to mention the fact they tick off one of summer’s most consistent fashion trends.
For several season now, designer handbags such as the Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza woven tote and Jacquemus’s Le Panier sell out pretty much as soon as they hit the virtual shelves, thanks to their fun fun and covetable twist on the otherwise stale holiday staple.
In fact, they’re not the only popular luxury styles, proving customers are more than willing to part with their hard-earned cash for this arm candy staple. Chloé, Gucci and Saint Laurent all have some great options for SS22.
Mango and Arket are always my go-to for the classic oversized woven tote, but if I’m after something a little more trend-led or an evening version of the staple, Zara and & Other Stories often come up trumps.
When it comes to styling basket bags, you can’t go wrong with paired-back neutral styles, though this season is all about dopamine dressing, so if you dare, do go for bold colours and embellishments.
Finally, don’t be tempted to put your basket bags away once summer’s over. Pick the right design and it’ll be wearable long after summer has gone – the key is make sure you’re going for a larger size to counter-balance the bigger winter clothes. Who doesn’t love an accessory that works hard?
Keep scrolling to shop the best designer and high street basket bags available to buy now.
Chloé's orange, yellow, brown and blue striped woven-raffia Woody bag is suspended by logo-ribbon canvas straps which wrap the base and form the top handles.
A classic oversized tote for all your essentials, including sun lotion and trashy novel.
Jonathan Anderson visited Paula's regularly on holidays to the White Isle as a child and has always loved its free-spirited, coastal way of life. Designed in collaboration with the Ibizan boutique, this tote has been woven in Spain from braided raffia and features the house's 'Anagram' emblem in leather.
A stand-out cross body bag handmade from FSC-certified paper straw and trimmed with supple leather details.
Handcrafted from chevron raffia complemented by tan full-grain leather, the spacious interior features two mobile-sized slip pockets, while the long leather handles are the perfect length for wearing in the crook of your arm or over your shoulder.
Muuñ’s Panier bag is handwoven in Ghana from elephant grass, which can take up to 3 days, then finished and assembled in the label’s French studio.
Zara wins yet again with this covetable rhinestone-embellished mini bag.
This neutral Christian Louboutin Loubishore raffia small shoulder bag is made with hand-woven palm leaves in Italy. It features two brown leather top handles, logo embossed panels and one main compartment. It’s fitted with a silver tone clasp fastening.
Gucci's 'Ophidia' tote has been crafted in Italy from tan raffia trimmed with navy leather and signature striped webbing.
This half moon bag is great for an evening out.
This white and gold rope bag is perfect for attending summer weddings.