We’ve Looked Through Thousands, But These Are the Best Basket Bags for Summer

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The weather might be a bit miserable right now, but a reported heatwave will soon be upon us, when we can finally get excited about summer accessories. Basket bags are top of our list.

The summer staple has seen a huge rise in popularity recently, with Loewe’s basket tote being the favourite.

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It comes in so many styles and colours now, with the classic basket bag with tan leather handles proving one of the most wanted. While we’re a big fan of the classic tote, we’re currently obsessing over the label’s collaboration with Paula’s Ibiza (stocked now on Matches Fashion, btw).

@dress_loving_mama wearing a black long-sleeved midi dress in a rapeseed field holding a basket bag with leather tan handles.

Just as the weather hotted up, Lyst reported that searches for straw basket bags with leather details were up 50% last month. While Loewe’s is the most wanted, Jacquemus, Prada, Celine and Chloé’s iterations have also proved popular with summer shoppers.

Meanwhile Prada’s raffia tote bag has set a trend too. In July, searches for the bag increased by 296%, while pageviews for similar raffia bag styles have grown by 43%. While the coveted yellow style is now sold out, it’s still available in black and white.

If you’re on a tighter budget, there’s plenty more where that came from. Mango, Zara, H&M, & Other Stories and even Etsy has a variety of basket bags with a more gentle price tag and they’ll last you for years. Check out our top 10 Loewe basket bag dupes here too, if you’re looking for arm candy that looks exactly like the designer’s.

We’ve searched through thousands of basket bags on a mission to find the best. With options to suit every budget and style, here are 25 of our favourites from just £22.99.

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Small raffia and leather basket bag

Small Raffia and Leather Basket Tote, £450, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza at Matches Fashion – buy now

Anagram small iraca palm and leather basket bag

Small Striped Straw and Leather Basket Bag, £475, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza at Matches Fashion – buy now

Prada Raffia tote bag 1

Raffia Tote Bag, £1,100, Prada – buy now

Anagram small iraca palm and leather basket bag

Anagram Small Iraca Palm and Leather Basket Bag, £490, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza at Matches Fashion – buy now

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Chloé Marcie Medium Basket Bag

Marcie Medium Basket Bag, £562.38, Chloé at Cettire – buy now

Beige & Pink 'Le Grand Panier Soleil' Tote

Beige & Pink ‘Le Grand Panier Soleil’ Tote, £375, Jacquemus at Ssense – buy now

Straw Tote Bag, £790, Prada at Farfetch

Straw Tote Bag, £790, Prada at Farfetch – buy now

Basket bag in palm and leather -  - MAJE

Basket Bag in Palm and Leather, £179, MAJE – buy now

Prada Raffia and Leather Tote 1

Raffia and Leather Tote, £1,700, Prada – buy now

£150 & Under

Rectangular Straw Bag arket

Rectangular Straw Bag, £59, Arket – buy now


Allington East West Straw Tote, £99, AllSaints – buy now


XL Chiltern Straw Bag, £150, Jigsaw – buy now

Toquilla Straw Basket TOAST

Toquilla Straw Basket, £89, TOAST – buy now

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Raffia Tote Bag With Leather Handles, £169, Massimo Dutti – buy now

Anthropologie Olli Ella Soukie Backpack

Olli Ella Soukie Backpack, £65, Anthropologie – buy now

Ayana Raffia Basket Bag Betsy & Floss at Wolf & Badger

Ayana Raffia Basket Bag, £65, Betsy & Floss at Wolf & Badger – buy now

Raffia Fishnet

Raffia Fishnet, £195, Vanessa Bruno – buy now

On a budget


Woven Miniaudiére with Handle, £29.99, Zara – buy now

The Amelie Market Basket / Hand Woven Basket Etsy

The Amelie Market Basket, from £25, Etsy – buy now

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Womens Straw Summer Beach Handbag Shopper Basket Casual Handle Bag Tote for Travel Shopping and Everyday Use amazon fashion

Beach Bag, £23.99, Amazon Fashion – buy now

Betty Basket - Pink Lisa Says Gah

Betty Basket, £34, Lisa Says Gah – buy now

Straw Tote Bag GAP

Straw Tote Bag, £33.99, GAP – buy now

Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag & Other Stories

Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now

Black Woven Tote Bag George at ASDA

Black Woven Tote Bag, £16, George at ASDA – buy now

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