Summer is edging closer by the day, so we can finally get excited about holiday accessories. Basket bags are at the top of my list.
The summer staple has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years, with Loewe’s basket tote easily being the favourite.
It comes in so many styles and colours now, with the classic basket bag with tan leather handles proving one of the most wanted.
Just as the weather hotted up last year, Lyst reported that searches for straw basket bags with leather details were up 50% last month. While Loewe’s has been the most wanted for some time, Jacquemus, Prada, Celine and Chloé dropped iterations to rival the iconic shopper.
Meanwhile Prada’s raffia tote bag set a trend in 2021 too. In July, searches for the bag increased by 296%, while pageviews for similar raffia bag styles have grown by 43%.
The basket bag is back with a bang for summer 2022, so if you’re as keen as I am on the beachy accessory, you’re in luck.
So many designers have dropped their own basket bags this year, including Marni and Saint Laurent.
Plenty of high street stores are also dropping basket bags ready for spring, including Mango, Warehouse and even Etsy. Check out our top 10 Loewe basket bag dupes here too, if you’re looking for arm candy that looks designer.
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 our favourites from just £22.99.
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Mini straw tote bag, £338, Tory Burch at Farfetch – buy now
Medium raffia basket bag, £395, Loewe at Matches Fashion – buy now
Logo-embellished basket bag, £470, Emilio Pucci – buy now
Anagram-logo mini raffia basket bag, £625, Loewe at Matches Fashion – buy now
Logo-embroidered raffia tote bag, £850, Marni at Farfetch – buy now
Panier caged leather-trim raffia basket bag, £1,475, Saint Laurent at Matches Fashion – buy now
Marcie leather and straw basket bag, £410, Chloé at Matches Fashion – buy now
Personalized Raffia tote with gold metal embroidered initials, £475, Mehry Mu – buy now
£175 & Under
Basket Bag in Palm and Leather, now £160.30, MAJE – buy now
Francisco Basket, £135, Sezane – buy now
Palmette – Brown Wicker and Leather Bag, £108, Alohas – buy now
Raffia And Webbing Large Tote Bag, £65, Reiss – buy now
Basket Weave Bucket Bag, £105, Ted Baker – buy now
Ayana Raffia Basket Bag, £60, Betsy & Floss at Wolf & Badger – buy now
On a budget
The Amelie Market Basket, from £25, Etsy – buy now
Beach Bag, £29.99, Amazon Fashion – buy now
Straw shopper, £17.99, H&M – buy now
Raffia shopper bag, £19.99, Mango – buy now
Stripe Jute Beach Bag, £35, Warehouse – buy now