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).
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.
Small Raffia and Leather Basket Tote, £450, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza at Matches Fashion – buy now
Small Striped Straw and Leather Basket Bag, £475, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza at Matches Fashion – buy now
Raffia Tote Bag, £1,100, Prada – buy now
Anagram Small Iraca Palm and Leather Basket Bag, £490, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza at Matches Fashion – buy now
Marcie Medium Basket Bag, £562.38, Chloé at Cettire – buy now
Beige & Pink ‘Le Grand Panier Soleil’ Tote, £375, Jacquemus at Ssense – buy now
Straw Tote Bag, £790, Prada at Farfetch – buy now
Basket Bag in Palm and Leather, £179, MAJE – buy now
Raffia and Leather Tote, £1,700, Prada – buy now
£150 & Under
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, £89, TOAST – buy now
Raffia Tote Bag With Leather Handles, £169, Massimo Dutti – buy now
Olli Ella Soukie Backpack, £65, Anthropologie – buy now
Ayana Raffia Basket Bag, £65, Betsy & Floss at Wolf & Badger – buy now
Raffia Fishnet, £195, Vanessa Bruno – buy now
On a budget
Woven Miniaudiére with Handle, £29.99, Zara – buy now
The Amelie Market Basket, from £25, Etsy – buy now
Beach Bag, £23.99, Amazon Fashion – buy now
Betty Basket, £34, Lisa Says Gah – buy now
Straw Tote Bag, £33.99, GAP – buy now
Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now
Black Woven Tote Bag, £16, George at ASDA – buy now
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