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6 Basket Bags Inspired by Loewe’s Raffia Tote

Save your pennies in style.

If you’re on Instagram, you’ll have found it hard to avoid seeing Loewe’s basket bag this summer.

The woven tote was one of 2020’s summer it bags, and if its recent reappearance on our Instagram feeds are anything to go by, it isn’t going anywhere fast.

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woman carrying a small loewe basket bag

Anyone who’s anyone has their hands on this bag – including influencers Monikh, Camille Charriere, Francesca Saffari and many, many more, cementing it as one of this year’s most coveted bags yet again.

The designer tote makes for the perfect spring accessory as it combines practicality with style.

It’s timeless so you’ll be able to hold onto it for a lifetime, and despite appearing as a firm cottagecore favourite on first glance, it’s also surprisingly versatile.

If however spending upwards of £300 on a bag isn’t possible for you, there’s plenty more where that came from.

Small Leather-trimmed Basket Tote Loewe

Small Leather-trimmed Basket Tote, £350, Loewe – buy now

The high street is chockablock full of basket bags that look almost identical to Loewe’s, meaning you too can get the long-lasting bag without spending hundreds.

With offerings from all the high street heroes, including H&M, Zara, Mango, we’ve found the best on the market.

Best of all? They start from just £35.

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WN’s Basket Bags Edit

Natural Basket Bag, £73.06, Etsy – buy now

Etsy has lots of basket bag options, but this one’s pretty close to the original. The best part is instead of the brand’s logo, you get to put your name’s initial.

Double Strap Basket Bag Mango

Double Strap Basket Bag, £35.99, Mango – buy now

Trust Mango to offer one of the most perfect basket bags on the high street. We can’t wait to wear this for picnics in the park.

The Amelie Market Basket / Hand Woven Basket with Beautiful image 0

The Amelie Market Basket, from £42, ALBERTandELIZA at Etsy – buy now

A great place to look for authentic and handmade bags is Etsy. These Amelie Market basket bags come in a variety of sizes, and they’re all handmade.

Chiltern Straw Bag

Chiltern Straw Bag, £120, Jigsaw – buy now

Have you ever seen such a perfect beach bag? This straw bag, which features leather details similar to Loewe’s basket bag but in black, will look perfect with a shirt or beach dress.

Maje Palm Woven Bag

Maje Palm Woven Bag, £229, MAJE at Selfridges – buy now

Okay, so this is still more than £200 but you still get a bit of change when you opt for this instead of the one from Loewe. It also has two straps, so you can just sling it over your shoulder when you’re tired of carrying it with your hand.

Furla Woven Tote Bag

Furla Woven Tote Bag, £236, Farfetch – buy now

This looks just as classic as Loewe’s but just a bit easier to access.


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