If you’re active on social media, you’ll have found it hard to avoid seeing Loewe’s basket bag lately.
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.
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 one of the most versatile bags we’ve seen.
Small Leather-trimmed Basket Tote, £350, Loewe – buy now
If however spending upwards of £300 on a bag isn’t possible for you, there’s plenty more where that came from.
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 £17.99.
Double Strap Mini Basket Bag, £35.99, Mango – buy now
Complete with removable strap, this affordable straw bag would look so chic with a spring dress.
Basket Bag With Leather Details, £99.95, Massimo Dutti – buy now
Trust Massimo Dutti 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.
Jonna Straw Bag, £34.59, Gina Tricot – buy now
This straw bag looks almost identical to Loewe’s original, but at under £35, it’s much more affordable for those on a budget.
Jute Basket Bag, £35.99, Mango – buy now
For those who prefer practical hold-alls to teeny, tiny bags, this oversized basket tote is ideal and contains a cotton lining too.
Braided Tote Bag, £25.99, Zara – buy now
If tan isn’t your thing, Zara have added a hint of black to their braided tote bag. Effortless and easy to style, you can’t go wrong with this tote.
Straw Shopper, £17.99, H&M – buy now
I can’t leave the house without taking half of it with me, so this straw shopper is ideal. It comes in beige and white – the choice is yours.
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.
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