Last Updated on May 23, 2023
If you’re on Instagram, you’ll have found it hard to avoid seeing Loewe’s basket bag over the past few years.
The woven tote has been the summer it bag for years now, and if its recent reappearance on our Instagram feeds are anything to go by, it isn’t going anywhere fast.
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, £375, 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 £24.
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WN’s Basket Bags Edit
Straw Striped Tote Bag, £45, M&S – buy now
Trust M&S 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.
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.
George woven basket bag, £140, Muuñ – buy now
If you’re looking to spend a little more, try Muuñ.
The brand has crafted this woven basket bag from handwoven elephant grass, ensuring long-lasting and great quality.
Straw beach bag, from £80, 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.
Natural fiber carrycot, £35.99, Mango – buy now
The curved edges on this bag make it a little different to the OG, but just as cute.
Raffia basket bag, £32.99, Zara – buy now
Zara’s basket bag has canvas details, including a detachable crossbody strap for days at the beach.
Pocket Detail Beach Bag, £49.95, NA-KD – buy now
Add your own stamp on the Loewe look with this pink version from NA-KD, which also comes in yellow.
Pocket Detail Beach Bag, now £40, NA-KD – buy now
Straw Tote Bag, £54, La Redoute – buy now
If, like me, you carry your entire home in your bag, opt for a bigger option from La Redoute.
Natural fiber pocket carrycot, £45.99, Mango – buy now
If that iconic brown panel is non-negotiable, Mango has the answer.
Leather-handle Straw Tote Bag, now £95, Karl Lagerfeld – buy now
Karl Lagerfeld offers this classing straw bag that has the same brown shade of leather as Loewe’s.
Woven Shoulder Bag, £45.99, Zara – buy now
This one has a gathered drawstring closure making it the best choice for travel and beach trips.
Shoulder straw beach tote bag in beige, £24, South Beach on ASOS – buy now
Looking for an easy-on-the-pocketbook option? This one is a classy choice.
Jute Tote Bag, £29.99, Zara – buy now
This Jute Tote Bag that fits everything is also one of the faves.
Beach straw tote with dark brown trim, £30, My Accessories London on ASOS – buy now
Another of the big totes that carry all of the necessities.