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.
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, £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 £25.
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WN’s Basket Bags Edit
Straw Basket Bag, £74.98, Etsy – buy now
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.
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, £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.
Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now
& Other Stories is always our go-to for every day pieces that stand the test of time. While their prices are usually relatively high for a high street retailer, this woven tote bag will only set you back £55.