Straw, Raffia & Wicker Basket Bags Are A Must Have This Summer
There’s no refuting the versatility of a basic and modest basket bag.
The humble basket bag can be transformed into designs that suit anybody's fashion sense and lifestyle. In the past, the best wicker bags were all-natural, handwoven, and built to last. Today, they are no longer limited to the classic basket shape, size, and color; instead we see designs from structured totes to twisted clutch bags and an array of colors, not just shades of yellow, brown, or tan. Some bags even have extra embellishments, embroidery, or dangling charms.
Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s, before her name became synonymous with the most luxurious and desirable handbag in the world, Jane Birkin used to carry a wicker basket she picked up in a fishing village in Portugal. Championing versatility, the English-French icon carried it absolutely everywhere from the farmer’s market to the airport, the ski slopes and the beach, and even at a Cannes film festival.
In recent years, the straw, raffia and wicker bags have come back in full force with luxury designers putting their expertise and magic spin on these accessories. The bag once loved and much publicized by Jane Birkin is having a resurgence this season, making it one of this summer's biggest fashion trends.
Below, we’ve curated a variety of the best woven bags for you to choose from and enjoy this summer season. We have got options such as a tote for the beach, an elegant top-handle for lunch dates, and a rattan clutch for evening parties. It's time to switch up your canvas bags for something that screams straw, rattan, and basket bag.