Trend Alert: Basket Bags for Summer
19 June 2020

Trend Alert: Basket Bags for Summer

Nothing spells summer quite like basket totes because they’re so roomy and you can literally stash everything including the kitchen sink in them, which is why they’re perfect for the beach, or that resort vacay. While this year, because of the covid-19 pandemic, it wouldn’t be a wise idea to head to the beach even if we’re allowed to, so how about taking these cute basket totes grocery shopping with us instead?

Longchamp Roseau Straw Basket Tote

Longchamp gives us summer vibes with this new Straw Basket tote from the Roseau collection. Upon first glance perhaps it doesn’t look at all like anything from the current Roseau collection. But, look closer and you’d notice the Roseaus signature bamboo clasp and leather handles. Inspired by the braided summer basket, this Straw Roseau, with its maxi embroidered jockey on a horse logo, gives it a distinctively Bohemian vibe.

 

Jacquemus Le Panier Soleil Tote Bag

Made from woven beige raffia (yet another popular material for basket totes), what we really love about this Jacquemus Le Panier Soleil Tote , is the colour combo because who knew olive, pink and yellow go together so well? What’s great about this oversized tote is that it has both long and short handles! The rolled short handles for arm carry to ensure that it sits quite comfortably, and the longer pink shoulder straps allows it to be carried on the shoulder too, which makes it so versatile. Though the long pink straps aren’t detachable, the way they sort of just dangle downwards when not in use adds a pop of colour and another dimension to the bag, don’t you think?

Sacai Paglia Mini Basket BagWho says all baskets have to be oversized? This Paglia Mini Basket Bag by Japanese luxury label Sacai really resembles a straw basket, rather than the tote, thanks to its structure and open top. We really love how the leather patch logo is off-centre which makes it rather unique and unconventional. Its chunky gold clip fastening that runs diagonally across the bag also lends a unique touch because how many basket bags can we think of that integrates such elements that are usually associated with backpacks or belt bags? Though it comes with a detachable shoulder strap, we prefer it without it strapped on because this bag looks best handheld.

Chloé Marcie Basket Bag

Chloé‘s Marcie has been around for ages, and truth be told, it isn’t really as popular anymore. This summer, the Maison injects new life into the bag, by turning it into a basket tote, known as the Marcie Basket Bag. Yet, at the same time, it’s still distinctly a Marcie bag because of its wraparound leather handles, and the saddle-shaped leather piece in front, with topstitching.

Loewe Paula Ibiza Artisanal Basket Totes

Spanish luxury house Loewe has come up with a whole collection of Artisanal Craft Basket Totes for Spring/Summer 2020launched as part of the Paula Ibiza collection. This wide selection of basket totes are handcrafted by local artisans from all across the globe, from Morocco, too Ecuador. Available in a variety of shapes and colours, all of them come with Loewe’s signature anagram patches in leather. The brand will also be donating €40 from the sale of each piece from the collection sold between April and August to educational projects for children, particularly for those from socially vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19.

JW Anderson Two-Tone Basket Bucket Bag

What we love about JW Anderson‘s Basket Bucket Bag is its cotton handles, reminiscent of a knitted scarf, which dangles down the front of the bag, which complements the gold logo so perfectly. Without this detail, it would otherwise look like a regular traditional folk basket bag with a circular-esque base. Also, love love love the two-tone combo which gives the it a chevron-effect. JW Anderson has certainly nailed it by “making it fashion!”

Saint Laurent YSL Basket Effect Tote

This Saint Laurent Basket Effect Tote is possibly the most basic looking out of all the basket totes we have curated right here. With its horizontal lines, this straw basket bag, made of a chunkier weave, seems as if it was woven in strips, and then joined together to form a bucket bag. Perhaps the only difference in comparison to the above, is that this comes with long leather straps, and hence intended only for shoulder carry.

 

There you have it, our top 7 fave basket bags for summer! Now, which one will YOU be toting around?

 

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