"A picnic basket, but make it fashion." I imagine that’s the directive every fashion brand gave their designers this season because, wow, have there ever been a bunch of straw baskets on the market lately.
Not that we’re complaining! Straw/wicker/raffia/woven baskets of any kind are some of the most versatile bags out there. A tote version is great for the beach, a more structured version can work for a romp in the park, while a backpack, cross-body, or clutch is great for the everyday. Just ask Jane Birkin, who carried around her petite wicker basket in the '70s wherever she went. Of course, she did a lot of things, style-wise, before anyone else, but that just proves this is a trend worth noting.
If you're in the market for one of your own, but don't know where to start, we gathered some of our favorites ahead.
Kate Spade New York, Spice Things Up Wicker Camel, $349, available at Kate Spade New York.
Le Birkin Basket, Birkin Basket, $99, available at Le Birkin Basket.
Kayu, Daisy Embroidered Woven Straw Clutch, $205, available at Net-A-Porter.
SensiStudio, Vamos A La Playa Tote, $290, available at SensiStudio.
Rosie Assoulin, Jug Mini Woven Clutch, $237, available at Net-A-Porter.
Nannacay, Baby Roge Raffia Tote, $170, available at Net-A-Porter.
Rachel Comey, All Wicker Baan in Clove-Black, $472, available at Need Supply.
ASOS, Skinnydip Straw Backpack With Floral Pom Pom Detail, $51, available at ASOS.
Cult Gaia, Tortoise Acrylic Ark, $278, available at Cult Gaia.
Far + Wide Collective, Madagascar Solid Yellow Woven Rafia Handbag, $120, available at Far + Wide Collective.
ASOS, Glamorous Paper Straw Cross Body Bag in Pink, $29, available at ASOS.
Alexander Wang, Raffia Bucket In Black With Rhodium, $220, available at Alexander Wang.