Basket Bags Take You to Beach and Beyond

We still can’t get enough of the basket bag trend that’s been going strong for almost three years, and the love shows no signs of evaporating in the summer’s heat.  From tiny woven crossbody bags to architectural designs reminiscent of Japanese temples, the basket bag choices range far and wide. Want a tote to take to the beach? Check. Want a designer fantasy that should never go near water? Check. Want the odds-on favorite straw? Check for sure, but also consider wood, wicker, rattan, bamboo and crochet. Whether your look is sweetly feminine or biker chick, there’s a basket bag for you. Here’s a sampling:

Littledoe Praia basket bag, $275, littledoeislove.com

The OTHER Birkin Bag is back in stock at Littledoe. This little beauty is handmade in Portugal, so sizes may vary slightly. The bag is approximately 16 inches high including the handle.

Sensi Studio Toquilla straw basket bag, $279, matchesfashion

This bucket-shaped style is fully lined in cotton. Drawstring and tie-fastening top panels will keep all your summer essentials secure as you stroll down to the sea. This basket is crafted by hand in Ecuador from cream and black toquilla straw.

Hat Attack small wicker basket bag, $104, zappos.com

This small bag will accompany you to the city park in style. The raffia basket tote features rolled top handles and a flat base. Place on the grass by your park bench. It’s not falling over.

Clare V. Alice petite yellow woven bag, $175, ClareV

Reminiscent of circular vintage luggage, Petite Alice in Yellow Woven’s abaca weave boasts pronounced edges that give this bag a beautiful shape and structure that is refreshingly modern. It’s little, but it’s big enough to hold a smartphone, small wallet and keys with a little room to spare.

Sensi Studio Sculptured Basket Bag, $250, matchesfashion

They call this shape Cántaro in Ecuador, where artisans craft this straw bag by hand. The single top handle and geometric stripes in beige, red and white lend a bohemian touch to your summer wardrobe.

Bembien Chloé Bag, $185, Bembien

Pre-order is available for mid-June shipping on this perfect accessory for summer weddings and garden parties. A top handle basket bag in a hexagonal shape that is the exclamation point on any outfit. Made of handwoven rattan and with a 5-inch handle.

Nordstrom Open Weave Straw Tote, $99, Nordstrom

An intricate open weave adds striking texture and dimension to a breezy carryall topped with sturdy webbing straps.

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