The best basket bags for 2022 from Loewe, Prada, H&M and more

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When it comes to rearranging your wardrobe for the warmer weather, there are a few items that you can always guarantee will turn up year after year. The floral dress (not groundbreaking but always a classic), strappy sandals and the basket bag.

Your winter accessory collection may consist of darker color palettes, with black, red or tan leading the way, but look to more natural fabrics for something that will complement the lighter hues of your summer attire.

The wicker bag has become a catch-all term, with materials ranging from straw to macrame to raffia. These humble and traditionally handcrafted holdalls give an instant sunny weather feel, whether it suits what the British summer is serving up or not.

The style has been at the forefront of the SS fashion agenda since Jane Birkin popularized the effortlessly chic design in the 1960s and ’70s, and is made for outdoor living. Whether you’re channeling Birkin on the streets of Paris, stocking up on fresh produce at a farmer’s market, or stuffing yourself to the brim for the airport, there’s a charm in every day. Of course, it is also suitable for the beach in terms of its aesthetics and can simply be looped over one arm when putting on a bikini and cut-offs.

The basket bag comes in all shapes and sizes, from micro to slip-in with just the essentials – passport, wallet, phone and keys – or a roomy interior to fit everything but the kitchen sink.

Loewe is at the forefront of this style, offering one of the trend’s most coveted variants each year with its annual Paula’s Ibiza capsule. Playing with fibers, colors and fabrics, the handcrafted bags are sure to be spotted on your Instagram feed. Prada’s Bast iteration has also been dubbed the it-bag of the moment, and if you can’t snag the sold-out original, or it’s just over your price point, there are plenty of dupes on High Street.

Shop our most popular basket bags below.

Loewe Small basket bag made of woven raffia

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Every year, Loewe introduces its Paula’s Ibiza capsule collection, the centerpiece of which are wicker bags. The Spanish luxury house is particularly known for its accessories with the iconic Puzzle bag, usually carried on the arm of the street style set.

Bringing your accessory collection into line with the warmer weather, it’s one of the brand’s recurring basket bags that’s always chic. Woven raffia construction is embellished with an embossed logo detail and adjustable tan leather handles. Also available in white and yellow.

Kilometer Paris Undercover Ibiza tote bag made of woven straw

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Inspired by the summer of the Balearic Islands, this wicker bag is made to adorn the party island with its juxtaposition of straw and crocheted summer fabric.

The latter comes in multicolored shades to add color to your holiday ensembles. It is handcrafted in Morocco and if you prefer to pay homage to another destination, there are also Positano, Como, Burning Man and the most universal Beach Club to choose from.

ASOS DESIGN crocheted straw sunflower bag in natural

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The new addition to your bag collection should bring joy and this tote will do just that. The combination of the sunny crochet sunflower design with the straw construction exudes summer feelings.

Straw tote bag with Prada logo

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First spotted on the brand’s SS22 runway, this bag was an instant hit among influencers and resulted in an almost instant sell-out. You can still get your hands on the style at Farfetch, and it has a spacious interior and an attractive raffia-woven design. Though kept minimal, you can enjoy the logo touch, signaling to all that you could get your hands on the Italian fashion house’s instant cult bag.

H&M straw shopper

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If you’re saving your money to fly somewhere far away fabulous and hot, you can still tap into the raffia trend at H&M. The high street hero offers this straw shopper for under £20 and in two colours; White and a darker pink – the latter might be best for the spillers among us.

& Other Stories Large tote bag made of braided straw

& Other Stories

This bag was made to be slung over your shoulder while you dip your toes in the golden sand. It has two handles – a larger one and one in the hand – and a woven straw construction. Combine it’s boho feel with the muted color palette of a linen coordinate and let the color dangle in accessories and jewellery. We recommend a headscarf and rainbow chains.

ASOS DESIGN mini tote bag with a happy straw face print in natural

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We can guarantee this bag will put a smile on your face as you dust off your warm-weather merchandise every summer. The mood-enhancing design is equally at home on city breaks as it is on beach vacations, with a choice of two straps – one over the shoulder and one crossbody.

Poolside The Stella crochet bag

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With a bag this chic, you won’t mind emptying out the sand at the end of your trip. It has a raffic woven construction made in Morocco and is adorned with durable leather straps so it can be the foundation of your summer looks for years to come.

Anya Hindmarch Paper Eyes small raffia basket bag

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This bag is instantly recognizable as part of Anya Hindmarch’s hugely popular Eyes collection, which has become a trademark. The basket itself is made from woven raffia and comes complete with a leather handle for comfort and ease.

Heimat Atlantica Shella mini basket bag in rattan with shell detailing

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To make the basket bag even more summery, Heimat Atlantica designer Montserrat Alvarez adorned it with shells to create a floral daisy design. These sit on a beige rattan construction that has been handwoven by artisans in northern Spain and Portugal.

Muuñ Line Net basket bag

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It takes Ghanaian artisans three days to create this mini basket bag, a staple of your accessory collection. The skilled artisans use elephant grass paired alongside canvas straps. The latter comes in two variants to make it easier to transport from street to sand.

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