Basket Bags Are Back for Another Year, But Not as You Know Them

Emma Spedding

Basket bags are no longer just for the beach—they're now a city essential too. A quick scroll on Instagram will confirm that for the third year running, raffia and wooden beach bags are the most-liked accessories, and they aren't just for summer. You'd be forgiven for thinking that the basket-bag trend was exhausted in 2017; however, Loewe has confirmed that they'll be staying put for another 12 months thanks to the brand's soon-to-be-cult raffia tote. "The basket bag was a huge hit for S/S 17, as it made its way into city dressing," says Net-a-Porter Retail Fashion Director Lisa Aiken. "We sold a huge number of basket bags last season across a range of different brands. This season, Loewe has adopted the chic style in small, medium and large versions starting from £250."

Of course, there are plenty of other options available—whether you want a playfully embellished basket or a '70s-style circle-shaped bag, we've found the styles that are being carried by of all of your favourite Instagrammers. So if you're on the hunt for the perfect basket bag, look no further. Scroll to shop our edit of the best basket bags to carry in 2018.

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