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

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 forth 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 2018; however, Loewe has confirmed that they'll be staying put for another 12 months thanks to the brand's cult-status raffia tote. Now though, there's even more iterations of the coveted arm-candy. 

Whether you want a playfully embellished basket or a wide-brim bag you can take with you on your weekly shop, 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 2019, neatly categorised into the top trends. 

EMBELLISHED

Often deemed too casual for more formal occasions, basket bags have been given a fancy overhaul with the addition of gems and jewels. Le Niné's baskets are still somewhat under the radar, but we think they're poised to go big incredibly soon. 

MARKET

Moving away from the structured top-handle picnic basket, market bags are fast becoming the influencer arm candy of choice. Designed to be roomy enough to fit your entire weekly shop, it also doubles up as the perfect weekender tote. 

EMBROIDERED

Embroidery always makes a comeback during the warmer months, though never before have we seen it on so many basket bags. For the ultimate investment, opt for Loewe's leather-trimmed tote. 

ANIMAL

If an occasion doesn't call for an animal-shaped basket bag, we don't want to be invited. From Cult Gaia's Babe to Mango's turtle crossbody, we'll take the entire menagerie. 

BRIGHT

Yes, 2019 has seen bright basket bags make a big impact on the sartorial scene. Wear yours against a neutral or all-white ensemble to ensure it really stands out. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Now that you've found the perfect basket bag and are feeling suitably summery, now's the time to start thinking about a new dress investment.