Alexa Chung Just Proved This Affordable French-Girl Bag Trend Will Never Die

Straw, wicker, rattan, basket, raffia, jute—whatever you call it, one thing's for sure: It's the summer bag trend that will never die. It's not often that a specific seasonal look has real longevity, but it's certainly true when it comes to straw bags. Alexa Chung recently proved just that when she stepped out in New York City this week with a cute basket bag, which is a trend she's personally been wearing for well over a decade. 

There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from that the options can seem overwhelming, but I took great care in rounding up the absolute best versions to consider investing in for summer 2022. Scroll down to shop my favorite wicker and straw bags inspired by both Alexa Chung and the original aficionado, Jane Birkin

Then: March 2010

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On Alexa Chung: Chanel bag

Now: April 2022

best straw bags for summer


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On Alexa Chung: Celine Triomphe 01 Sunglasses; Gucci boots

The OG: Jane Birkin 

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Shop My Favorite Basket Bags

This is one of my favorite braided bags on the market right now. 

This £25 price tag is really tempting me right now. 

This beautiful raffia tote was handmade in Turkey. 

Don't forget: Not all raffia totes are tan coloured. 

Cult Gaia certainly knows how to design a covetable It bag. 

How cute is this beaded handle? 

This crossbody bag is perfect for on-the-go style. 

Gucci's version of the trend is incredibly chic, as expected. 

This one looks way more expensive than £33. 

This would also make for an excellent grocery tote. 

The same Mango bag also comes in this super-cute shade of pink. 

Another fantastic option from Mango. 

Yes, you can wear straw bags all year long. 

The neutral tones pair perfectly with a colourful sundress.