Every season there is a must have or “it” bag. You may have noticed that basket, woven, and wicker bags have been the hottest trend this summer! They are perfect for a barbeque with friends, summer parties or dressed up for a formal date night out. We love trends that are friendly for every budget. Many of these basket bags vary in price ranges from high to low! Our top picks can be found below.

When a handbag becomes a must have accessory of the season it is normally because of its luxury quality but this isn’t the case with the basket bag. Made from straw, basket bags make you think of wandering around a market carrying a bunch of flowers, a picnic, or carrying a towel to the beach. The bags are generally hand woven and come in a variety of styles from traditional hand held basket, tote style or oversized bag for shopping.

The beauty of the basket bag is that it pretty much goes with anything. You can pair it with your summer dresses and heels. However, you can also dress it down with shorts and a top. If you’re going to buy one bag this summer, make sure it’s one of these!

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Natural Ava Bamboo Handle Wicker Satchel $198 

Think a smaller and more fashionable version of a picnic basket. This takes a normal outfit and makes it ten times more chic. The bamboo handle adds a fun tropical touch to this darling bag.  You can pair this piece with any of your summer dresses. The wicker satchel handbag has a price tag under $200 and will be a staple in your closet for years to come.

J. Mclaughlin Wicker Clutch  $138

Wicker clutches are another hot trend this summer. I’ve seen a lot of wicker clutches this season but I think this one takes the cake! This bag is small, however it’s able to hold all of your must have items such as your cell phone, lip gloss and keys. The bright colored fringe adds a fun touch to make a perfect statement piece. This bag is actually incredibly versatile, as you can wear it with your white summer dresses or with many of the colors on the bag!

Cult Gaia Bag $128

The Cult Gaia Bag is the “IT” bag of the season. It was all over fashion week and spotted on bloggers all over Instagram. The Cult Gaia Bag has the most timeless silhouette. This bag comes in two sizes small and large. Plus, it comes in light pink, black and this brown color shown above. It has a price point of under $200 and is worth every penny.

Some other great basket bags are:

  • Monogram Dip Dye Basket Bag $205
  • Mar y Sol ‘Ibizba’ Woven Tote with Tassels $139 
  • Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Bag- byrdie straw bag $278

You can find your perfect basket or wicker bag at many other retailers such as Nordstrom and Shopbop also, don’t forget about the 50% off Coach sale that is happening now.

 

 

 

 

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