The basket trend is back! 15 must-have straw bags to buy now

This woven style is no longer reserved just for the beach
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  • A straw bag is the must-have accessory of the summer.

    Exceptionally stylish and extremely versatile, the basket bag is a must-have, and a great transition into your summer wardrobe.

    The humble wicker basket bag has quickly evolved from a quirky holiday purchase to a high-fashion investment piece, with a price point to match. Take the Loewe basket bag, the cult status raffia bag has become an icon in its own right.

    Often seen adorning the arms of celebrities and influencers all over the world (and not just in the summer months), the classic Loewe basket bag (seen below in influencer Emma Hills Instagram post) sells out every spring.

    If you aren’t quite ready to splash the cash on a designer basket bag there are plenty more purse-friendly, yet equally stylish high street versions that will look great with your summer dresses. From supersized styles to quirky handles and personalised monogramming, there’s a basket bag for everyone.

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    The evolution of the straw bag

    The art of weaving bags from natural materials – dried grass or bamboo, for example – is millennia-old, with basketry techniques dating back at least to ancient Egypt.

    Jane Birkin remains most associated with the basket style when she made a picnic basket her signature accessory. In the late 1960s and early 1970s her trusted lidded basket bag was teamed with every outfit – talk about the ultimate basket bag #inspo.

    Jane Birkin and the basket bag

    Jane Birking pictured in June 1970 (Photo by WATFORD/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

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