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11 Basket Purses You’ll Fall In Love With

Keep reading to find 11 basket purses you’ll fall in love with. This article may include affiliate links and we may receive a commission if you place an order.

I’m relatively new to the wicker basket handbag trend. I’m sure I’ve had one or two throughout my lifetime, but I absolutely fell in LOVE with them when I was doing research for “10 Classic Sundresses For Every Body Type (Pear, Apple, Rectangle, Inverted Triangle, Hourglass)“. I found such a wide variety of styles, sizes, and prices that I had to create a post to celebrate them. From tiny and chic to clever and fun, there’s a basket handbag for every occasion!

What Makes Basket Purses Amazing

Basket handbags have a charm that transcends trends, carrying a rich history that dates back to ancient civilizations. While initially used for practical purposes like carrying crops and goods, these woven wonders found their way into the fashion world in the 1950s, becoming a symbol of leisure and luxury. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, actress and style icon Jane Birkin further popularized the basket bag, solidifying its status as a timeless accessory.

Jane Birkin walking through a store wearing an A line white dress with long sleeves and carrying her basket purse

But what makes these woven beauties so appealing? Their natural textures and earthy tones evoke a sense of warmth and nostalgia, while their unique craftsmanship adds a touch of artisanal elegance to any ensemble. As I mentioned earlier, basket bags are also incredibly versatile, effortlessly transitioning from beach days to city streets, from casual brunches to summer soirées.

Whether you’re drawn to their classic charm or their modern versatility, there’s a basket bag for every style and occasion. Pair a straw tote with a flowing maxi dress and sandals for a bohemian beach look, or opt for a structured wicker bag with a crisp white shirt and jeans for a chic city vibe. From casual outings to dressier affairs, these woven wonders will effortlessly elevate your summer style and add a touch of whimsy to any outfit.

11 Basket Purses You’ll Fall In Love With

MARK & GRAHAM

I love all of Mark & Graham’s basket purses (you should really check out their entire collection) but I am absolutely OBSESSED with this adorable little crossbody house purse! It is so clever and fun! It’s perfect for brunch or a day at the beach. I don’t recommend putting any valuables in there that you wouldn’t want others to see though! However you decide to wear it, this is sure to be a great conversation starter!

DOKOT

This is the quintessential wicker handbag for anyone that’s in their “soft girl era”. When I look at it, I feel like I should be riding my bike down a shady street covered by thick bushy trees on a warm sunny day, wearing a flowing sundress that whips in the wind while I ride. Then I let my bike fall to the ground as I reach a beautiful unkept field, where I pick wildflowers to my heart’s content, storing my bouquet in my purse as I go.

Mmm…yeah, that sounds perfect.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade has always had “feminine” down to a science. The white trim and gold hardware perfectly complement the warm wicker tone, and the floral pattern adds a fun pop of color and innocence without seeming too childish. Pair this with a lovely white sundress for the perfect summer outing outfit.

Clare V wicker basket handbag

CLARE V

I’m a huge fan of clean lines and classic looks, and this purse doesn’t disappoint! I love the sturdy bamboo handle and the soft billowy shape of the bag’s body. (I have a penchant for billowy things, don’t I? LOL) I also love the size. I’m the type of person that carries far too many items in her purse, and this looks like just the (reasonably) bottomless pit I need when I’m out running errands. It’s large enough without being bulky.

Cult Gia

Girly and sturdy, what a wonderful combination! I love the faux leather top. While I know it’s on trend for a basket purse to be topless (scandalous!), I personally prefer when I can control who has access to the items in my purse. A lid with a clasp is always appreciated over here.

J. Crew

Simple and elegant, this purse can either be used with the strap or as a handheld. I love that it looks classy but can be dressed down or up. It’d go great with jean shorts and a tank, or a cocktail dress and high heels. Versatility and affordability, two things I love to see!

Zara

First, let me start by saying that this model is absolutely STUNNING! Oh my goodness…a work of art! Secondly, I love everything about this look. I think rectangle purses are so much fun. They give an outfit dimension and character. I love the straight-across bamboo handle with the sold gold hardware that pops well against the stick. And again, I appreciate having the option to wear the bag as a crossbody or handheld.

XMLMRY

You really can’t go wrong with an adorable medallion purse. This one is simple and typical and a perfect grab-and-go bag. It fits all of your essentials without being bulky or getting in the way.

Patricia Nash

I loooovvvveee this! A sturdy well-crafted bag with a unique shape and a reliable clasp. What more could you want?? And the fact that it comes with the vibrant Apricot Blossom scarf shows the thought and effort they put into creating a complete look. This is a bag that I believe can withstand wear and tear and will last for years to come.

Old Navy

Leave it to Old Navy to create the perfect oversized wicker tote! This is the perfect bag to grab for a day of fun and games at the beach, or when you’re taking your little ones on an outing…well, anywhere. There’s plenty of room for snacks, toys, a small speaker, a book…whatever you need to enjoy yourself wherever you are!

Patricia Nash

I love shell purses. I think they’re so cute! While they’re far more common now, I still think they’re relatively unique and a fun statement accessory.

Conclusion

So there you have it – 11 basket handbags that are sure to capture your heart and elevate your summer style. From classic straw totes to modern wicker clutches, these woven wonders are a timeless addition to any wardrobe. Happy shopping!

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