Beloved of Audrey Hepburn and Jane Birkin, basket bags now have risen the haute couture ranks to become once again the season’s must-have accessory.
When we think of a basket bag, the image of a 1970s bare-footed Jane Birkin strolling along the Saint Tropez coast in a white shirt, straw bag hanging from her arm, comes to mind. When Jane Birkin made a basket her signature accessory when she was out in Paris, Cannes or London she didn’t know it then, but she was generating a million Instagram inspiration posts. The basket bag may once have been an accessory for the beach or market only, but in the last few years, fashion has taken it into every arena. You may have spotted them on the runway and in street style, this handbag style fits in quite well in any spring wardrobe, even if you’re not Jane Birkin.
The art of weaving bags from natural materials is millennia-old, with basketry techniques dating back at least to ancient Egypt. It was in the 1950s, though, that the straw bag came to be seen as a stylish item associated with luxurious travel, sold in holiday destinations as a chic souvenir. Across the Atlantic, basket bags became a vacation status symbol for wealthy Americans: Audrey Hepburn, who lived in Holland and Belgium as a child, often carried a basket.
The basket bag brings thoughts of seaside holidays, boozy brunch dates and a distinct French girl at the market vibe up. Straw bags are that bag trend we cannot get rid of whenever springtime begins. These carryalls are exceptionally stylish and surprisingly versatile. Whichever style you choose, it’s sure to be a failsafe option that works for all occasions from a casual springtime stroll to a dinner date. Because it’s not just basic baskets that have caught our imagination. The most popular brands are the most imaginative: from oversized beach bags and tiny woven baskets, handbag designers everywhere have adopted straw, wicker, rattan, and even bamboo into their collections.
We propose you some model that you will want to wear immediately: the VENICE, the SANTORINI and very soon the CASSIS. And we also propose you a model that you will want to wear all year long and not only when springtime comes: the MILANO. This is THE FIRST STRAW SATCHEL! With it at you harm, be ready to be the most stylish person in the streets and at work 🙂
THE CASSIS (with the mini Harlem)
The trend is still growing stronger. So just get ready for the chicest all year long Parisian vibes!