The Best Basket Bags to Buy for Spring


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With the sweet air of spring just around the corner, it’s time to prep our closets for the warmer days ahead. And that means swapping out our heavier winter gear for some sprightly new pieces—starting with our handbags. Nothing conjures up thoughts of picnics at the beach, outdoor brunches, and springtime city strolls quite like the classic basket bag. From oversize straw totes to mini box bags and sculptural wicker baskets, the stylish and versatile carryall is a fashion-girl favorite. This accessory has found its way onto the arms of bloggers, designers, and the street style set everywhere. For the new season, take style inspiration from the woman who put basket bags on the world map: Jane Birkin. The English-French style icon famously paired hers with dreamy white blouses and denim. It’s no wonder this outfit has worked for decades—the combination is effortless and timeless.

No matter what style of basket bag you opt for this season, it’s guaranteed to put a little joie de vivre in your spring step. Scroll down to see our favorite picks of the season.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.