I've Finally Bought Summer's Designer It Bag, and I Don't Regret it

As a fashion editor, the majority of my job is to discover, write about or style new trends. It’s exciting to see what’s coming up next and also rather tempting, to say the least. The thing is, though, I’ve run out of space in my small two-bedroom flat in East London. And for as long as I put off an inevitable mass clear-out, I have to think about what I actually need instead of making impulse purchases. And considering the Loewe basket bag has been around for years now, I felt safe in the knowledge that buying one was a wise investment. Instead of the classic style we've all seen, I went for the new Paula’s Ibiza anagram bag, and it hasn’t left my side since I unwrapped the Net-a-Porter box.

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(Image credit: @francescasaffari)

Style Notes: The carry-everything bag can be used as a handheld or shoulder bag just like Francesca Saffari's Prada. I love it with the green shorts and strappy sandals.

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(Image credit: @threadsstyling)

I’ve always loved the look of a basket bag, but as a small-bag (often micro-bag) fan, I just didn’t think I would wear it that much. I was wrong. The style goes with absolutely every outfit, I can carry so much in it without having to bring a grubby canvas tote wherever I go, and a straw bag just feels like summer.

Sure, the designer styles are an investment, but considering you’ll wear them with every outfit, each summer, for the rest of time, I can vouch for the fact they’re worthy of the splurge. So keep scrolling to see the other designer basket bags that are firmly on my wish list in 2024.

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This story was originally posted at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.