In case you’re wondering, there’s a bag every editor at Who What Wear carries once summer hits. No, it’s not necessarily the latest It bag. Instead, it’s a back-to-basics option that’s equally acceptable at the office and a casual day at the beach. We’re talking about the basket bag.
The stylish bag has cool-girl appeal—not only is it editor-approved, but it also has a long history of fashionable fans. It’s been carried by everyone from Jane Birkin to Jeanne Damas to on-the-rise It girls like Sabina Socol and Louise Follain. And we’ve never gone wrong by following their lead. We suggest pairing the basket bag with high-waisted trousers and pointed mules for the office or a flowy floral dress on the weekend.
Keep reading to shop our favorite basket bags to carry this summer, starting at just $28.
Carry this straw tote all summer long.
This style comes with a detachable canvas pouch.
Wear yours with a maxi dress.
Carried by fashion girls like Anne-Laure Mais.
We love the gingham cotton drawstring top that can be left open or closed.
Snag this affordable version.
This style comes in four different colors.
Get your hands on this vintage basket bag from Chanel. We love the denim fold-over top.
Channel Jane Birkin with this style.
We love the pop of color with the leather details.
This luxe bag has a tortoiseshell lid and chain strap with an antique gold finish.
Wear yours with cropped denim flares.