Wicker Bags Are Everywhere Right Now—These Versions Still Feel Special


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I’ll blame it on the warm weather inching its way into spring, but wicker bags are officially everywhere right now. We can trace the popularity of the bags back to Jane Birkin, who famously carried a woven basket in place of a typical handbag—and fashion girls have echoed her cool style by adding them to their wardrobes. Over the last few years, we’ve seen them rise as a staple, and this season is no exception.

What’s different this time around is the addition of fun new styles. Yes, the classic basket versions are still available, but there are also new takes on the bag. Just look to “Love Bag” from Heimat Atlantica that’s covered in porcelain charms or a heart-shaped bag from Dolce & Gabbana or a version from Zara finished in a rich shade of emerald green. Whether you’re in search of a timeless style or a cool, updated version, we’re rounded up the styles to add to your closet for the months ahead.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.