A buying guide for… basket bags | Accessories
BShopping bags signal spring. Just wearing one brings a good mood – one accentuated by images of women such as Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot in the south of France, a basket bag draped over a tanned arm.
For summer 2022, the basket bag is renewed with new shapes, textures and colors. It’s more about fun than a year-round investment, so buy a design that brings joy to every outfit. Who could not smile at a bag with eyes, for example?
Because basket bags have that 1960s and 70s heritage, you can find some great ones on vintage sites, as well as a reasonable number for rent. Tote styles channel Birkin, while smaller, smarter designs scream “summer in the city.” Just check the shower forecast before you leave home: it’s still April, after all.
Striped tote£87, by Vanessa Bruno from theoutnet.com
mini black£28 for four days rental, by Sensi Studio from mywardrobehq.com
Rainbow£79 per month, by Balenciaga from cocoon.club
Pompompomfrom £21, via Nannacay from hurrcollective.com
Heart£60, from East Town Vintage to depop.com