Wicker bags weaving style magic for summer

We’ll soon be embarking into our sun-drenched summer destinations, so it’s natural we’re craving stylish, beach-ready pieces

Medium basket in raffia and black calfskin and Scorpio bag by Zeus Dione
Left, Medium basket in raffia and black calfskin, by Celine by Hedi Slimane, £1400. Right, Scorpio bag by Zeus + Dione, £352. Fashion: Lune Kuipers
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After Simon Porte-Jacquemus’ Italia Riveira-inspired S/S 2019 show, the fringed woven bag in maxi or mini format became the star of our Instagram feed. A signature of Jane Birkin’s chic yet casual 70s style, the basket bag has now reached haute new heights.

Take Valentino’s scrunchable straw shopper or Celine’s basket bag, which mixes natural raffia with elevating black calfskin. Loewe’s penchant for artisanal crafts is reflected in a weaved basket with a luxurious leather inner to keep our poolside essentials safe, while Greek label Zeus + Dione’s wide-handled oversized Scorpio bag will be the perfect picnic companion.

There’s no need for a paradisal postcard background to carry these bags around, we’ll be sporting them come rain or shine, island coastline or city.

Large tote by Valentino Garavani and Basket bag by Loewe

Left, Large tote by Valentino Garavani, £1180. Right, Basket bag by Loewe, £1175

(Image credit: Iringó Demeter)