Instant Classic: Basket Weave

From nights in Paris to sandy summer days, woven-straw details suggest style with ease.

jane birkin
From nights in Paris to sandy summer days, woven-straw details suggest style with ease.
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It's often overshadowed by that other Birkin bag — the one with a years-long wait list and a five-figure price tag from Hermès. But the humble basket tote that accompanied Jane Birkin on many a wild night and lazy day has tremendous warm-weather style influence. With top handles or ties, embellished in reptile or with rivets, today's woven accents are more luxurious and chic than ever — down to the last straw.

Jane Birkin, 1969

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Shoes, $1,495, Charlotte Olympia; net-a-porter.com.
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Bag, $995, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière; (212) 206-0872.
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Bag, $59.50, Club Monaco; clubmonaco.com.
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Shoes, $575, Camilla Skovgaard at Scoop NYC; scoopnyc.com for stores.
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Bag, price upon request, Dior; (800) 929-DIOR.
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Bag, price upon request, Fendi; (212) 759-4646.
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Bag, price upon request, Hermès; (800) 441-4488.
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Bag, $1,245, Dolce & Gabbana; (877) 70-DGUSA.
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Shoes, $1,095, Burberry Prorsum; burberry.com.
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