Instant Classic: Basket Weave

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


April 16, 2012 10:00 AM
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Tisket Tasket

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