The 14 Best Basket Bags for Summer 2024

Have a proper French Girl Summer.

Jane Birkin
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When you think about French-girl fashion, what do you picture? Probably a woman, her hair perfectly unkempt and messy, wearing tailored blue jeans, a Breton striped shirt, and ballet flats. Her handbag of choice? A basket bag. The wicker style is synonymous with a je-ne-sais-quoi aesthetic due to style icons like Jane Birkin toting them as everyday carry-alls throughout Paris in the '60s and '70s (the British model's bag was known to house all her essentials: hairbrushes, spare lipsticks, baguettes, etc). And while the best basket bags are undeniably timeless and will always be on fashion's list of cult classics, the artisanal style is experiencing its fair share of trendy buzz for summer 2023.

Crafty textures (think: raffia and straw) are a leading factor in summer 2023's trending bags, and, as a result, woven basket bags are gaining momentum as a seasonal style. And the best of this summer's basket bags are fit for a range of occasions and possibilities: Cesta Collective's hand-woven tote is your new go-to beach bag, while Patou's wicker basket is the one you carry daily à la Jane Birkin. Also to note is that today's top iterations come complete with life-proofing details that ensure they'll last throughout your daily wear-and-tear. Case in point: Loewe's basket bag, a fashion insider fave that is woven from palm leaves and reinforced with durable leather straps and detailing.

Jane Birkin wearing a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and the sleeves of a sweater tied around her neck, and a pair of jeans with her thumbs under the beltline, and a wicker basket hanging from her right arm, smiling on a street in London, England, 13th April 1973.

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Keep scrolling to shop our picks for the best basket bags that will help you tap into an insouciant Parisian-girl spirit for summer 2023. (If you're searching for even more summer bag inspiration, team Marie Claire has also rounded up the best weekender bags for quick getaways and the best shoulder bags to polish off your warm-weather looks). Bonjour, été!

The Best Basket Bags

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma Childs is the Fashion Features Editor at Marie Claire, who writes trend reports, long-form reported features, and style guides. She previously wrote for TZR, Editorialist, Elite Daily, and Mission Magazine and studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage and perusing HBO Max (in her heart, it'll always be *HBO* MX).