The Woven Bag Trend Is Turning Me Into a Purse Girl

It's the perfect transitional piece.

Hailey Bieber is seen in Tribeca on June 16, 2023 in New York City.
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I'm a shoe girl through and through. Still, one of 2023’s biggest bag trends has caught my attention: woven bags. Celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Sienna Miller, and Elsa Hosk have been carrying them lately, and I suddenly feel I need one. They’re one of the best transitional pieces to keep on hand—or your arm—as we enter fall.

In my mind, at least, the term “woven bag” is synonymous with “basket bag”—those Jane Birkin-inspired, structured options often styled with a sweet-feeling summer dress. But investment bag brands like Bottega Veneta have launched a series of woven options made from buttery leather. One of the most popular options of late has been the Andiamo bag, which has been spotted on celebrities like Bieber over the course of the last few months. Plus, the brand's mini Jodie bag is still making waves across the fashion world, having recently been spotted on models like Elsa Hosk. Bieber has also been spotted carrying a larger version of the Jodie as well as a beige version of another trendy Bottega style, the Cassette. 

Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber are seen on January 22, 2023 in New York City.

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Whether you opt for a shoulder bag or a tote version, woven bags are perfect for wearing from summer into fall because they'll carry that bit of warm-weather essence without reading as a literal basket. If you buy one that comes in a fall-ready color like a rich chocolate brown or black, it'll double as a chic work bag, too.

To make shopping a little easier, I broke down the best woven bags into two categories: the basket-adjacent options that will still carry you and your belongings into fall; and the leather options that are certifiably cold-weather approved.

Straw Woven Bags

Sienna Miller attends day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 09, 2023 in London, England

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Leather Woven Bags

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Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.