28 Best Basket Bags (Vintage and Current) for a Timeless Summer Look

Several bags get classified as classic—a structured black leather bag, a monogrammed canvas tote, a satin clutch for dressier moments. But what about the wicker purse, the best basket bag of them all? Since its heyday in the 1950s, when women toted around wicker and plasticky woven top-handle bags all summer long, the bag has maintained its status.

It’s important to note the many iterations for the basket bag; there’s the au currant designer market tote bag (popularized by Loewe) that riffs on the traditional French and Moroccan woven palm-leaf bags. There are also the bucket-shaped bags popularized by Jane Birkin and Cesta Collective that are pretty much just a basket worn as a purse. 

The best part of the classic wicker purse is that you’ll always be able to shop them. Right now, Mark Cross is offering up his prim Grace Box Bag in a wicker version, while Jacquemus is doing just the same with his Le Chiquito. For vacations, Brazilian label Serpui has you absolutely covered. Should you want to go less Upper East Side, grab one in a cylindrical shape—we like some from Max Mara and Maria Oliver. But why not go full circle and shop vintage? Etsy will lead you to a trove of ’50s wicker bags that deserve to be adored for decades to come.

Shop all these and more of the best basket bags, below.

The Market Bag

Altuzarra Watermill woven straw tote

AnewStraw French basket bag

Jacquemus Le Panier Soleil tote

Tory Burch Ella straw basket tote

Balenciaga Bistro small shoulder bag

Marni Tropicalia embroidered raffia and leather tote

The Net Bag

Prada Celeste raffia tote

J.Crew Cadiz hand-knotted rope tote

Filt French net market bag

Uniqlo Paul and Joe net tote

Longchamp Le Pliage Filet knit bag

The Frankie Shop Fana mini net bag

Btb Jayden market raffia tote

The Wicker Bag

Wicker Wings Kuai handbag

Serpui Brooke colorblock wicker bag

Miu Miu Midollino large buckle shoulder bag

Thom Browne wicker basket bag

Jacquemus Le Chiquito Osier shoulder bag

Mark Cross Grace small box bag

Mark & Graham crossbody bag

The Bucket Bag

Maria Oliver Monica crocodile-wicker bucket bag

Max Mara Jane1 rattan bucket bag

Rosantica embellished wicker bucket bag

Muuñ Lou Basket straw bag

Serpui Charlotte bead wicker bag

The Vintage Bag

Carla Sue Vintage wicker handbag

Moon and Soda basket purse bag

Lady Jane Vintage wicker purse

Good Vintage wicker and leather satchel handbag

Stylecraft Miami vintage handbag

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