20 Reasons To Embrace The Laissez-Faire Attitude Of A Woven Basket Bag

20 Reasons To Embrace The Laissez-Faire Attitude Of A Woven Basket Bag
The summer wardrobe is a blissfully carefree one. Unlike its wintry counterpart, tasked with the responsibility of keeping us warm, dry, and somewhat sane, warm-weather clothing need only provide a modicum of functionality and ideally, the conveyance of “good vibes,” whatever that means to you. Summer accessories have a similar flavor profile, and we find ourselves welcoming lightweight, ephemeral materials into the rotation — specifically, straw, sisal, seagrass, paper, and the like.

Nowhere are these fibers put to better use than in the woven basket bag. This penultimate summer tote is the perfect picture of vacation-oriented laissez-faire: so minimal and inconsequential are your possessions in this state of mind that you could simply toss them into a vessel fabricated from mountain grass and stroll off into the sunset. There is no laptop in this handbag, no gym clothes, prescriptions, or overloaded keychains. This bag conveys freedom, not responsibility.
Bearing all of this in mind, we set about rounding up the season’s best woven purses and basket bags and were delighted to find them in every conceivable shape and size. From torso-sized circle totes to miniature picnic baskets to an on-trend drawstring bag, the woven confections of 2022 are ready to accompany you on any and all adventures you have planned this summer.

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Madewell Straw Tote Bag In Khaki, $, available at ASOS


Zara Woven Basket Bag, $, available at Zara


Saint Laurent Round Crochet Raffia Crossbody Bag, $, available at Bergdorf Goodman


Mark & Graham Wicker Shell Crossbody, $, available at Mark & Graham


Cult Gaia Coco Basket Rattan Top-Handle Bag, $, available at Neiman Marcus


Crown Vintage Chacha Crossbody Bag, $, available at DSW


Free People Santai Straw Tote, $, available at Free People


Mark & Graham Wicker & Leather Crossbody Bag With Bamboo Handles, $, available at Mark & Graham


Appita Appleseed Embroidered Straw Bucket Bag, $, available at Ted Baker


Sensi Studio Midi Handbag, $, available at Revolve


Urban Outfitters Mini Straw Tote Bag, $, available at Urban Outfitters


Madewell Bembien® Jolene Small Tote Bag, $, available at Madewell


Loeffler Randall Cyrus Ruffled Raffia Tote, $, available at Net-A-Porter


Jacquemus Le Petit Panier Straw Basket Bag, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Bembien Bembien® Marfa Bag, $, available at J.Crew


Topshop Wicker Bucket Bag, $, available at Nordstrom


Frame Straw Tote, $, available at Shopbop


Kate Spade Love Shack Heart Wicker Crossbody, $, available at Kate Spade


Lusana Lusana Raffia Bag, $, available at Anthropologie


Coach Small Tote, $, available at Coach Outlet


Topshop Red Finch Straw Mini Tote Bag, $, available at Topshop


Urban Outfitters Straw Box Handle Bag, $, available at Urban Outfitters


& Other Stories Woven Straw Circle Bag, $, available at & Other Stories


Folks With Pens Handwoven Market Basket, $, available at Etsy


Mango Handmade texture belt bag, $, available at Mango


Anthropologie Serena Woven Circle Bag, $, available at Anthropologie


ASOS DESIGN Straw Mini Basket Bag, $, available at ASOS


J.Crew Macrame woven market tote, $, available at J.Crew


Free People Penelope Basket Clutch, $, available at Free People


Madewell The Small Beach Tote Bag, $, available at Madewell


Erin Considine Allende Bag, $, available at Erin Considine


Pink Haley Aurora Moon Tote Bag, $, available at Nordstrom Rack


Bali Harvest Bali Harvest Handwoven Round Bag, $, available at Amazon


Nannacay Baby Roge tasseled woven raffia tote, $, available at Net-A-Porter


Eliza May Rose Woven Pouchette, $, available at Walmart


H&M Seagrass Picnic Basket, $, available at H&M


Clare V. Pot de Miel Top Handle Straw Basket Bag, $, available at Nordstrom


Loeffler Randall Wicker Tote, $, available at Shopbop


Khokho Sindi Leather-Trimmed Straw Circle Bag, $, available at Barneys New York


Hat Attack Straw Carryall, $, available at Zappos


HEREU Cabas Market Bag, $, available at Need Supply


Wild Fable Straw Tote Handbag, $, available at Target

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