The moment the sun is out, you see these woven basket bags and clutches all over the fashion pack.

Rae Feather

We love Rae Feather’s Monogram Book Basket, which is unendingly graceful and useful. Plus, the clean, chic website is a pleasure to peruse.

Star Mela

The London-based collaboration of an ex-buyer and an ex-model, Star Mela has been dreaming up stylish summer wear since 2007. Capacious and fun, their beach bags are the very essence of the season. We defy you to resist the Tia Basket.

Initially London

Ridiculously well-priced baskets come in various sizes at Initially London. You can make them your own by choosing from a gorgeous selection of colours for your handles, tassels, pom poms and initials, too. Perfect for presents.

Moda Operandi

The beach-bag section of this high-end treasure trove is a sheer delight. Nannacay’s Vix Baby Tote will make you want to book a holiday immediately – just so that you can fill it up and flash it around. The good news is that this one works well away from the beach also.

Le Papillon Vert

This website’s canny founder, Rebecca, did what we all should have done. While wafting around French markets in the summer of 2007, she fell in love – as everybody does – with all the pretty baskets on offer and decided to sell similar ones in the UK. The result is a range of natural, sturdy and stunning Le Papillon Vert baskets that totally deserve their expanding global fan-base.

July 2018