If any of you have seen photos of Jane Birkin carrying her wicker basket as a bag (wayyyyy before she discovered Hermes!), you probably lost your mind as I did. I don’t know about you but I have desperately tried to find a basket to copy that look for YEARS.
I combed vintage and retail stores alike but never found anything amazing that made my knees weak. A few vintage ones did come home with me but wicker bags of yesteryear were stiff and hard to carry, and generally of classic (boring) shapes.
This year, however, wicker loving snobs can all rejoice! Not only are wicker bags now functional and easy to carry, they are FUN and cool! Here are my favorites for the season in different price points. Enjoy and have a good weekend!
Edie Parker Jane Suede-Paneled Wicker Shoulder Bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $2,195) this is by far my favorite wicker basket bag EVER! Edie Parker infuses a whimsical 60’s rainbow flair to a simple basket shape. I love the suede panel detailing, it just feels so luxe!
Sophie Anderson Cinto Striped Wicker Basket Bag (on MATCHESFASHION.com for $234) here is a fun one that won’t cramp your Friday night martini budget.
Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Wicker Shoulder Bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $3,395) if you’re into super luxe crafting and don’t mind dipping deep in your wallet- this is it. Handpainted and hand woven details are hard to beat!
Rachel Comey All Wicker Baan (at Need Supply Co. for $472) are you a minimalist? This is the bag for you.
J. McLaughlin Ava Bamboo Handle Wicker Satchel (at J. McLaughlin for $198) Ahhh, a classic with bamboo wicker- the look of designer without the price tag. Win win wicker!
Prada Midollino Floral-Embellished Wicker and Canvas Tote (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,730) I never thought I would ever find a pink basket bag- this is like every childhood tea party fantasy fulfilled.
Kate Spade New York Spice Things Up Wicker Camel Handbag (at Nordstrom for $498) Who knew I would ever need or crave a camel wicker bag but I do! I also want to be in Casablanca shopping at the souks when I carry it.
Stella McCartney Falabella Box Wicker Mini Bag (at Stella McCartney for $1,340) you can not go wrong with Stella’s beloved Falabella redone in wicker!
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Lock Shoulder Bag (at Salvatore Ferragamo for $1,750) Does this bag make you want to dance? Ferragamo struck the perfect chord of mixed materials making this one of my favorite bags for the summer!