Traditionally, when you think of straw bags you immediately envisage the sea and sand, but recently we’ve started thinking of a wicker bag as a stylish summer accessory – whether you’re in the city or by the coast. Jane Birkin epitomised basket-bag-carrying chic in the 60s, and for the last couple of seasons the item has been firmly back on the fashion radar. There’s something effortless about carrying a wicker basket or raffia tote that lends itself to summer dressing and gives you that little bit of French insouciance. Whimsical and romantic, but still practical (despite what our partners say) – the basket bag puts a spring in our step every time…
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