The wicker trend has come a long way. Evolving from its utilitarian roots, it was fronted in the ’50s by the most OG of It girls Audrey Hepburn and Jane Birkin and picked up again in the ’90s by major fashion houses from Kate Spade to Coach. The ever practical and chic style resurfaced again last year, this time in various iterations of buckets bags, clutches, structured top-handles and cross-body satchels.
This season, everyone from Salvatore Ferragamo to Chanel’s beachside Spring/Summer 2019 show, are putting their own spin on this lightweight and timeless summer essential: variations include rattan, wicker weaves, and raffia forms — call us old fashion but there’s a rustic charm to all of them that their smooth leather and luxuriant counterparts can’t quite compare with
Our advice for acing this trend? Go beyond your typical wicker bucket bags and opt for non-basic iterations in hats, shoes, and clutches. To elevate the look, take the embellished route or skip the neutral tones, add a pop of colour to the simple material. Below, we’ve gathered the most unique buys the e-tailers and brands have to offer: