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13 Basket Bags To Consider For Our Eternal Summer

Embrace the heat with an adorable straw bag in tow.

Straw bags were all the rage last summer, and were frequently spotted with style stars like Camille Charriere, Alexa Chung and Anne Laure Mais Moreau. Versatile and as wearable in the city with jeans as it is on the beach, they’re still a highly coveted piece this summer. Here, we’ve shortlisted some new rattan bags to refresh your wardrobe and spice up your ensembles.

Leather trimmed straw tote by Hereu, £220 (S$381), via Net-a-Porter
We love the soft leather handles on this straw purse by Hereu, which ensure you get to carry this piece with ease. Leather trimmed woven bucket bag by Cesta Collective, £325 (S$563), via Net-a-Porter
Fans of sustainable fashion will want to add this piece to their collection. This woven bucket bag is made from sisal, which is a biodegradable fibre, and striped with organic vegetable dyes by artisans. Carry this eco-friendly piece with a recycled cotton kaftan. Mini fringed woven straw tote by Kayu, £125 (S$216), via Net-a-Porter
For something more eye-catching, opt for this vibrant orange fringed straw tote which brightens up your whole ensemble. Not only is it roomy enough to house your wallet and other essentials, it also has a drawstring to keep everything safe. Canvas and leather tote by Hunting Season, £460 (S$805), via Net-a-Porter
This small boxy straw bag sports delicate brown leather trimming details, which adds a sophisticated touch to an otherwise casual bag. Straw cotton canvas tote by Muuñ, £155 (S$268), via Net-a-Porter
Handwoven from durable straw and lined with a printed cotton canvas pouch, this versatile straw tote is the perfect accessory for a beach getaway or a stroll in the city. The inner pouch is detachable, which you can remove to achieve a more streamlined look. Rattan and gingham canvas tote by Loeffler Randall, £255 (S$442), via Net-a-Porter
Straw bags in sandy shades are classic, but can also be a dime a dozen. How about getting one in black? Style this dark piece with a floral printed number and a pair of mid-heel sandals. Raffia tote by Carolina Santo Domingo, £406 (S$703), via Net-a-Porter
With its resin top handle and glossy black and white raffia material, this bag ticks all the right boxes as a work-appropriate piece. Pair this with a collared shirt and a pair of slim-fit trousers when you’re off for a boardroom meeting. After work, clip on its chunky chain shoulder strap to go hands-free during drinks. Straw crossbody bag with seashells by Zara, S$89.90
This cute straw bag sports super over-the-top seashell embellishments. It’s just begging to be worn with a white off-the-shoulder summer dress, a sun hat and some strappy flat sandals. Raffia top handle bag by Ashley Summer, S$89
This handcrafted wicker handbag features a flower pot base and a circle wicker handle which can be folded up or down. Whether you’re carrying this to brunch in sunny Singapore, or off for a quick weekend getaway to Bali, finish this quirky piece off with a printed mini sun dress and a pair of stylish sandals. Natural tote bag by Zara, S$69.90
Simple and classic, contrast this piece with an alabaster cover up when you’re lounging by the pool. Round straw tote with crab print by Topshop, S$49.90
This offbeat round straw tote sports two quirky crab motifs, and will inject a fun slant into your ensemble. Lean into it with a Breton shirt. Mini Birkin basket straw bag by Luulaa, S$89
Jane Birkin was known to carry a straw basket in this very shape everywhere she went in the ’70s. To channel that effortless French chic, wear this with a white oversized tee and jeans. Box rattan basket bag by Ashley Summer, S$89
This box rattan bag is a refreshing twist to your typical basket bags, and gives your ensemble a bohemian appeal. Wear this with a dress in a vibrant hue.