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This season’s most covetable basket bags

No longer the reserve of seaside vacations, raffia, woven and wicker basket bags provide the perfect finishing touch to any look. Keen to inject your closet with a sense of wanderlust? Scroll down to discover this season’s best baskets

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You’d be forgiven for assuming that basket bags are synonymous with vacations, be it a trip to a white-sand beach or a jaunt through sun-soaked countryside. But, over the last few seasons, they’ve made the transition from summer essential to bona fide closet staple. Of course, a roughly hewn basket still makes the perfect accompaniment to bikinis, floral dresses and pretty much everything else in your warm-weather closet, but they also have year-round appeal thanks, in no small part, to their seemingly infinite versatility. Altuzarra and Dragon Diffusion’s luxe designs are the perfect choice for those looking for baskets with feminine flair. Whichever style you’re drawn to, rest assured they have all the romantic connotations of the original and look great paired with everything, from a crisp white shirt to tailored shorts and slip skirts.

Elsewhere, Loewe’s raffia totes have become cult pieces thanks to their elegant nonchalance and, far from losing their shine once you’re back in the city, they lend an air of bohemia to everything from louche suiting to blue denim. What’s more, these capacious bags boast room for all your daily essentials plus a blanket, making them perfect for days in the park.

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