When you think of classic, cult designer handbags, you no doubt picture the Loewe basket bag, the Dior saddle, the Chloe Faye, or the Fendi Peekaboo. You also likely picture your bank balance falling through the floor and quickly retire that dream for a time when you haven’t just splurged several months’ savings on a weekend with friends. A social life is expensive RN, no?
Thankfully, the very heavenly Loewe basket bag – which is the current must-have as agreed by both fashion editors and influencers alike – is right at the lower end of the luxury brand’s price point.
The label behind other sell-out styles such as the Puzzle, the Elephant, the Hammock and the Gate has, for the fifth season in a row, served up the most perfect summer bag in the form of its fuss-free straw tote – in fact, several incarnations of said design. As though it were meant to be, we’ve seen a huge increase in searches for tote bags of the basket variety, too.
Loewe basket bags are currently trending at Net-A-Porter and are undoubtedly top of every sartorially savvy person’s ‘to-buy’ list, so – if you’ve also got a finger on the trend pulse – you know what to do.
These are the best Loewe basket bags we’ve got our eyes on:
Starting at around £300 for the simplest versions, and climbing up to £1300 for the larger, more limited or decorated versions, it is essentially a classic woven basket with leather handles and a leather patch embossed with the brand’s iconic emblem.