Now, there’s a good chance you already own a basket bag after last summer’s love affair with French style market bags. But this season that affair just got a whole lot hotter. From rattan cross bodies to woven straw totes, there’s a new wave of styles to covet.
Thanks to lust-worthy creations from Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga (some retailing at over £5,000), editors and top bloggers have gone crazy for this rustic arm candy. So much so, they are selling out, resulting in wait lists, catapulting these accessories to cult status. Thankfully I’ve found 3 stores where these boho bags are still very much available… but don’t hang about…
If you don’t want to pay a fortune, this is your number one spot for true artisan style. Most have come from Bali, and you’ll find every shape under the Indonesian sun: bucket, oblong, round… take your pick.
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The home of bohemian style, you’re guaranteed to find a ’70s inspired basket bag. Whether you’re after holiday chic or simply a relaxed weekend bag, you will not be disappointed.
This unique store prides itself on working in ethical partnership with artisans in Morocco, India and Turkey to produce contemporary handcrafted goods. And yes, you’ll find traditional crafts, fashion accessories, but also gorgeous pieces for your home.