The straw basket can be your go-to bag in the warmer months. It’s an ideal summer carry-all and can and should be a little more playful than your other handbags. A simple basket looks chic but whimsical details that give it vintage or ethnic appeal work too. If it’s well-made, you may be surprised at how much you can carry in it.
Style icon Jane Birkin made the straw basket famous in the ‘70s when she made it her signature handbag, long before Hermes made a bag in her honor, The Birkin.