Catwalk to High Street: Straw bags and wicker baskets

Straw bags, raffia totes and wicker baskets are back with a bang for Spring Summer 2018 on the catwalks, with multiple different designer offerings. Think off-duty Audrey Hepburn and you’re halfway there already, with a fun loving and relaxed look.

If you don’t have several hundred pounds to spare for a casual-but-oh-so-cool bag (…and who does? I’d rather spend that kind of money on a holiday…) then the British high street comes to the rescue. Here are some of my top picks for woven bags, shoppers and baskets to pep up your summer outfits.


Small bags and clutches

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Top row, left to right:

  • Urban Outfitters wicker/straw woven cross body bag, £36
  • Very black circle straw crossbody bag, £25
  • Joules Verona raffia clutch bag, £29.95

Bottom row:

  • Yumi small watermelon bag, £18
  • Accessorize Mia straw effect circle cross body bag, £25
  • Marks & Spencer half moon stripe clutch, £25


Beach bags, shoppers and baskets

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Top row, L to R:

  • F&F metallic stripe rope handle tote bag, £14.40 on offer
  • Joe Browns tassel wheat straw basket bag, £37.95 (ebay)
  • ASOS Design stripe straw mini shopper bag, £30 [sorry, now sold out]

Middle row:

  • GAP, woven stripe straw tote £29.95
  • Topshop Shelly straw basket bag, £26
  • Nica Blanche raffia bucket bag, £59 (amazon)

Bottom row:

  • And Other Stories woven straw pom pom tote, £49
  • River Island green multi straw woven shopper, £38
  • Monsoon Maya mini pom shopper bag, £39.20 in sale


Structured bags

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Top row, L to R:

  • River Island black mixed texture woven straw bag, £46
  • Carvela Sadia raffia shoulder bag, £59
  • Anthropologie Shuri embroidered straw clutch, £9

Middle row:

  • Skinnydip mini Laurelli straw tassel cross body bag, £14 in sale
  • Dune wicker bag with tan leather flap, £70
  • Glamourous black straw box bag, £35

Bottom row:

  • Accessorize Carter straw effect barrel bag, 30
  • J by Jasper Conran black straw clutch, £40
  • Dune Ellissa boxy raffia shoulder bag, £60


There’s something here for just about everyone, with all the different styles, finishes and colours available. Just looking at them makes me start thinking about summer holidays already.

If you liked this latest Catwalk to High Street article then let me know and I’ll be sure to bring you some more bargain beauties.


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