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Trends: The Basket Bag

 

Maybe it’s because I'm seriously missing the Italian summer, but I feel that no matter where I turn (even in the middle of a Sydney winter) it seems everyone has taken to the basket bag trend with open arms.

When I was on vacation in Puglia one evening over “family dinner” at Masseria Moroseta, the lovely Mie Juel, style director at Elle Denmark introduced me to her favourite accessory of the season, the Jana straw bag from Australian label, Faithfull. The Jana has been sold out for months and there is a waitlist for this relatively inexpensive, light weight bag that can clearly be worn with pretty much anything in your wardrobe as Mie and any on trend Sydney sider can attest to. 

On the subject of woven accessories, wicker is also making a come back in the bag department. The most beautiful wicker styles are quite possibly those vintage beauties from the 60’s and 70’s that need to be pulled from your mum and nans wardrobes. 

I’m certain the basket bag will be with us well into 2018 as the demand for vacation appropriate accessories increases to cater for that growing "experience economy”. 

Here are few of my favourites from around the web.

 Mie Juel with the Jana Bag, image via  Mie Juel

Mie Juel with the Jana Bag, image via Mie Juel