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Basket Bags – The Look of Summer

Every summer it seems I succumb to the same fashion obsession. I fall in love with every straw basket or bag I set my eyes on. I buy at least one new one per year, and then use them until they inevitably fall apart. Menorca is a really fabulous place to find them, with natural, simple designs taking their place amongst the coloured straw and more elaborately embellished ones. There is a basket to suit every taste, and they really suit the boho look of maxi dresses and cheesecloth skirts, but look just as good with jeans and a cotton top, or used as a beach bag with a Talitha Getty style kaftan.

Here are some designs I spotted and loved in Menorca.

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Spotted in Ciutadella
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Pretty colours in the hotel shop
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Love the gorgeous salamander lining.
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Very Moorish influenced
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I love the unusual shapes and prints.

On the day before I was due to go on holiday, my favourite straw bag suffered a disaster when the strap broke. I love this bag so much that I will be getting it repaired, but in the meantime I got a fabulous, classic straw basket from Menorcan brand Pou Nou which I know I will use to death!

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My fave basket bag – now sadly broken.
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My new bag from Pou Nou.

Find your perfect basket bag.

     M&S COLLECTION Straw Bucket Tote Bag T836089Y     £12.50 click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION
Straw Bucket Tote Bag
T836089Y
£12.50 click to visit M&S
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M&S COLLECTION
Straw Bucket Tote Bag
T836089Y
£12.50 click to visit M&S
Sequin Striped Straw Basket £35 click to visit La Redoute
Sequin Striped Straw Basket £35 click to visit La Redoute

 

Straw Floral Trim Basket £23.40 click to visit Laura Ashley
Straw Floral Trim Basket £23.40 click to visit Laura Ashley
Joe Browns Natural stripey straw shopper now £13.95 click to visit Debenhams
Joe Browns Natural stripey straw shopper now £13.95 click to visit Debenhams

 

Betty Jackson. Black Designer orange straw effect satchel £28 click to visit Debenhams
Betty Jackson. Black Designer orange straw effect satchel £28 click to visit Debenhams
Straw bag £24.99 click to visit H&M
Straw bag £24.99 click to visit H&M
Pull&Bear Woven Straw Shoulder Bag £19.99 NOW £12.00 click to visit ASOS
Pull&Bear Woven Straw Shoulder Bag
£19.99 NOW £12.00 click to visit ASOS

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