Basket bags were all the rage in 2018. You, for sure, saw all those circle bags on Instagram. Then came Cult Gaia’s delicate take on the trend. Prior to those, of course, they’ve been a staple in our side of the world. Well, in 2021, they’re back in the limelight, thanks in part to LOEWE Paula’s Ibiza 2021 collection.
The bags from the Spanish fashion house are not for everyone — because they do cost an arm and a leg. The one pictured above — the Small Anagram Basket Bag — costs P35,900. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know if I’ll ever “invest” that much in a bag, especially when you can find really similar-looking ones for a fraction of the cost.
So, of course, that’s what I did! I searched for basket bags that look like it (perhaps look even better?), and now I’m sharing them with you. If you’re on the hunt for straw or rattan bags to add to your rotation, here are my top five picks — all available for purchase locally and don’t cost 5 digits.