Straw bags have an appeal that, albeit isn’t for everybody, actually complements a summer outfit really well and may even be deemed elegant if you know how to carry it. In fact, the predecessor of the Hermès Birkin, to Jane Birkin at least, was a straw tote and that is what sparked the idea of a Birkin to Dumas. So of course, it is a tremendous force to be reckoned with! Even today, wicker bags are in style and women still strive to strike the same pose as Ms. Birkin in her iconic photo with a straw basket. Hence, if you’re a person who digs the wicker-style, especially given that summer is right around the corner, I’m sure you’d fancy this Beige & Black ‘Gucci 1955’ Horsebit Basket Bag via SSENSE.
The outer layer made of woven wicker with grained leather twin carry handles at the top in beige and black. Featuring paneled construction and signature horsebit hardware and black leather trim at face, the look of the traditional basket is much elevated in this Gucci must-have.
The textile pouch inside is protected by a cord-lock drawstring at the throat, but its interior is lined in beige canvas so as to ensure it remains as light as possible. Including the bumper studs at the base, all hardware is logo-engraved and gold-tone, matching perfectly with the signature 1955 Horsebit hardware.
At $2980 USD via SSENSE, this little basket measures 10″ in length by 11.25″ in height and is calling your name this summer!