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STRAIGHT IN MY BASKET

When I was little I had a yellow basket bag with raffia flowers that I absolutely loved. Oh, I took that bag everywhere from school to the park to bed. Eventually it gave up the ghost after carrying a few too many stones for my Care Bears' rockery (come on, don't tell me you didn't have a rockery for your Care Bears??!!) but I have never forgotten my faithful friend. So imagine my delight when I realised the rest of the fashion world had come to embrace the basket bag. Only problem now is which one do I choose....

Clockwise from top left:

Raffia cross-body bag with strawberries - Zara £49.99

Straw bag with pom pom detail - ASOS £28

Go bananas wash bag - Accessorize £12

Personalised rattan shopper - SWYC £29

I think I am going to have to hold myself bag from buying all of these ones. The Zara one with the darling strawberry detail is just lovely and will look fabulous with a white summer dress and metallic flats. However I also feel I need the ASOS pom pom basket which would make an ideal beach bag. The Accessorize wash bag also comes in a shopper, a make-up bag AND a purse - my word, Accessorize, what are you doing to me? And don't get me started on the personalised SWYC shopper. A basket bag with my initials on??!! Two of my favourite things ever. And I will obviously have to get that cute little crab purse too.

Clockwise from left:

Shopper bag - M&S £29.50

Orange pom pom mini basket - My Pom Bag from Home & Kids, Blackheath via Trouva £20

Starry straw personalised clutch - Lily & Bean £55

Straw basket bag - The White Company £55

This M&S shopper is a great everyday bag and the over-the-shoulder strap means you've got your hands free to hold the gorgeous little orange pom pom number from Trouva. Not sure just how little this is but it is very cute indeed. Goodness, another personalised option; this one is from Lily & Bean. Obviously I'll have to get this one too (this is going to be a very expensive habit....) And finally for all you minimalists out there this classic basket from the White Company is the one for you.

So that's my pick of the best that are out there right now. Obviously nothing will ever replace my beloved yellow basket bag but I think it only right that I give it a jolly good go.

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