One of the best perks about living in the tropics such as the Philippines, is that there are a few summer staples like the basket bags that are here to stay for as long as they like. It’s just like how the micro-shade sunnies and oversized printed sunglasses can be worn whether it’s warm or cold. So channel your inner Jane Birkin by grabbing the best basket bags in the market right now from these local brands:
Channeling the beauty of the natural world, Aranaz’ Resort 2019 stunningly highlighted abstract nature patterns. And as the collection aimed to bring the straw lifestyle into the city, the home-grown label featured an astonishing beadwork and straw detailing. With its gorgeous dark tones, and using the beetle as its season’s icon, it effortlessly takes the basket bag trend up a notch—making it more exquisite.
Aranaz is located at the 2/F Power Plant Mall, Makati, 2/F Greenbelt 5, Makati, 4/F Mega Fashion Hall, and 2/F Rustan’s Makati. Follow them on Instagram @aranaz_ph.
Showcasing Filipino heritage icons in a whole new way, Zarah Juan ingeniously created wicker bags that will certainly grab anybody’s attention. From the Sobetero, Jeepney, Pedicab, to the Carabao, the local label surely knows how to show Filipino pride en vogue.
Zarah Juan is located at 156 MGF Champaca Bldg, Amorsolo St., San Lorenzo, Makati. Follow them on Instagram @zarahjuan.
Creating a unique experience for every woman who wears their pieces, Calli Handbags made it a point to put a sophisticatedly modern twist to the basket bag. Embellished with such marvellous ornate beadwork embellished on a natural wood fiber, the local brand portrays how an exquisite basket bag can be used in any elegant setting.