Are Basket Bags Still Fashionable? (Because I Just Bought One)

Oh come on. You must have known that it was only a matter of time before I devoted a blog post to my new bag. Mainly because it was a luxury purchase at £135 (which for a basket bag is fairly high end.) Also I have really fallen in love with it and the way it makes me feel very ‘fashion’. Is that ridiculous? Stay with me on this one.

I spend a lot of time on Pinterest and although I am very confident with how I dress I do feel that I lack that completely ‘put together’ look with my outfits. Thankfully pinterest inspires me all the time with fashion ideas. I will hold my hands up and say I am definitely not original. I like to see what looks great on others and find versions that will suit my particular figure. This is where I first laid eyes on the Cult Gaia bag and for me it was love at first sight.

I have been lusting over this bag since last summer and I feel confident that the trend isn’t going anywhere. We are using basket bags for more than just holidays. They carry a bunch of peonies pretty well too! So why did I buy the premium version of this bag rather than the eBay/Etsy dupes? This is where I know I will lose some of you. The mixture of wanting this bag for so long and how much I really loved it made buying a replica seem less special. I know that absolutely no one would know except me but I don’t buy items for anyone else benefit.

Dress Baukjen Bag Cult Gaia Shoes Next Necklace Missoma

Maybe this bag doesn’t float your boat. I get that a lot of the things I buy will divide people. That is because fashion is so personal. It should be what you love and what makes you feel great. So with that in mind I have searched for some great alternatives across the high street.

Do you think baskets bags are here to stay? And how many is too many? (Asking for a friend)



  1. Claire
    June 13, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    I’m not really fussed either way about the bag, but I just had to comment to say I wish I could afford that dress at the moment because you’ve made it look amazing! I’m sure I’d make it look like a sack of spuds, but doesn’t stop me loving it.

    • Cara
      June 13, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Do you know what it is sooo flattering. I don’t have a perfect figure but it hides all the bits I’m not keen on!

      • Claire
        June 13, 2018 / 1:24 pm

        Its my birthday next week, perhaps I’ll treat myself.

  2. Cat
    June 14, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Liking the bag, but can you see all the ‘stuff’ in it, you know, the exciting things like tissues, mints etc, and do small things fall out through the gaps? (I am not averse to a non practical gorgeous bag by the way, I own several).

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