I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about the popular Loewe Basket Bag by now. It’s definitely been all over Instagram for awhile and I’ve seen all the “IT” girls carrying it. I’m sure with spring and summer coming up you’ll be seeing even more of this straw bag. But if you weren’t aware, the SMALL Loewe Basket bag costs almost $500! That’s not exactly a wallet-friendly price tag – especially for a seasonal bag that you might only be able to use a couple months out of the year. So I’ve rounded up some Loewe Basket Bag Dupes that will make you feel chic and trendy WITHOUT breaking the bank.
But first I wanted to mention the differences between DUPES and COUNTERFEITS. A true dupe is a design that evokes similar qualities of the designer version but doesn’t replicate trademarked logos or elements. A counterfeit is a bag that looks EXACTLY like the designer bag – even down to the logos. Unfortunately, you’ll see a lot of bloggers promoting “dupes” that are actually counterfeits. (I wrote a whole blog post about this topic, which I linked above, if you are interested).
LOEWE BASKET BAG DUPES
The reason that I like the Loewe basket bag so much is because it’s a nice mix of materials. I love the casual vibes of a straw basket and the leather details elevates it into more of a handbag. I also really dig that asymmetrical handle. So when hunting for dupes I’m looking for straw baskets with leather details. Bonus points if they have cool handle details!
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If you are in the market for the Loewe Basket Bag (I don’t blame you) here are some places it’s available! Makes sure to tap the heart to “Get Sale Alert” just in case it ever goes on sale!
Etsy Straw Basket Bags
I first went looking on Etsy because there’s always tons of options for handmade bags. I found a lot of options for straw bags with leather handles. It was a little harder to find straw basket bags with asymmetrical handles but I found this option. And I found one straw bag with leather patch on the side – similar to the LOEWE bag. In general, this Etsy shop has a lot of straw bag options. These Etsy bags go out of stock pretty quickly (which is why some of the bags in the collage are no longer linked).
Mango Straw Basket Bags
Another place to look for dupes is Mango. Mango actually has a lot of designer bag dupes available. I’m not a huge fan of supporting fast fashion brands but if you really love an item and can’t spend a fortune for the “real thing” then this is a good option. Just make sure it’s an item you will get a lot of use out of to avoid sending more stuff to landfills. I also tend to avoid fast fashion because it’s usually not made with real leather. Right now Mango has this cute little straw tote available!
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French Straw Basket Bags
The LOEWE basket bag isn’t really anything new. It’s a take on the traditional French straw basket bags. With a little bit of Googling you can find a ton of shops that sell French basket bags. French Baskets sells a variety of straw basket bags with leather handles. They are also available on Etsy!
Last year I picked up a cute straw bag from Sézane – which is one of my favorite French fashion brands. It’s not exactly a Loewe Bag dupe but I think it’s a great summer bag option! Sézane usually has a wide variety of straw bags available. They just launched the Justine Bag which I think is a great dupe for the Loewe Basket Bag. Unfortunately, it sold out super quick – within hours! I was eventually able to get the Justine Bag with the navy handle and it’s really cute! It’s definitely going to be my go-to summer bag! Hopefully they restock more for the summer!