The last two summers, versions of Jane Birkin’s signature basket have been popular. I’m betting on the Nantucket lightship basket making a comeback and have my eye on my mother’s above.
Originally made on whaling ships in the early 1800s, the lightship baskets didn’t become popular as women’s handbags until the 1940s. Sturdy and with a lid, my mother carried hers every summer and it still looks great.
There are lots of lightship baskets on eBay and Etsy. However, I reached out to my friend Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence since she is an authority on all things Nantucket and she recommended Four Winds Craft Guild for both new and vintage baskets.
Giovanna Battaglia Englebert wears hers in the winter, which is chic.
Printed silk dress
Noma asymmetric wool-blend shirt
Noma wool-blend straight-leg pants
Gathered cotton-poplin top
Cotton-blend gabardine trench coat
Oversized paneled cable-knit wool and poplin top
One-shoulder cotton-jersey top
Classic medium bag
Knot small hoop earrings made of brass