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Originally made on whaling ships in the early 1800s, the lightship baskets didn’t become popular as women’s handbags until the 1940s.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.
Gold vermeil hoop earrings
Alan shearling coat
Cat-eye square-frame sunglasses
Belted wool-twill coat
Buckled tweed blazer
Nora leather kitten-heel booties
Small Made in Tote in textile
Knot small hoop earrings made of brass
Susan leather ankle boots
Satin midi skirt
Long wool blazer