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Originally made on whaling ships in the early 1800s, the lightship baskets didn’t become popular as women’s handbags until the 1940s.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.
Small Sidonie top-handle tote bag
Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket
Shelly stretch-cotton poplin tank
Flat-front skinny pants
Atrita metallic leather sandals
Lorna crewneck long-sleeve midi dress
The Rockstud Spike medium appliquéd leather shoulder bag
Paneled cotton and silk-blend midi dress
Bow-trimmed satin slingback pumps
Ribbon-tie silk blouse
Slim-leg wool-blend trousers
Woven trench coat