Closet Obsession — The Basket Bag

French women are particularly fond of baskets. It’s a firm part of the cultural history and style landscape. Dragon Diffusion's refined leather versions have fast become this year's cult bag and our latest closet obsession. 

Basket style traces back to 60s Bridget Bardot and 70s Jane Birkin, whilst today Jeanne Damas is a contemporary ambassador of the humble wicker basket in its varying forms. Once you start dabbling in baskets, it’s quite difficult to stop, they often double as useful and attractive home storage when out of closet use, and never fail to bring a sense of poetry to an outfit. 

With such relevant style heritage, we became instantly obsessed with the resurrection of 1980s brand Dragon Diffusion and their impeccable leather craftsmanship — a truly refined basket for both city and country, summer and winter. The bags are seeing keen waiting lists and loyal followers (including Ashley Olsen). Founded by Craig Wright, designed in Brussels and made by hand in India — Dragon Diffusion bags are formed using traditional weaving techniques then impeccably finished with the intention of improving with age.