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Loft’s Straw Tote Bag Is Almost Identical to the Coveted Loewe Version (And It’s Only $50)

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Loewe has quickly become a celebrity favorite brand, with artists including Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande, A$AP Rocky, Griff and Jennifer Lopez all spotted in the luxury label. A$AP is especially a fan of Loewe’s accessories including its straw bags, which he’s been photographed with numerous times.

But the bag that seems to be on all fashion influencers’ minds (or in their hands) since 2023 is the coveted Raffia Tote Bag, which has already gathered 2.4 million videos on TikTok. The Lyst Index also ranked the cult-favorite straw bag at No. 4 for the hottest products of Q2 in 2023 and the brand’s status has only skyrocketed from there as searches for the designer have increased 19%.

As a luxury brand, that means the purse comes with a higher price tag ($650 to be exact), but if you’re on the fence about splurging, Loft has an almost identical style that’s $600 less than the original.

brown leather and straw loft bag

Straw Basket Tote

$50.97 $84.95 40% off

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For $51 you can pick up Loft’s Straw Basket Tote that possess similar designer-like qualities, but for a major steal. The bag comes with a front leather pocket that reviewers say is perfect for your “cellphone and other accessories.” For larger items, you can use the main compartment to store commuter gadgets and the rest of your travel necessities. We like the contrast color trim and the longer handles, which let you hold this as a tote or sling it over your shoulders.


loewe straw and leather bucket tote bag

Loewe Basket Bag in Palm Leaf

If you want the real thing, Loewe’s Raffia Basket Bag shows off a high-grade look with its authentic leather front patch with embossed logo and a handcrafted straw body that gives off major summer vibes. The strap is also adjustable to turn it from a shoulder bag into a longer tote depending on what your needs are.


Loft’s straw tote bag isn’t the only Loewe alternative that you can pick up — below you can find more affordable options to stock up on.

What Are the Best Straw Tote Bags?

To help you find luxury on a budget, ShopBillboard rounded up some of the most identical-looking Loewe Raffia Bags on the market you can buy online now.

straw and brown leather tote bag

Basket Bag with Studs Detail

Mango’s Basket Bag brings some flair to the design with stud accents that’ll add some shimmer to your look. There are also two handles attached that’ll easily transition the accessory from a handbag to a tote bag.


brown leather and straw tote bag from amazon

JAYAVENTURA Straw Basket Bag

Amazon’s under $50 option brings a simple yet elevated style you’ll want to show off all summer. The body has a wide main compartment with an adjustable strap to adjust to your needs. On the edges is a rounded thicker perimeter to add extra texture and style.


brown leather and straw veronica beard basket bag

Small Raffia Crest Market Tote

If you’re willing to spend a little extra, then Veronica Beard’s straw tote bag is one you shouldn’t sleep on. Similar to Loewe’s version, the basket bag comes with an embossed leather front and straw detailing made in Spain. You can also use the larger main compartment to store your book, wallet and even a picnic blanket.


For more product recommendations, check out ShopBillboard‘s roundups of the best backpacks, tote bags and belt bags.

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