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8 French-Girl-Approved Straw Bags to Elevate Your Summer Style

8 French-Girl-Approved Straw Bags to Elevate Your Summer Style

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Here are eight French-girl-approved straw bags to elevate your summer style! Whether it’s a market basket à la Jane Birkin, a raffia, a woven, or a rattan bag, something about a straw bag instantly signals summer. Being French, this warm-weather accessory reminds me of the glamorous style of the French Riviera (la Côte d’Azur).

If, in the past, straw bags have been traditionally reserved just for the beach, in recent years, they have made a comeback and are now considered a must-have summer accessory. Thanks to designers like Jacquemus, Chloé, and Loewe, straw bags go beyond the summer vacation wardrobe and are now worn everywhere as an everyday handbag.

Wear your favorite straw bag the French way with a white mini dress (I love this Farm Rio embroidered mini dress) with simple flat sandals (like these Isabel Marant Jools leather sandals) for a bohème-chic look. Or, with an elegant long dress in vibrant hues and a chic pair of espadrilles (I love these Castaner Chiara 80 espadrilles) for a simple yet sophisticated look, perfect for a wedding or a summer soirée.

8 French-Girl-Approved Straw Bags

This season, straw bags incorporate details like chain straps and leather accents, making them more polished than the classic floppy beach bag. And if large ones are great as totes to go to the food market, the beach, or shopping, smaller ones make a great everyday handbag for when the weather heats up.

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My favorite this season is the Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza medium leather-trimmed woven raffia tote —which has become a cult piece thanks to its elegant nonchalance. Keep scrolling below to see (and shop) my edit of the chicest straw bags to carry around this summer, no matter where you’re headed.

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    • Bonjour Kathy! Thank you very much for your comment! Regarding summer dresses, I’ll recommend going to Parisian department stores like the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, or BHV, where you’ll find a large choice of brands and styles. Hope that’ll help you! xo

  • I love my straw bags and hate to give them up when summer ends. Is it okay to continue to use them during the fall?

    • Bonjour Tammy, thank you very much for your comment! Yes, of course, you can continue to wear your favorite straw bags in the fall if you love them so much 🙂

  • Last year I purchased several straw market bags as gifts for my sisters, daughter and daughter-in-law at the farmers market in downtown Saint-Mere-Eglise. EVERYONE loved them! And they were only 12 euro each! Yes, I travel with an empty suitcase to France! LOL I plan to purchase a few more when I head back to France this Fall!

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