Here are the loveliest straw bags to invest in this summer to nail French-girl style. There’s something about a straw bag that instantly signals summer, whether it’s a raffia tote, a jute basket, a rattan crossbody bag, or even a market basket bag. As a French woman, I love a good straw bag and I think there is no other bag that signals summer more than this one. When I see wicker, raffia, or straw bag, glamorous images of the French Riviera (la Côte d’Azur) immediately come to my mind. And whether a trip to the South of France is in your immediate future or not, this French-girl-approved look can still be for you.
If in the past, this bag has been traditionally reserved just for the beach, in recent years, the straw bag has made a comeback and is now considered a must-have summer accessory. This season straw bags incorporate details like chain straps and leather accents which make them more polished than the classic floppy beach bag. And thanks to designers like Jacquemus, straw bag has transcended its holiday wardrobe roots and you can now proudly wear your own as an everyday handbag. This season straw bags are more in-demand than ever. And if large ones are great as totes to go to the food market, to the beach, or to go shopping, smaller ones make a great everyday handbag for when the weather heats up.
As a French woman, I love to wear straw bags as soon as warm weather arrives. Straw bags are practical and versatile and will fit seamlessly into a laid-back and relaxed summer wardrobe. I’ve had a few different styles over the years, but my two favorites are the Sézane Gaby weaved bag and the Mango jute basket bag. Also, I have this Vanessa Bruno raffia cabas tote on my wishlist. From totes to shoppers to crossbody bags, here is my edit of the best straw bags to invest in this summer.
16 Straw Bags To Nail French-Girl Style This Summer
- Mango jute basket bag
- YSL Panier basket tote
- Loewe Tan Shell leather-trimmed woven raffia tote
- Bembien Rattan Isla Basket Tote Bag
- Mango Double strap mini basket bag
- Chloé Tan Marcie leather-trimmed raffia tote
- Mango Jute basket bag
- Loewe Paula’s Ibiza small leather-trimmed woven raffia tote
- Bembien Lily Rattan Crossbody Bag
- H&M Straw Tote
- J.Crew Woven straw market tote
- H&M straw shopper
- Kayu pompom-embellished woven straw tote
- Bembien Lola Rattan Tote Bag
- Hat Attack Freedom Tote
- Mar Y Sol Serena bag
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Bonjour! I’m Leonce, I’m French and I’m a Parisian expat currently living in the city center of Amsterdam (I previously lived in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, on the Ile-Saint-Louis). I created Leonce Chenal back in 2018 when I was living in London and missing my home country way too much. Because I truly believe you don’t have to be French or to live in France to experience the French art de vivre, Leonce Chenal is a French digital magazine to help you live your French life, wherever you are. Enjoy <3