The 9 New Handbags That Define French-Girl Style

Basket bags have been linked to French-girl style since Jane Birkin made them popular decades ago, and the style isn’t showing any signs of slowing down on the streets of St. Germain or the Marais. Recently, though, I’ve been interested in pinpointing the new bags that are gaining a following among the Parisian fashion set now.

To research the topic, I did a deep dive on Instagram to see exactly which handbags all of the cool French women are carrying on their arms at the moment. From throwback styles that were popular in the ’90s to designer monogram pieces to on-the-rise designers to the just-launched bag that is already selling out, there are plenty of styles we’re spotting on girls in Paris right now. Ahead, see the nine bag styles French girls are wearing and shop them for yourself.

THE '90S THROWBACK
French handbag wardrobe: Prada hobo

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@sabinasocol

Prada’s nylon bags have been making a comeback across the globe and Paris is no exception.

THE JACQUEMUS MINI
French handbag wardrobe: Jacqumus mini

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@fionazanetti

These bags keep selling out, so order one while you can get your hands on one.

THE MONOGRAM BAG
French handbag wardrobe: Louis Vuitton

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@syderale_

Louis Vuitton’s monogram bags are popping up everywhere.

THE BY FAR BAG
French handbag wardrobe: By Far

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@camillecharriere

By Far’s just-launched bag collection is already selling out, so act quickly.

THE FAUX-CROC BAG
French handbag wardrobe: Rejina Pyo

Rejina Pyo’s faux-croc bags are some of the most wanted styles this season.

THE BUCKET BAG
French handbag wardrobe: Staud

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@thomsenmichaela

Bucket bags are huge among French girls, but this version from Staud is no doubt their go-to style.

THE BEADED BAG
French handbag wardrobe: beaded bag

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@susan_alexandra

Susan Alexandra’s bags swept the fashion scene this year.

THE GINGHAM BAG
French handbag wardrobe: Pop and Suki

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@adenorah

Ever since Brigitte Bardot made gingham iconic, it has been linked with French-girl style.

THE LEATHER BAG
French handbag wardrobe: Rouje

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@leiasfez

Rouje’s just-launched J Bag is one of the most photographed styles of the season.

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