This French Brand Just Arrived in NYC, and Its Bag Collection Is All I Need

Polène New York Retail Store



There's no style I try to emulate more than that of a French girl. After copious amounts of online shopping and saved IG posts, two key elements stand out to me about the French-girl aesthetic: timelessness and polish. Between their elevated basics, chic outerwear, and top-notch accessories, they know how to nail a classic look. Polène is a brand to know if you're also trying to achieve the French-girl vibe, and finally, we can shop its Parisian-inspired pieces in real life without taking an international flight. Its first U.S. store just opened in Soho (487 Broadway), and the space is exactly what you'd imagine: gorgeous interiors, elevated décor, and of course, plenty of must-have accessories. Whether you're in NYC or shopping online, you should take a look at the 16 French girl–approved bags below.