Let Me Tell You About Polène, the Handbag Brand French Girls Obsess Over

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I like to think that in another life I was born a French girl. I can see myself in my little apartment, writing articles at my desk and looking très chic in fall’s latest fashions (with a croissant from my favorite patisserie by my side, of course). Even though I’m stuck in California living my American life, I can at least try and dress like a Parisienne while I’m here.

Since I follow a handful of French influencers, I like to think I'm pretty well-versed on what's trending over there. And I know there’s been one handbag brand that's been popular among the cool girls: Polène. So I did a deep dive into the designer and within minutes I had sent a handful of Slacks to my co-workers with links to my favorite under-$500 bucket bags, totes, and crossbodies. Curious to see what I chatted them? Keep scrolling to see the five styles I have my eye on.

Numéro Neuf

Le Cabas

Numéro Un

Numéro Sept

Numéro Huit

Psst: NYC fashion people, mark your calendars—Polène is opening it's very first store in the U.S. next year. Get all the inside scoop here

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Anneliese Henderson
Senior Editor, Branded Content

Anneliese Henderson is a Los Angeles–based senior editor on the branded content team at Who What Wear where she covers the latest in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. When she’s not writing about her favorite trends, you can find her reading a book by the beach or spending money on overpriced smoothies at Erewhon.