From H&M to Loewe, I Found the Staple French Women Wear Each Summer

With trends constantly coming in and out of the sartorial world, it can be rare to find one that stands the test of time. But one trend continues to pop up every summer without fail and has has also been a French favorite since the '80s: woven bags. Whether it's rattan, straw, raffia, or jute, the trend seems to be the ultimate summer staple that won't go away anytime soon.

When you think of Jane Birkin, the iconic Hermès bag will instantly come to mind, but what you might not know is that a basket bag was also one of the French actress's top handbags of choice. It completed her relaxed "cool-girl" look, and it's safe to say the Hermès bag isn't the only timeless bag she's championed. A woven bag completes any summer ensemble, whether you're running errands or relaxing on vacation. Plus, who doesn't want to emulate French style?

While the actress used to shop for her woven bags on her travels, you can shop for your own from the comfort of your home. I've scanned the market for the best picks, from affordable options at H&M to investment-worthy bags by Loewe. Keep scrolling to find your pick for the season ahead.



An easy throw-on-and-go kind of bag.



This will fit all your beach essentials.



An easy, affordable find to order before your next trip.

Immediately adding this to my cart.

Act quick. H&M's handbags sell out very fast.

A bag all Who What Wear editors constantly talk about.

It's clear why this bag is a Revolve best seller. I love how it can stand up, which isn't always a common detail for woven bags.

The black detailing is unbelievably chic.

There's also a hot-pink version for the more daring dresser.

Kelly green is still the year's It color.



I'll be over here just dreaming about this bag, no big deal.

Mango's selection of summer accessories is blowing me away.

If you're on the hunt for a unique designer bag, this is it.



Khaite can design anything, and I'd want it.

Imagine this next to you on the beach.

Another oversize option great for travel.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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