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 there’s one trend that continues to pop up every summer with no question and has also been a French-girl 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 be going 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-girl 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 own 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.