So you want to buy a French handbag? Don’t quite know where to begin on the
search for your investment piece. Let me help you find the perfect French
it-girl bag but also share a little cultural knowledge about what goes into
the shopping process for French women.
I pretty much learned quite early on my arrival to Paris that french women typically dress very much alike – its sort of a cliche they are proud of – and anything else can be seen as “top” aka too much. So in general french style is simple, even minimalist with a twist on old favorites and lots of investment pieces that you inherit from your mom or ones that you can then hand down to your loved ones
So as you can imagine the focus is on quality and not so much fast fashion. Don’t get me wrong French women love Zara just as much as you and I. But they will invest easily a few hundred dollars in a good trench, handbag, jeans, handbag, and heels.
My friends and I chipped in to buy one of our best girlfriends an APC sac she’s been eying forever, but with her salary and cost of living it’s just not possible, even if it’s a once in a while investment.
Here is my pick from the hotlist of French handbag designers you can find on the street and inside department stores here.
STAUD — Sac seau Bisset cuir
BY FAR — Sac besace Ball cuir effet croco
MEDEA — Petit sac cabas Europa cuir
JACQUEMUS — Le Chiquito moyen mini sac cabas
REJINA PYO — Sac besace Banana cuir
- Honorable mentiosn for :
- Atelier Auguste