12 French Market Bags To Buy This Summer

12 French Market Bags For Summer

French market bags are a staple during the spring and summer seasons for any French woman and today, I’ve rounded up 12 styles to help inspire you this season.

If you’ve been following me for a while, then it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that I love French market bags. They are truly part of the French way of living.

I have collected quite a few over the years ranging from small to extra-large bags, and they are always part of my spring capsule.

If you are looking for a cute bag to use this spring and summer seasons, I highly recommend buying yourself a French market bag.

A French market bag is one of these quintessential French things all French women own.

Basket bag sitting on a green chair with a scarf in the Tuileries.

What Do French Women Use Market Bags For

French women are notorious for using French market bags specifically for the farmer’s markets, vacationing in the south of France, and everyday use.

Nothing signals summer more for the French woman than pulling out her favorite French market bag. They can be made of raffia, straw, or even wicker.

Woman wearing white dress with market bag.

What To Wear With A Basket Bag

You can wear anything with a French market bag from dresses and skirts to jeans and shorts. A quintessential look is white jeans with a striped top and espadrilles or sandals for the spring and summer season.

What Kind of French Market Bag To Buy

French market bags come in various sizes and with different handles. You can have a shorter or longer handle depending on how you like to carry your bags.

Also, think about what you want to use yours for before deciding what size to buy.

If you want one more stylish and my favorite bag, then try the Sézane Justine Bag. And if a smaller basket bag is more your style, then try this one from MANGO.

If you want one that you can use for the farmers market or to take to the pool, I would recommend this Como Tote from J.Crew, which is perfect for all the outdoor essentials.

French market bags come in all different prices as well from extremely luxury ones to more budget-friendly options, like this one from GAP.

Woman opening french market bag to use for spring.

French Market Bags To Buy

Here are 12 French market bags to consider for the summer season.

Ones that are classic, chic, and sure to help inspire that French way of living.

12 different French market bags to buy for the spring and summer seasons.


My favorite basket bag, which I’ve been using the most over the last year, is the Sézane Justine Bag in the Deep Natural Raffia.

It’s lightweight, is available in multiple colors, and you can carry it by the handle or over the shoulder.

Isabel Marant Basket

A compact basket bag from the French designer, the Isabel Marant Woven Tote, has dual handles.

Carry it as a tote or as a crossbody. The natural color along with the cognac straps give this a classic basket look.


A smaller French market bag with a reasonable price, the MANGO Natural Fiber Bag, has two long handles with a knot detail in the handle, and a hook fastener.


The Mar Y Sol Paros Tote is a detailed bag with scalloped edging and woven raffia. This is a great bag for running errands, lunch dates, and vacations.

Boden woven summer basket bag

Cute and classic woven basket bag by Boden, is a great price point for a basket bag this big. It’s functional for farmers’ market runs and is even large enough to be used as a beach bag.

Loewe Raffia Tote

Always at the top of the list when it comes to market bags, the Loewe Raffia Tote, is known for its adjustable top handles and leather embossed logo on the front leather panel.

This is a chic bag perfect for all your daily essentials.



A beautiful handwoven straw bag made by artisans in Morocco, the MERSEA Medina bag tells a story. Perfect for your next picnic, the bag comes in 4 other colors.

YSL Panier

An incredibly chic bag, the YSL Panier takes the market bag up a notch. With smooth leather handles and the signature YSL emblem in gold, this bag is perfect for everyday use dressed up or casual. This bag also comes in black as well.

J.Crew como straw tote

One of the most surprising basket bags is the Como Woven Straw Tote, which is roomy, sturdy, and perfect as an everyday basket bag, for picnics, and on the weekends.

The bag has leather straps and comes in 4 different colors.

ETSY Basket Bag

The most affordable bag of the bunch, this French Market bag on ETSY, is a large bag with dual leather handles. This is a classic-looking French market bag that can be used for picnics, and the farmer’s market, and are handwoven in Morocco.

Chloé Woody Basket

One of the designer brands’ famous bags for summer is the Chloé Woody Basket.

Dual handles with the signature logo straps. This is one of many basket bags in the Woody collection. This is a bit of a bigger basket bag, but it is perfect for market runs and pool days.

Clare V. Pot de Miel

The cutest basket bag, the Clare V. Pot de Miel, is a best-seller every season. A top handle bag to which you can add straps, each one is handmade in the Philippines with natural straw fibers. Not a huge bag by any means, just big enough to carry your essentials.


Hopefully, this post has helped inspire your own French market bag for the spring and summer season to enjoy.

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  1. Love your style! Classic and timeless! BTW, what is the brand of the white dress you’re wearing with the straw tote? So pretty!

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