The Best Crossbody Bags for Summer
There are quite a few fashion questions that I’ve been asked since I’ve returned from my month long sojourn in Paris and I’ll be answering them over the next few weeks. I’m starting today with the best crossbody bags to wear in Paris. The thing that will help you look like a local while wearing a crossbody bag is also carrying a canvas tote bag. Crossbody bags don’t fit a lot and stores in Paris charge for bags so everyone carries a canvas tote to be eco-friendly. I would tuck a canvas tote into my Celine Small Bucket Bag which is the bag I used most often in Paris which always came in handy when I bought books at museums. I’ve put together some other crossbody bags and canvas tote bags to give you some French flair.
If you like the size and shape of my Celine bag but not the price, this A.P.C. leather-trim canvas bucket bag is a great summer option.
Another similar shape is this Rue de Verneuil striped herringbone-canvas bucket bag but in fun red stripes but it’s also available in green stripes. Rue de Verneuil is a French brand so you can’t go wrong with any of their bags.
I saw so many people in Paris carrying a canvas tote bag from the iconic Shakespeare and Company bookstore.
Now that the weather has warmed up, you can break out the basket bags like this double strap basket bag.
A fancier basket bag is this Chloé Small Marcie Raffia Crossbody Bag.
I love this canvas version of the iconic Thank You plastic grocery bag.
This contrast cross-body bag is a very reasonably priced version of the Celine Teen Triomphe Bag in Textile and Natural Calfskin.
A.P.C. is another great French brand so you’d definitely fit in with this A.P.C. small leather-trim jute shoulder bag.
I love this cheeky My other bag is Hermès canvas tote bag.
This Saint Laurent Medium Lou Matelassé Leather Camera Bag comes in eight different colors but I love this dark beige color since it would go well with neutrals as well as black.
Aesther Ekme is a new to me brand but I love this Mini Sac suede cross-body bag.
I also saw a few canvas tote bags from Daunt Books in Paris too since they are just across the channel.
This simple crossbody bag with knot strap is also available in black.
Vegans will appreciate this Stella McCartney Chain Shoulder Bag which is not leather.
This blue gingham canvas tote bag is perfect for summer.
I love canvas bags like this A.P.C. leather and jute cross-body bag for summer.
This Isabel Marant leather-trimmed canvas shoulder bag is another great natural style.
The English say well done and the French say Bien Fait so this canvas tote will be perfect for Paris.
This A.P.C. smooth-leather cross-body bag is a great simple style and color to wear with white dresses this summer.
This A.P.C. smooth leather cross-body bag is available in burgundy and black.
If you can’t afford a Birkin bag, you can buy this Birkin Tote Bag instead or carry it with a Birkin if you have a sense of humor.
I’d wear this Anya Hindmarch Bits & Bobs Raffia & Leather Crossbody Bag with all my navy and blue summer dresses for a pop of color.
Longchamp is another great French brand so this Longchamp Le Pliage Energy XS Top Handle Bag would also be perfect for Paris.