4 Parisian Handbags You Can’t Live Without

You know the drill … some days you can’t spare the cash to charter a Lear Jet into Le Bourget airport, where the beautiful people go (of course, you’ll never see them in Orly or Charles de Gualle, mais non!).

Or maybe you’ve got the francs, but your boss simply can’t get through a week without you; after all, who could?

Everyone knows that the next best thing to lolling around Paris and drinking burgundy out of a bottle is buying something that reminds you of Paris, whether it be a scarf, a pair of shoes, or most satisfying of all, a handbag. And as every Parisienne was born knowing, overpaying for fashion is never très chic. That’s why we’ve brought you four affordable Etsy handbags that will put anyone smack-dab in the sand on that sunny, Right Bank Paris Plage … at least mentally, that is.

vintage handbagVintage Paris Decoupage Purse. The delightful, laid-back colors of these sepia photos are just the start of this purse’s charm; the tortioseshell handle makes it nearly a piece of jewelry. Inside is a funky rectangular mirror, ideal for checking up on how that Chanel lipstick suits your gorgeous mug while keeping your vanity on the down-low.

I love this bag!


gray handbagGray Chiffon Ruffle Flower Handbag. Ooh la la, does gray make you swoon like it does me? You can waltz this handbag straight to the Moulin Rouge … or the 30-minute oil change hut, if that’s more likely to show up on your Outlook calendar. Flaunting this season’s sexy shades of gray, this handbag takes it OTT with a a pleasingly enormous ruffled chiffon sunflower on a touch-me velvet corduroy base, reinforced with sturdy stitching and felt and jute fabric lining. This bag also comes outfitted with three pockets and a handy magnetic snap.

Gathered Handbag. Unleash your primmest, most tailored self with thise ladylike gathered-fabric bag in a delicious shade of orchid. Feminine and roomy, this bag is sure to leave them with a sense of je ne sais quoi while refraining from overpowering your fabulous ensemble.

This over-the-shoulder bag contains three pockets and a handy zipper closure.

Stripey Blue Denim Handbag. No roundup of Parisian bags is complete without showcasing these very French and faintly nautical stripes. This sturdy, crisp denim is ideal for making great first impressions, and for stashing those paperback books by German philosphers you felt compelled to buy from mustachioed streetside vendors. Inside, this roomy bag contains one zippered pocket and two open pockets.

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  1. I love the gathered handbag! The color is great and I am really loving the ruffled style this fall.