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The Paperbag Short

7 reviews
$79.00
Size
Color: blush

A basic pair of shorts that isn't actually very basic. A super comfy pair of high-waisted shorts, with a paper bag top. With wide leg openings for an a-line look, two deep pockets and an elasticized waist, these shorts are perfect for everything your summer can throw at it.

Sizing + Fit relaxed fit 

Sizing: fits true to size.
Fit: RELAXED FIT, fitted in the waist and hips relaxed around the leg openings.
On Model:
Kayla is wearing Earth in X-Large with a 43" bust, a 45" waist and 46" hips and is 5'10"
Trulee is wearing Blush in a Small with a 35" chest, 27" waist, 35" hips and is 6'1" 
Marielle is wearing Black in 3X with a 49" chest, 41" waist and 54" hips.

Fabric + Care: made in Canada 

Fabric: 66% Tencel, 28% Cotton 6% Lycra French Terry (OEKO-TEX 100 certified fabric dyes)  
Care: machine wash cold + lay flat to dry (always a good idea when it comes to all clothes, in our opinion)
Origin: Made in Canada, from fabric to finished garment.

More Details

Styling:

  • Made to wear casually or lounging.
  • Perfect with any t-shirts, sweatshirts or tank tops.
  • Best when tops are tucked fully in.
  • Elevated enough that they look good dressed up.

General Tips:

  • Figure out your cost per wear before you buy anything (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the formula).
  • The amount you wear (wear and tear) something has more to do with its life span than time itself (i.e., a year's worth of wear in a few months, you might start to see wear quicker than a year).
  • Plan to wear it every day? If you can, get a backup (use the cost per wear formula to make sure it's a good buy for your lifestyle).
Shipping + Returns
Shipping

We make every effort to process your order within 24 hours, however, orders placed over weekends or holidays may take a little longer. Once your order is processed you will receive an order confirmation followed by a shipping confirmation. We offer free shipping on CAD orders over $100 and USD orders over $125.
Please note that shipping does not include duties and taxes as these prices vary by country for international and US orders.

Returns

Returns are easy through our return portal. We offer store credit or refund for returns (sale items are store credit only). If you are in Canada, you can choose to use our discounted return label (the cost will be subtracted from your refund) – you can choose this option when submitting in our return portal.

Offset Shipping Emissions

We offset all emissions causing by shipping by planting and protecting trees in the Amazon rainforest. Read more about this here.

Plastic Free Packaging

We don’t ship in individual plastic bags, and we only use recyclable paper and compostable mailers for shipping.

Customer Reviews
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FRANC INC. The Paperbag Short ReviewFRANC INC. The Paperbag Short ReviewFRANC INC. The Paperbag Short Review
06/10/2021
I recommend this product
Versatile, comfortable, and flattering!

The quality of these shorts is fantastic. They're very soft and breathable, and I love the way they look too! They're definitely the kind of shorts that can be dressed up or down, as the description says. I ordered the earth colour in size small, and the fit is excellent (for reference, I'm 5'7"/170cm tall with 38"/96.5cm hips and 28"/71cm waist). The only minor imperfection I can point out is the length, but that is entirely due to my own personal preference, as I wish the shorts were just a tad bit longer. That's basically just me nitpicking though--these shorts fully deserve their 5 stars! This is my first purchase with Franc, and I'm more than pleased with it (to the point where I may be buying a second pair)! I'm happy to buy from an ethical company that makes such great quality clothing.

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Patsoraya
Canada Canada
06/16/2021
I recommend this product
A perfect summer must have

Those short are perfect for the summer! Effortless, comfy, fashion. Wore them SUP, yoga and bicycle...also to lounge inside. I bought the same size than the jogger and they fit perfect

GD
Gille D.
Canada Canada
06/16/2021
I recommend this product
Comfy

These shorts are comfortable, fabric is terrific but i don’t love the waist band. I bought 2 pairs and I’ll wear them casually, just don’t love them which I’d hoped I would.

AJ
Adrienne J.
Canada Canada
06/16/2021
I recommend this product
Shorts for every body

These shorts are perfect. High waisted and no riding up in the legs when walking. Like my other pieces from Franc, I never have to adjust or feel uncomfortable through the day when wearing them.

JB
Jen B.
Canada Canada
06/08/2021
I recommend this product
New summer staple

This is such a cute take on the sweatshort trend. I just got mine, and I already love them. Like the pants, the shorts have a wide elastic waistband, so they lie flat. The tie is also helpful if you're like me and your weight fluctuates a lot. I'm between sizes L and XL, so I bought the same size as my trouser sweatpants and joggers (XL) for a bit more room around the tummy. The legs are quite roomy as a result, which I prefer. If they wash as well as the pants do, I'll have them forever. Overall would recommend.

A FRANC INC. Customer
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Jess
Canada Canada
06/08/2021
I recommend this product
The perfect short!

Very happy with these shorts! A very flattering fit, comfy but also dressy :) I think I need another pair!

A FRANC INC. Customer
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Alissa
Canada Canada

BEFORE PURCHASING (ANYTHING) ALWAYS

Look beyond the retail price and calculate the estimated cost per wear - this is a much more accurate reflection of an item's price.

Cost Per Wear For One Month

Retail price ÷ Your best guess of how many times you’ll wear in a single month = cost per wear for one month.

Cost Per Wear For One Year

Cost per wear for one month ÷ How many months in a year you’ll wear it = cost per wear for a single year.

Cost Per Wear For One Month

Retail price ÷ Your best guess of how many times you’ll wear in a single month = cost per wear for one month.

Cost Per Wear For One Year

Cost per wear for one month ÷ How many months in a year you’ll wear it = cost per wear for a single year.