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The Paperbag Short

14 reviews

A basic pair of shorts that isn't actually very basic. A super comfy pair of high-waisted shorts with a paper bag top. Wider leg openings for an a-line look, two deep pockets and an elasticized waist, these shorts are perfect for everything summer can throw at it.
TLDR: Subtle paper bag waist, drawstring, deep patch pockets and aline leg openings. The full pant version of The Paperbag Pants.

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:
Elyse is wearing XS in Golden and Olive with a 33" chest, 26" waist, 36" hips and is 5'11".
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.

Bluesign ® certified fabric dyes, GOTS certified Organic Cotton and Tencel® certified Lyocell. We use the best plant-based fibres, no hazardous substances are present, and the manufacturing process is safe and ethical to ensure the lowest impact on the environment from beginning to end of life.
    Shipping + Returns

    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 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 for the return will be subtracted from your refund) – you can choose this option when submitting via 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 on our details page.

    Plastic Free Packaging

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

    Color: golden
    All deliveries are carbon neutral
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    Customer Reviews

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    Emily E.
    United States United States

    Cute shorts

    Very cute, but I need to order the smaller size.

    Kayla H.
    Canada Canada

    Perfect mix of comfy and stylish

    Cute and comfy! Beautiful fabric. Definitely a proper “sweats” feel, but with a beautifully tailored style. The paper bag top flares out a bit more than I was expecting, but that’s fine. I’m 5’6 and 110 lbs and I got the small. Perfect fit for me!

    Isabelle D.
    Canada Canada

    So comfy I bought 2!

    Comfy and great fit!

    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Love the pockets!

    In my sleep-deprived, post-partum haze I accidently ordered XS instead of M so when I first wore them I was surprised how small the M fit but I think that goes to show that even a pair that is definitely too small is still quite comfortable so I imagine a pair that is the right size is even better!!

    Elaine C.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Super comfy and cute!

    These shorts are so comfy and cute, definitely a summer staple. I love the paper bag cut and the pockets aren’t too shallow which is great. I’m glad I ordered two pairs because they go with everything!

    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Most comfortable shorts

    I adore these shorts. They’re ideal for the weekends and perfect for running after my three kids. Highly recommend these.