The French fashion brands to have on your radar

I’m working in Paris this week so thought it only right to give you a bit of a run down of my favourite French fashion brands. Some you will already be familiar with and some you may not. I’ve chosen two of my favourite pieces from each designer to set you up for the warmer months and hopefully well beyond.

Happy shopping. I’m off to buy half the contents of the enormous pharmacy conveniently located ’round the corner from our hotel.

Sessùn

Great for feminine bohemian pieces. Especially good for blouses and shoes. This beaut above is actually from last season but I’ve managed to track it down here. Be quick, old sharp eyes here spotted it in this month’s issue of Paris Vogue.

Above – Sessùn Anoinette Blouse, £199 reduced to £140

Sessùn Agata Blouse, £143

Rouje

Designed by the ludicrously good looking Jeanne Damas. Here style is all about the ultra feminine sexy girl next door. If you’re young in years then crack on with the whole collection but if like me you’re now middle aged *screams* choose wisely so you don’t end up looking a little frumpy. That basically means going for the separates rather than the wrap dresses unless you have the body of a teenager or look like Jeanne.

Rouje Jacques Jacket, €250

Rouje Nono Bolero, €150

A.P.C

The home of French utilitarian chic, I once nearly missed my flight from Paris buying a jumper here I loved it that much. A great bet for timeless accessories.

A,P.C Straight-Leg Jeans, £185

A.P.C Emmanuelle Leather Wallet, £205

Mes Demoiselles

Light and breezy Mes Demoiselles is the perfect year round holiday label. Expect to find floaty dresses and peasant blouses made from fine silks and cotton.

Gregale Crinkled Cotton Dress, £175

Mes Demoiselles Midi Slip Dress, £291

Isabel Marant

No French style list would be complete without the inclusion of this lady. Save up your dollar and invest in a classic piece from her main line or enjoy the more affordable Etoile collection. I have a few of her pieces and they always do the job of making your ‘ensemble’ just that little bit cooler.

Isabel Marant Etoile Contrast Print Top, £205

Isabel Marant Wardy Leather Tote, £775

Rivecour

If your budget doesn’t stretch to my recent top discovery shoe designer Michel Vivien (mine doesn’t so I’ve been stocking up at Vestiaire) then these are a great alternative. Style them with blue jeans, a T shirt and boyfriend blazer for top French girl points. Basket optional.

Rivecour Mock Croc Mules, £144.14

Rivecour Gold Sandals, £153.15

If that lot hasn’t floated your boat then try checking out these brands Nathalie DumeixIro, Sandro, and BA&SH

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