French fashion brands
Paris fashion

Discover the best French fashion brands and find their stores in Paris. French brands of shoes. French handbag brands.

Find French fashion brands in Paris

Chanel, Dior, Hermes, Vuitton are iconic brands. Avenue Montaigne, Faubourg Saint Honore have the fanciest stores of the luxury brands. Champs Elysees shops are the largest.

Many lesser known French fashion brands maintain the French touch, a mixture of elegance and design. You will best find these fashion brands at Paris Department Stores, Paris Shopping Malls, in Le Marais Paris shopping streets.

Monoprix retail stores have excellent French fashion at reasonable price. Check list of Monoprix Paris stores.

Monoprix French fashion brand
French fashion brands: Monoprix

French fashion brands selection

Our selection of what we consider the best brands, the brands we love and wear in Paris, is not limitative.

Cyrillus is designing perfect classical French apparel of prime quality. Their well made clothes are ideal for families with children. Everybody can wear Cyrillus.

French fashion brand Armor Lux is known for the originality of its collections inspired by the ocean in Brittany. They provide a mix of quality and tradition.

Tara Jarmon clothes are adapted to elegant and dynamic women. The Tara Jarmon French fashion brand is the embodiment of feminine simplicity. You will find fantastic evening dresses in their stores.

Comptoir des Cotonniers is a very trendy French fashion brand focusing on girls and their mothers. They have high quality clothes at reasonable prices.

Don't miss the inventive king of sportswear, Lacoste, famous for the green crocodile on their polos.

For children, we recommend Petit-Bateau, a traditional quality French brand, and cheaper Du Pareil au Meme.

French fashion

The parisian style
The parisian style

Sézane French fashion brand

Well informed parisians know Sézane is the trend as far as young woman fashion is concerned. As they say, Sézane offers a different kind of fashion. 100% online, no intermediaries, straight from the most beautiful workshops to the customer. Original creations, an obsession with the perfect cut, the quest for the most magnificent fabrics. Sézane proposes four main collections each year which are completed each month with new "capsule collections."

Their "Apartement" is a unique concept, more a showroom than a store. You can try on clothes and order online with 48 hour home delivery. Not the most practical, but the place is crowded with young parisians. This is Paris.

L'Appartement 1, rue Saint-Fiacre 75002 Paris. From wednesday to saturday, from 11am to 8pm

Sézane web site

ézane fashion is the trend in Pariq
Sézane fashion is the trend in Paris

Top French handbag brands

Paris women have a reputation for elegance. This is justified and you will see that in Paris. One of the french attributes of elegance is the handbag women carry in all circumstances.

As most women buy at least a handbag each year, a number of typically french handbag brands are competing fiercely to provide the best quality and stay at the top of what is fashionable in Paris.

Gerard Darel is famous for their lovely and high quality handbags. See other french handbag brands.

Top French brands of shoes

Christian Louboutin is the most extraordinary French shoe designer. His footwear incorporates shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature.Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s. The designer's professed goal has been to "make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as [he] can".

Among the French brands of shoes, we also recommend Jonak and their boots, casual Lacoste shoes.

French fashion history

During the reign of King Louis XIV between the mid 1600s to early 1700s, there was a significant boost in the country’s economic power as he ceased the import of foreign goods.

The King encouraged French industries to become the largest producers of luxury fabrics such as silk, lace, ribbons and other fine textiles and export them throughout Europe. French fashion consequently rose to prominence and recognition on a worldwide scale.

Today, Paris is home to one of the largest textile industries in the world, working with numerous couture design houses and manufacturing facilities.

French designers continue to experiment with fashion, using different styles and numerous textiles, while starting new trends that influence future generations of the fashion industry, as well as fashion devotees.

Discover French fashion history in Arts Decoratifs Museum near the Louvre and Palais Galliera, Paris Fashion Museum.

Madame de Pompadour in XVIII century
Madame de Pompadour in XVIII century

French fashion brands on Paris map