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Say Je T'aime to the 20 Best French Clothing Brands, According to 2 French Stylists

From budget-friendly stores to luxury labels

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We often find ourselves in search of that je ne sais quoi French women seem to have about them. “[While] there are many different French styles, French style is all about dressing casually and yet, at the same time, very elegantly,” says Paris-based American expat and creator Victoria Petersen. Elevated comfort can be interpreted generously, whether it’s in the form of a French-girl capsule collection or must-have French fall trends, so shopping for French-approved staples shouldn’t be as hard as our search for that nonchalant attitude. (Right?) With the help of two French style experts, we vetted a list of the 20 best French clothing brands, from PureWow editor-tested and -approved brands like Sézane and The Kooples to hidden street style gems like The Frankie Shop to renowned designer fashion houses like Dior and Chloé.

The Best French Clothing Brands at a Glance

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Best Overall

Sézane

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Best French Clothing Brand for the Modern Woman

Maje

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Best Refined French Clothing Brand

ba&sh

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4

Most Viral French Clothing Brand

Sandro

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Best French Clothing Brand for the Girl on the Go

Longchamp

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Meet the Experts

  • Melodie Bance is a Parisian creative influencer, highlighting classic style, art and French lifestyle. In addition to occasionally modeling, Bance has a rich background in art galleries and art history, plus she’s successfully executed curated brand shoots.
  • Victoria Petersen is an American expat living in Paris, France and founder of The French, and a content creator specializing in French style.

What Is French Style?

“French style is a mix between femininity, boldness and conservatism.” says Bance. “Hear me out. We love a sensual flowery dress, but we would (almost) always buy it mid-length and with enough coverage that we'll feel comfortable living our daily lives wearing it.” It’s no wonder the City of Love makes it a point to tastefully incorporate bits of sex appeal where appropriate. This could take the form of a bright scarf, a unique handbag or a flirty print. And Petersen stresses that you won’t find sweatpants, leggings or sportswear of any kind anywhere—probably one of the biggest differentiators between French and American style. (The latter largely embracing the athleisure trend.)

Rather, the French are proprietors of the idea behind capsule wardrobes. Bance goes on, “We stick to our staples and rarely branch out. This is both our strength and our weakness, because, on one hand, we will always look put-together and elegant, but on the other hand, we find it very difficult to be daring. We love our comfort zone and rarely [divert from] it, which is why—I believe—we are mostly known for our timeless sense of style. Is this a good or a bad thing?” Let us be so bold to assume the former. French style has remained a constant source of elegance and inspiration for many.

How We Chose the Best French Clothing Brands

In our pursuit to find the best French clothing brands, we tapped experts Bance and Petersen for firsthand recommendations of stores and fashion houses that they know, love and shop. We then looked to stores that PureWow editors frequently shop, whether it be directly, online or through department stores. Speaking of which, we attempted to narrow down French stores that can ship to the United States, and included other retailers to shop though, too, when applicable, such as Nordstrom, Revolve, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue and more. We also considered budget friendly as well as luxury designer clothing brands.

The results? A vetted list of 20 of the best French clothing brands for every type of buyer, from the one who wants a must-have sailor jean to the woman investing in a luxe French forever piece. Enjoy.

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Best Overall

1. Sézane

What We Like

  • high-quality and long-lasting pieces
  • wide variety of sizes
  • eco-friendly materials

What We Don’t Like

  • fit may vary

Sézane

“If you're looking for good quality knitwear, this is the place to go,” says Bance. “They have an incredibly large range of it in a rainbow of colors. This is also my favorite brand for staples. Think: T-shirts and tanks, trench-coats or shirts.” For ten years, Sézane has been the epitome of the classic French style we often envision our French amies to wear, from cozy cardigans to classic Mary Jane heels, though that’s not the only enticing allure. According to Petersen, the brand is one of the most well-known French labels for a reason because it “sells modern, feminine French style clothing at an affordable price.” Whether you’re looking for the perfect pair of heart socks ($20), hunting for a Gaston scarf ($35) to tie around your neck or investing in a timeless leather jacket, Sézane has reasonably-priced, classic and high-quality products that are made to last, as our PureWow editor tested. (Psst…they even make menswear, too.)

Fast Facts

  • Size range: US 0 to 16, XS to XXL, 23 to 36
  • Shipping: free standard delivery from $200, free express delivery from $500, otherwise standard home delivery fee of $8
  • Return policy: free returns within 15 days from the date your order is received (pre-paid UPS shipping label is provided)

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Best French Clothing Brand for the Modern Woman

2. Maje

What We Like

  • colorful tweed options
  • reasonably priced for its high-quality

What We Don’t Like

  • styles may feel too preppy for some

Maje

We love Maje for its bold, unapologetic approach to French fashion. Wanting to design a wardrobe for the modern woman, fashion designer Judith Milgrom founded Maje in 1998 and the rest is—we’ll say—history. Whether you’re already a fan of the brand or have merely seen the Maje section at your local department store in passing, we’re sure you’ll find something worth purchasing. Best known for daring and confident clothes that combine a feminine feel with a modern edginess, don’t be fooled into thinking they don’t carry staple pieces as well. If more muted, classic silhouettes are your style, there are plenty of traditional pieces to choose from. And you can be sure that your clothes will last for years to come, as the brand prides itself on producing well-made and luxurious ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Shipping: $10 standard shipping (for orders under $200 before taxes or free for SaksFirst Members), $20 premium shipping, $30 express shipping at Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Return policy: free returns within 30 days of delivery

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Best Refined French Clothing Brand

3. ba&sh

What We Like

  • refined staples
  • feminine silhouettes

What We Don’t Like

  • sizing could be more inclusive

ba&sh

Sophisticated and fun, ba&sh is the Parisian label you’ll want to shop if you’re seeking a refined sexy wardrobe. Stiletto booties, printed maxi skirts and tousled blouses are only a small preview of what the Parisian brand offers, and prices can range anywhere from $20 for hair accessories to nearly $2,000 for suede peacoats. The beloved brand is helmed by best friends and founders Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief, who combined their shared love for fashion to create their dream wardrobe (accessories included), embodying an Anthropologie meets Anine Bing vibe…but make it Parisian, bien sûr.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Shipping: $10 standard shipping (for orders under $200 before taxes or free for SaksFirst Members), $20 premium shipping, $30 express shipping at Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Return policy: free returns within 30 days of delivery

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Most Viral French Clothing Brand

4. Sandro

What We Like

  • classic French options
  • practices sustainable efforts

What We Don’t Like

  • sizing may vary

Sandro

“Sandro is a classic French clothing store that always comes out with beautiful pieces,” says Petersen. We’re talking ready-to-wear collections saturated with structured tweed jackets, tailored trousers and sleek A-line knit dresses that exude an air of elegance and femininity. The brand is also committed to sustainability, offering a transparent look into the materials, production, traceability and distribution processes. Not to mention, you can even buy or sell chic pieces at a fraction of the cost with Sandro’s Secondhand site. “I love their basics, but occasionally a dress will go viral, and I can understand why. Most recently it was this long-knitted dress which I kept seeing on TikTok,” adds Petersen.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: O to 4 or US 0 to 10
  • Shipping: five to seven business days (free), two business days ($12) or next business day ($20) at Nordstrom
  • Return policy: free returns at Nordstrom

Best French Clothing Brand for the Girl on the Go

5. Longchamp

What We Like

  • minimal, casual style
  • popular brand

What We Don’t Like

  • high price point for everyday essentials
  • limited stock and select sizes

Longchamp

You may be familiar with the label’s distinctive Le Pliage tote, but did you know that Longchamp makes clothing, too? That’s right, this family business makes ready-to-wear collections which include staples like coats, jackets, dresses, skirts, blouses, knitwear, trousers and shorts at median price of $300, though some pieces cost upwards of $800. Much like the unique and timeless quality of their well-constructed bags, you’ll find the same qualities in their clothing.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: 2 to 8
  • Shipping: free standard delivery, $22 express delivery, $32 overnight delivery
  • Return policy: free returns within 30 days of delivery for items that are in new, unworn, and perfect condition

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Best French Clothing Brand for Couples

6. The Kooples

What We Like

  • suitable for couples
  • high-quality materials

What We Don’t Like

  • French sizing may fit small

The Kooples

Calling all rock ‘n’ roll devotees! Allow us to introduce an accessible luxury brand that holds the key to edgy style that is anything but boring, aka The Kooples. It originated when brothers Alexandre, Laurent and Raphaël Elicha sought to interrupt the idea of conventional fashion, and focused on dressing couples (i.e., in French slang, kooples). Yup, ladies, instead of thinking about what men would stop wearing, you can now focus on what he should wear. The idea is that couples can walk in and get dressed in complementary ‘fits, from an everyday head-to-toe leather look to suave eveningwear for a date night out. PureWow’s associate fashion commerce editor Stephanie Meraz stumbled across their storefront during a trip to Paris in 2017. “My French friend made me walk in, and I walked out with the most beautiful crocodile-effect leather Emily bag that—at that time—cost nearly my entire student budget, but it was so worth it. I haven’t received more compliments on a handbag since.” Clothes, shoes, accessories and bags are somewhat pricey, though markdowns happen often.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: EU 32 to 44, 0 to 4 or US 0 to 12, XS to XL
  • Shipping: free ground shipping on all orders to the U.S. with UPS
  • Return policy: free returns within 30 days of delivery date

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Best Staple French Clothing Brand

7. Carel Paris

What We Like

  • authentic French footwear staple
  • comfortable footbed

What We Don’t Like

  • limited styles
  • no apparel

Carel Paris

If you’re in the market for a traditional pair of Mary-Jane pumps, slingback heels or ballet flats we’re almost certain every French femme owns, then you’re in luck because Carel Paris is practically a rite of passage for French dressing. “It’s a true French staple,” confirms Bance. “This historical brand has been making comfortable yet excessively pretty shoes for French girls since the 1960s, and recently I have seen their playful, feminine designs a lot.” Go on and enjoy some smooth leather favorites, patent leather standouts and innovative denim designs.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: US 6 to 10
  • Shipping: $10 standard shipping, $25 premium shipping, $30 express shipping, $35 same day shipping at Neiman Marcus
  • Return policy: free returns within 30 days of receipt in store, free returns within 15 days of delivery for online orders (otherwise $10 return fee after 15 days)

Best French Clothing Brand for Elevated Basics

8. Isabel Marant

What We Like

  • cool, modern styles
  • versatile and timeless elevated basics

What We Don’t Like

  • some reviewers note quality discrepancies between images and products

Isabel Marant

This French fashion house encompasses the cool, modern French person. While we may not be born with that je ne sais quoi that the French personify, we certainly can achieve that blasé air and attitude via Isabel Marant—men included. The company provides superior elevated basics that are versatile and timeless, from streamlined wool coats to seamless belts to wide-leg denim, with a few trendy standouts, too, like suede cowboy boots that’ll pop against the capsule pieces.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: FR 34 to 44 or US 2 to 12, XS to L
  • Shipping: free 2-day shipping, UPS next day saver starting at $24, UPS next day starting at $30 at Revolve
  • Return policy: free returns within 60 days and exchanges within 90 days except for final sale items

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Best Edgy French Clothing Brand

9. Zadig & Voltaire

What We Like

  • designs balance masculine and feminine style
  • inclusive unisex line

What We Don’t Like

  • little to no vibrant shades

Zadig & Voltaire

Founded in Paris during the late ‘90s, this contemporary brand marries a rock edge with a dainty touch, capturing a spirit of freedom and effortlessness in the fabrics, cuts and trims. Don’t be surprised to see a striking balance of masculinity and femininity in the threads of each item. Zadig & Voltaire offers ready-to-wear favorites for both men and women, such as cashmere sweaters, blazers and dresses, plus bags, accessories and shoes—not to mention, an all-inclusive unisex line.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: XS to L
  • Shipping: five to seven business days (free), two business days ($12) or next business day ($20) at Nordstrom
  • Return policy: free returns at Nordstrom

Most Effortless French Clothing Brand

10. Chloé

What We Like

  • fluid and imaginative designs
  • high-quality fabrics and materials

What We Don’t Like

  • pricey

Chloé

This Parisian fashion house was founded on the basis of breaking free from stiff formality by French fashion designer Gaby Aghion in 1952, who coined the term “Prêt-à-Porter” (i.e., ready-to-wear), opening up a means of attainability and wearability amid Haute Couture. The tops, jackets, pants and skirts are fluid and imaginative, featuring flared silhouettes, ruched stitching and lines that complement the body’s natural curves. Prices are typical of a high-end designer labels, with most dresses coming in at $2,000 and outerwear at $3,000 or more, but the craftsmanship is impeccable and the quality flawless.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: FR 34 to 44 or US 2 to 12
  • Shipping: five to seven business days (free), two business days ($12) or next business day ($20) at Nordstrom
  • Return policy: free returns at Nordstrom

Most Sculptural French Clothing Brand

11. Alaïa

What We Like

  • sculptural and structured silhouettes
  • hyper-feminine designs

What We Don’t Like

  • pricey

Alaïa

If you weren’t familiar with Alaia until now, don’t fret. Petersen recently splurged on a piece from the luxury fashion maison, saying, “I just bought my first Alaïa dress and can't believe I didn't do it sooner. I found my dream LBD here. I got a stunning sleeveless black mini in Paris that is tight around the waist and flares outwards. It's a hyper-feminine design, which is actually rare in France. I'm in love with the look and I know I'll have this dress for the rest of my life!” The same goes for the rest of the label’s garments, which center on sculptural silhouettes and structured lines that enhance the female frame. Think: form-fitting pencil skirts and sheer frocks. The long-lasting high-fashion pieces are unsurprisingly pricey, with the majority of garments costing above $1,000, or much more for designs constructed with lambskin, tulle or lace.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: FR 34 to 42 or US 2 to 10
  • Shipping: $10 standard shipping (for orders under $200 before taxes or free for SaksFirst Members), $20 premium shipping, $30 express shipping at Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Return policy: free returns within 30 days of delivery at Saks Fifth Avenue

Most Popular French Clothing Brand

12. Rouje

What We Like

  • quintessential French designs
  • ‘90s-inspired

What We Don’t Like

  • returns aren’t free

Rouje

“Best known for their quintessentially Parisian aesthetic, Rouje is an incredibly popular brand that you'll see in the streets everywhere in Paris,” says Bance. The vestments are designed to highlight the woman, because, after all, “In Rouje, we notice the women first, then what she is wearing,” per Rouje’s founder Jeanne Damas. The designs may be sleek and reminiscent of flattering slip styles popular in the ‘90s—as well as other vintage aesthetics—yet they boast playful charms that make a confident closet. Take, for example, the splashes of color on a staple cardigan, a floral motif on a down jacket or a mixed animal print that totally falls in line with the 'mob wife' aesthetic. Bance’s advice? If there’s one thing you purchase, “go there to buy the Gabin dress, their signature design that is both sensual and feminine.” Noted.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: FR 34 to 44 or US 2 to 12
  • Shipping: ships to the US, customs fees and shipping costs are calculated at checkout
  • Return policy: request return within 15 days from the date your order was received for a refund, 30 days for store credit or exchange, buyer is responsible for the return shipping cost

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Most Daring French Clothing Brand

13. Mirae

What We Like

  • daring pattern and vibrant colors
  • trendy details
  • sexy silhouettes

What We Don’t Like

  • bold designs might not be easy to wear

Mirae

What began as a mission to offer special pieces of second-hand clothing swiftly turned into one of the most sought-after labels amongst fashionistas moving the needle. At Mirae, you’ll find daring patterns and vibrant splashes of color combined with whimsical silhouettes and trendy details, like rosettes and bows. In other words, these are pieces worthy of a dinner conversation and photo-op. Petersen is in agreement: “Mirae is such an Instagram-friendly French clothing brand. They design bright and colorful dresses that are super sexy and perfect for a girl’s trip.”

Fast Facts

  • Size range: FR 34 to 42 or US 2 to 10
  • Shipping: free 2-day shipping, UPS next day saver starting at $24, UPS next day starting at $30 at Revolve
  • Return policy: free returns within 60 days and exchanges within 90 days except for final sale items at Revolve

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Best ‘60s-Inspired French Clothing Brand

14. Courregès

What We Like

  • both vintage and futuristic styles
  • contemporary take on 1960s Parisian fashion

What We Don’t Like

  • vinyl fabric doesn’t breathe

Courregès

Fans of vinyl miniskirts, moto jackets and mini dresses with a vintage-yet-futuristic vibe will absolutely lose their cool over Courregès’s collection. The French fashion house was created by creative legends and husband and wife, André and Coqueline Courrèges, in Paris in 1961, and the present-day silhouettes, designed by the label’s creative director, Nicolas Di Felice, are still emblematic of its roots. We especially appreciate that designs offer a contemporary take on 1960s Parisian fashion, which feels like a refreshing addition. Chic yet edgy, “they’re known for their vinyl jackets, which have been around since the ‘60s, but they also have an amazing line of skin-tight knitwear that shows off your curves,” notes Petersen.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: FR 34 to 44 or US XXS to XXL
  • Shipping: five to seven business days (free), two business days ($12) or next business day ($20) at Nordstrom
  • Return policy: free returns at Nordstrom

Best Designer French Clothing Brand

15. Celine

What We Like

  • spectacular craftsmanship
  • luxury label

What We Don’t Like

  • pricey

Celine

Petersen and Bance both agree, Celine is a high-end designer label that’s worth the investment if you’re seeking craftsmanship that’s next-to-none, high-quality materials and a luxury name. “My go-to luxury brand if I ever had any,” says Bance. “The style is what we would call in French ‘bobo,’ literally bourgeois-bohème (i.e., bohemian bourgeois), and it [executes] this nonchalant yet incredibly chic aesthetic so well.” Indeed, these elegant pieces are made to last a lifetime if cared for properly. If you don’t know where to begin browsing, we suggest first glimpsing at the coveted Triomphe bag—aka, one of the most-searched bags on Rebag, per Marie Claire’s findings—before perusing the ready-to-wear collection and tracking down your vacation sunnies.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: FR 34 to 44 or US 2 to 12, XS to XL
  • Shipping: five to seven business days (free), two business days ($12) or next business day ($20) at Nordstrom
  • Return policy: free returns at Nordstrom

Best Casual-Cool French Clothing Brand

16. The Frankie Shop

What We Like

  • style is Parisian meets New York
  • quality wardrobe staples

What We Don’t Like

  • some reviewers say quality of the materials may vary

The Frankie Shop

“Whether you're looking for a pair of perfectly cut cargo pants or a timeless blazer, The Frankie Shop has you covered,” says Bance. “They sell various trendy brands as well as their own designs and everything is curated to perfection.” A blend of Parisian modishness and New York sharpness, you’ll find a slew of wardrobe staples here with elevated twists, from oversize cuts to faux-leather finishes to asymmetric drapes. If you frequently shop minimalist contemporary stores like Aritzia, Buck Mason, COS or Frank and Oak, then it’s time to add The Frankie Shop to your list of stops. You’ll find similar clean lines and street style takes on corporate dressing for about $200 per item, with some pieces—like coats and outerwear—costing more and others—like shirts and skirts—less.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: XS to L, US 0 to 12
  • Shipping: $10 standard shipping, $20 second day, $30 overnight shipping at Moda Operandi
  • Return policy: complimentary return shipping within 28 days for full price items or within 14 days of delivery for products purchased at a discount or on markdown at Moda Operandi

Best Minimalistic French Clothing Brand

17. A.P.C.

What We Like

  • items are good layering pieces
  • minimalistic style

What We Don’t Like

  • high price point for everyday essentials

A.P.C.

According to Bance, French fashion house A.P.C. (or Atelier de Production et de Création) is “another great brand for timeless staples. Their designs are particularly good and the materials of great quality. I especially like their leather goods and have been planning on getting a belt and a bag for a while now.” At A.P.C., you’ll find seamless silhouettes and a minimalistic charm in its French basics, like ribbed turtlenecks, sailor jeans and classic cardigans going for $200 or more, depending upon the item and material. As you may have guessed from its name, the company places importance on processes. Per the company, “Without production, creation is merely an idea. And without creation, a piece of clothing will never come to life.”

Fast Facts

  • Size range: US 0 to 10, XS to XL
  • Shipping: free ground shipping on any US order
  • Return policy: 14 days from the receiving date to return full price and sale items for a refund or an exchange (excludes final sale items)

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Most Expensive Designer French Clothing Brand

18. Dior

What We Like

  • ultra-feminine, recognizable silhouettes
  • seamless tailoring

What We Don’t Like

  • pricey

Dior

Revolutionary to the fashion industry, Dior has remained an iconic French fashion house since its inception in 1947. Recognized for prominent silhouettes with cinched-in waistlines, voluminous skirts and seamless tailoring, Dior designs are ultra-feminine and timeless, with silhouettes often boasting the house’s iconic branding as striking patterns for options for men, women, kids and baby. This designer French brand comes at a steep price, but long-lasting investment items that are versatile and can be worn more than once, like a full skirt, tailored blazer or a jacket—per Petersen’s recommendation—make a smart purchase. She tells us, “The famous Dior Bar jacket has been on my wishlist for a while. I even tried it on in the Dior store, but I need to wait for this one. It's probably the most iconic piece of Dior clothing you can own, so if you have the means, I’d definitely go for it.”

Fast Facts

  • Size range: US 0 to 14
  • Shipping: free standard shipping (1 to 5 business days depending on the location), $25—or free for orders over $3,000—express delivery (guaranteed, overnight on business days), $35— free for orders over $3,000—concierge delivery (same-day or scheduled delivery) available seven days a week in specific locations
  • Return policy: free returns or exchanges within 30 days

Best Designer French Clothing Brand for Timeless Staples

19. Saint Laurent

What We Like

  • long-lasting, timeless items
  • generational investment pieces
  • neutral, soft color palette

What We Don’t Like

  • pricey

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent is one of the most high-end and iconic French fashion houses. With items crafted from some of the finest materials and fabrics that last a lifetime, its designs are inspired by the art and fashion worlds, making for forever pieces that are meant to be passed down from generation to generation. An array of creams, whites, browns, blues and blacks largely shape its soft color palette, and French feminine finishes are at the heart of every design. “If there's one piece of Saint Laurent clothing you need it’s the black Le Smoking blazer,” notes Petersen. “Perfect for wearing over a little black dress or paired with blue jeans, this is a timeless piece of French fashion you should own.”

Fast Facts

  • Size range: US 2 to 10, XS to XL
  • Shipping: five to seven business days (free), two business days ($12) or next business day ($20) at Nordstrom
  • Return policy: free returns at Nordstrom

Best French Clothing Brand for Classic Shirts

20. Figaret

What We Like

  • fresh and airy styles
  • high-quality materials

What We Don’t Like

  • outside of shirts, limited variety of styles

Figaret

“Not as well known in the U.S., Figaret makes amazing cotton button-up shirts that you can wear to work or dress down casually with a pair of jeans,” says Petersen. “They make high-quality Oxford shirts that you’ll have for years, no matter how many times you wash them.” The company’s timeless shirt-making journey began in 1968, solidifying their legacy as a French staple for poplin, linen and cotton dress shirts. Besides traditional button-ups, there are signature shirts, such as the open-neck Carl or the embroidered “Je t'aime” inscription, and made-to-measure options that home-in on care and quality. When we asked Petersen to pick a favorite from the line, the decision turned out to be a no-brainer: “The Marion shirt is a classic style I recommend. It's also very affordable.”

Fast Facts

  • Size range: EU 34 to 46 or US XS to XXL, 2 to 14
  • Shipping: free shipping to the US if orders exceed $200, otherwise $12 shipping fee
  • Return policy: returns within 14 days at your own cost outside of France

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Which French Clothing Brands Can You Buy in the U.S.?

Good news: All the French clothing brands listed above can be purchased directly online, either on the company’s websites or through a retailer, and shipped to the U.S. (Though you may find that some stores with warehouses solely in France like Figaret might incur import duties and extra shipping fees.) Many brands, like The Frankie Shop, A.P.C and Sézane have stores located in cities like New York and Los Angeles, and others may be found in your local department stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s. Plus, other luxury fashion retailers, such as Net-a-Porter, Farfetch, Moda Operandi and The Outnet often carry many of the high-end French clothing brands in brand-new or used conditions and at either pull price or a discounted rate.

What Are the Latest French Fashion Trends?

As you may have presumed from the endless French closet staples that never seem to fade, the French tend to stick to tried-and-true trusted basics. “However, trends come and go, and some make a bigger impression on French fashionistas than others,” reports Bance. Here, the latest French fashion trends to hit the fashion capital of the world.

  • Oversize Shirts: A refreshing break from their usual form-fitting silhouettes, Parisians are embracing a more relaxed fit this season. “This season, I have seen (and worn) a lot of oversize shirts, particularly white, light blue or striped.” says Bance.
  • Quilted Jackets: Bance has also spotted quilted jackets making a splash in numerous French collections this past summer, and she doesn’t think it’ll stop anytime soon.
  • Ballet Flats: Good news: Our obsession with French flats won’t stop in the foreseeable future. As Bance assures, “Ballet flats never really left the French scene but have been particularly on trend in the past few seasons, whether in their most basic form (inspired by ballet), or with one or several straps (Mary-Jane style).”
  • Wide-Leg Flares: Pants are taking a relaxed approach similar to the aforementioned oversize shirt trend. “Trousers and jeans are getting wider for a more relaxed style,” notes Bance. “I think this has been inspired by Scandinavian fashion.”

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Stephanie Meraz is PureWow’s Associate Fashion Commerce Editor. Stephanie is a natural savant in the fashion, beauty, and dating & relationships beats. She has over 22+ years...

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PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.