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Create a Stylish Wardrobe With These 22 French Clothing Brands You’ll Adore

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Is your lifestyle rooted in French heritage? Or how about your home decor? French beauty? French anything? If so, you’re doing something right. Whether it’s your home or your wardrobe, the designs of French style are elegant, effortlessly chic, and will never go out of style. After all, France is the home to some of the most prestigious luxury brands, including Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Louis Vuitton, to name a few.

Want to expand your love for French culture by following French fashion? There are many other French clothing brands to have on your radar to master the French girl style! On this list, you will see more than just the typical designer brands because high-street French labels like Isabel Marant, Marie Marot, and Musier Paris exist. Discover more French clothing brands to give your closet some je ne sais quoi.

1. Veja

You may already be familiar with Veja, as they have been featured in our other posts. (We’re big fans.) Founded in 2005 by Sebastian Kopp and François-Ghislain Morillion,

Veja has gained popularity in the fashion industry for crafting ethically made classic sneakers from upcycled materials. The sneakers, notably the Veja Esplar and Campo leather sneakers, are go-tos for French women to create effortlessly chic looks.

Our picks:

V-12 Sneaker (Nordstrom)

Campo Sneaker (Nordstrom)

2. Claudie Pierlot

Claudie Pierlot has been in the fashion scene since 1984, intending to create fashion staples for the modern woman. This brand combines playful and sophisticated contemporary designs, including flirty dresses, charming Breton tops, preppy knitwear, timeless leather jackets, and more.

The Parisian fashion house strongly emphasizes making year-round pieces that are perfect for day-to-night dressing.

Our picks:

Tweed Jacket (Farfetch)

Pointed-Toe Suede Pumps (Farfetch)

Stonewashed Organic Cotton Cropped Jeans (Farfetch)

3. Isabel Marant

Meet one of the most mainstream French clothing brands that is about to be part of your everyday style. Parisian designer Isabel Marant launched her Parisian brand in 1994 for women “in real life.”

Whether you’re heading to work or running errands, Isabel Marant’s designs will cater to your daily needs. Her designs are classic and feminine (with a hint of bohemian), and most importantly, celebrate Parisian life.

Our picks:

Lemony High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans (Net-A-Porter)

Gelda Leather Ankle Boots (Net-A-Porter)

4. The Frankie Shop

Here is another great French clothing brand to elevate your style. The Frankie Shop was founded by French journalist Gaëlle Drevet. She launched the fashion label for women like herself who believe clothing should highlight your natural beauty. The label is also aimed at real women with real lives.

Drevet opened her store in 2014 and has since been popular in fashion. The Frankie Shop is renowned for its smart and oversized suits. Minimalist colors, modern designs, and timeless classics are some of the qualities associated with the brand.

Our picks:

Georgia Oversized Striped Crepe De Chine Shirt (Net-A-Porter)

Tansy Pleated Pinstriped Crepe De Chine Straight-Leg pants (Net-A-Porter)

Vivian Pleated Striped Crepe De Chine Shorts (Net-A-Porter)

5. Musier Paris

Looking for new feminine and classic pieces to update your wardrobe? Musier Paris has everything you need. The brand was founded by Anne-Laure Mais in 2018. Her brand philosophy is crafting timeless pieces full of character and feminine flair for the everyday woman. Comfort is another crucial element of the Musier Paris wardrobe.

The Parisian brand has various feminine dresses, flattering pants, and classic coats to nail the French girl fashion look.

Do you need more assistance mastering the French girl fashion look? Get this free classic French wardrobe shopping list here.

Our picks:

Noelie Cardigan (Revolve)

Carolyn Jacket (Revolve)

6. Zadig & Voltaire

Have you heard of Zadig & Voltaire? This Parisian fashion label was founded in 1997 by Thierry Gillier, who is the grandson of Andre Gillier, the co-founder of Lacoste.

The brand is renowned for its edgy French style, redefinition of luxury, and departure from traditional norms. The brand’s effortlessly chic and modern approach to luxury garments reflects the departure from conventional fashion. Signature pieces of the brand include lace tops, cool graphic tees, moody floral dresses, studded boots, cashmere sweaters, and leather pants.

The French label takes inspiration from fashion icons like Jane Birkin and artists such as Marianne Faithfull and Patti Smith.

Our picks:

Je T’Aime Organic Cotton Graphic T-Shirt (Nordstrom)

Alma Mon Amour Turtleneck Sweater (Nordstrom)

7. Loulou Studio

Parisian influencer and fashion consultant Chloé Harrouche started her brand, Loulou Studio, in 2019. She offers garments inspired by her love for art, architecture, and the French capital.

The brand’s designs are characterized by classic designs with a minimalist approach to everyday dressing. All the pieces are made from natural fabrics sourced from Europe and Magnolia.

Loulou Studio collaborates with artisans to ensure each garment has an organic and high-quality feel.

Our picks:

Calto Wool Blend Sweater (Nordstrom)

Telanto Supima® Cotton T-Shirt (Nordstrom)

8. Marie Marot

Marie Marot White shirt
french clothing brands | Source: Marie Marot

If you love the quality of shirts at J.Crew, chances are you’ll love the shirts from the Marie Marot X J.Crew collaboration. Marie Marot is a women’s shirt brand started by Marie Marot, who has loved shirts since adolescence.

Her brand is inspired by men’s shirts but has a feminine and simple flair. The shirts are designed to be slightly oversized to flatter any body type. They can be worn for day and night activities like work and brunch.

Besides shirts, Marie Marot also has pajamas in clean lines and classic patterns.

9. Maje Paris

Maje is a Parisian brand that was launched in 1998. The family business is celebrated for designing bold, edgy, urban, and feminine garments. You can find accessible luxury pieces like dresses, sweaters, boots, loafers, and more.

Our picks:

Stripe Cardigan (Harrods)

Penelope Straight Leg Jeans (Nordstrom)

10. Sandro Paris

The first thing that comes to mind when you see Sandro’s designs is “Parisian elegance.” The brand was founded by the couple Evelyne Chetrite and Didier Chetrite in 1984.

The brand aims to bridge masculine and feminine designs to create contemporary and unique pieces. So, if you’re a woman who embraces a discreet and distinct style, Sandro is the brand for you.

Our picks:

Gabb Rib Long Sleeve Sweater Dress (Nordstrom)

Madie Imitation Pearl Detail Puff Short Sleeve Wool Sweater (Nordstrom)

11. A.P.C

A.P.C was founded by Jean Touitou in 1987; it is renowned for its cult-favorite jeans in raw denim. A.P.C has since expanded to other clothing and accessories defined by simple and casual elegance. The brand is also characterized by a minimalist style, emphasizing the absence of elegance and return to the basics.

All the designs are crafted from nobble material with timeless cuts. You can find the stores in New York, Paris, and Sydney.

Ninon Mini Bag (A.P.C Paris)

Alexandra T-Shirt (A.P.C Paris)

Leah Ballet Flats (A.P.C Paris)

Related: My Experience Shopping With a French Personal Stylist in Paris

12. BA&SH

Two best friends, Barbara and Sharon, joined forces to launch BA&SH. Their vision for the brand was to bring their dream wardrobe to life.

This high fashion brand has excellent pieces that ooze Parisian style, elegance, freedom, and fun. You can find everything from classic everyday jeans to crisp shirts and occasion dresses.

Our picks:

Long-Sleeve Cardigan (BA&SH)

Siara Dress (BA&SH)

13. Jaquemus

Jacquemus was founded in 2009 by French fashion designer, Simon Porte Jacquemus, to pay homage to his late mother. You may have seen this young brand on your social media feeds or worn by fashion icons. A popular style you might have come across is the Chiquitos Bag.

The brand takes a modernist and playful approach to womenswear. You will find cool geometric designs and quality fabrics. Many great pieces are perfect for summer dressing – this includes fringe hats, linen shirts, and joyful bags.

Our picks:

Les Chaussettes Logo Jacquard Crew Socks (Nordstrom)

Le Grosgrain Logo Cotton Fleece Crop Sweatshirt (Nordstrom)

14. Saint James

Saint James is synonymous with authenticity, quality, and sensibility. It was founded in 1889 in Normandy, France as a family business. The French brand’s elegant and simple craftsmanship lies in the savoir-faire.

If you are obsessed with Brigitte Bardot, Saint James has a great selection of sailor-stripped tops in different colors. On top of the Breton tops, Saint James has dresses, coats, and accessories that have a timeless style.

Our picks:

PROPRIANO III Form-Fitting Nautical Stripe Dress (Saint James)

saint james stripe dress

Striped Tote Bag In Recycled Cotton (Saint James)

15. Sessun

Emma François started Sessun in 1996 after being influenced by street culture and local artisans in Guatemala. The brand incorporates stories about people and natural elements into garments, such as terracotta, fabrics, and lace. 

From shirts and pants to dresses, you can find a great selection of timeless pieces you can wear for many occasions. As a bonus, they are all sustainably made by artisans. 

Our picks:

Lina Dress (24s)

Hayett Skirt (24s)

16. Roseanna

Since its launch in 2008 by founder and creative director Anne-Fleur Broudehoux, the brand has been creating collections for the firm and modern women.

Her designs pay tribute to cities, women, films, and vibrant colors. So, if you’re a woman whose personal style blends color, simplicity, and poise – Roseanna is the right choice for you.

The brand has ready-to-wear pieces like knits, dresses, sweatshirts and accessories. 

Our picks:

Denim Pants (Yoox)

Blouse (Yoox)

17. Vanessa Bruno

Former model Vanessa Bruno launched her namesake label in 1996. She designs clothes for women who share her fashion interests: Boho chic clothing that prioritizes comfort and style.

Bruno’s designs are characterized by minimalist yet sophisticated designs to enhance a woman’s beauty.

The brand uses classic and straightforward fabrics like cotton canvas and sequin to craft feminine and elegant accessories. This is showcased by her signature Cabas tote.

Our picks:

70MM Boots (24s)

Virgil Jumper (24s)

18. Sézane

Sézane is one of the best French fashion brands for finding garments at accessible prices. This Parisian brand was founded by Morgane Sézalory in 2013.

Her brand first started on eBay, and 10 years later, it has shops across the USA and Paris. Each clothing item highlights the Parisian charm and class of Morgane’s style.

The brand offers a lot of great pieces to elevate your wardrobe, from leather goods to vintage-inspired pieces.

Our picks:

Farrow Bag (Sézane)

Evelyn Dress (Sézane)

19. Maison Labiche

This Parisian brand was born in 2011 to create ethical and purposeful garments. It gained a fan following for creating the perfect white t-shirt.

Now, Maison Labiche has expanded to other clothing items, but with the same design philosophy they used to create their bestselling t-shirt.

Maison Labiche focuses on “bringing couture-like craftsmanship to a wardrobe basic.” So, if you’re looking for high-quality wardrobe essentials, Maison Labiche is one of the best places to shop.

Our picks:

Parlez Vous Français Crew-Neck Jumper (Farfetch)

“Oui oui non” Montpar Breton Shirt (24s)

Signac Jacquard Skirt (24s)

20. Tara Jarmon

Tara Jarmon Marzia Grey Pea Coart
French clothing brands | Source: Tara Jarmon

Tara Jarmon was born after businessman David Jarmon and designer Tara joined forces to create the brand. Since its launch, Tara Jarmon has focused on designing garments with a Parisian spirit.

From carefully chosen colors, high-quality fabric, and luxury touches, the styles include chic and unique clothing with a twist.

If you want to celebrate Parisian elegance, Tara Jarmon has the perfect pieces to nail the Parisian woman look.

21. Kenzo

Kenzo was founded in 1970 in Paris by Kenzo Takada. This brand creates dynamic modernity by infusing different prints and harmonizing sophisticated colors.

Every garment exudes optimism and creativity and there is no shortage of pieces to take your outfit to a whole new level. Choose from a wide selection of cool sneakers, statement-matching sets, and fun accessories.

Our picks:

Kenzo by Verdy Regular Sweatshirt (Kenzo)

Kenzo Utility Canvas Tote Bag (Kenzo)

22. Marine Serre

Do you remember the bodysuit from 2020 with crescent moon motifs? Every celebrity wore it. The brand behind the Instagram famous garment was Marine Serre.

The brand was founded in 2017 by the young fashion designer. Her designs exude a unique and ambitious take on French fashion.

Our picks:

Crescent Moon-Print Top (Farfetch)

Pointelle-Knit Tennis Dress (Farfetch)

Uncovering the Chic Styles of 22 Renowned French Clothing Brands

These 22 French clothing brands offer unmatched elegance and class. France is truly the home of the best fashion houses.

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Hi! My name is Temwa and I have an obsession with all things lifestyle. Whether it's home decor, classy fashion, beauty products, or gift ideas -- you will find me writing about those topics. When I'm not sitting at my laptop, you will find me making press-on nails over the weekend!