7 French Clothing Brands Chic Women Love—They’re Gorgeous!

French style never goes out of style and we’ve found the French clothing brands that will upgrade your wardrobe in an instant.

We love British clothing brands, but there’s something about the way French women dress that makes everyone want to jump on the bandwagon. So much so that if you google “how to dress like…” the first option that pops up is “like a Frenchwoman”. And it’s no surprise considering they possess the power to look effortlessly chic at all times. Sticking to the nonchalant slip, this forces French women to rely on a curated capsule wardrobe of staples that will always look amazing – from Breton striped sweaters and the best women’s blazers to stunning skinny jeans. and sensational leather jackets.

What if their style secrets weren’t just their impeccable dress sense? We think it has a lot to do with the labels they choose to wear. And that’s why we’ve put together a guide to the best French clothing brands of the moment.

Rouje is the destination for gorgeous printed midi dresses, La Redoute is the site to shop the best workwear, and Sézane is the home of the best quality knitwear (think the best cashmere sweaters). Add to that some of the brands everyone is talking about on Instagram and you’re one step closer to looking chic at all times, with minimal effort.

The best French clothing brands to browse

  • To hit– great for nice tops with jeans from $87 / £65
  • Claudie Pierlot– best for eco denim from $93 / £69
  • La Redoute– ideal for wardrobe basics and workwear from $14/£10
  • Musier Paris– great for gorgeous outerwear and Instagram favorite dresses from $79 / £59
  • Rouje– ideal for printed dresses and tops from $34/£25
  • Sezane– best for good quality knits and retro denim from $54 / £40
  • Frankie’s Shop– ideal for loungewear and oversized suits from $55/£40

The best French clothing brands chosen by our fashion editors


French clothing brands: Ba&sh

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If you are looking for beautiful exclusive prints, day dresses and blouses that will always be a hit and timeless knitwear, Ba&sh will be one of the best French fashion brands for you. Made for women, by women, the label created in 2003 is not a new brand but it is a brand that is becoming more democratic every year thanks to its wearable designs.

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2. Claudie Pierlot

Clothing Claudie Pierlot

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Founded in the 80s, Claudie Pierlot launched her designer brand “for women in Paris” and the brand quickly became a worldwide success. It’s no surprise with the sleek cuts, timeless silhouettes and truly wearable designs that won’t require you to take out a loan. Trendy while being environmentally conscious, Claudie’s pieces are made to be loved forever.

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3. The Redoubt

French clothing brands: La Redoute

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Are you on the hunt for new workwear or want to update your existing wardrobe with key pieces? La Redoute is the French equivalent of brands like Zara or Mango and is a go-to for everyday styles as well as items you can style after dark too. It also has the best homewares so you can update your interiors at the same time.

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4. Musier Paris

French clothing brands: Musier Paris

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Founded in 2018 by a French style influencer @annelauremaiswith 656,000 subscribers or his own Musier Paris Instagram account quickly gained a slew of loyal followers who knew the brand would be super chic. Today, the label has become a cult brand thanks to its knit dresses, cool coats and elegantly low-cut tops.

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5. Rouje

French clothing brands: Rouje

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Founded by Parisian style icon Jeanne Damas in 2016, the brand instantly became a hit with women eager to get a slice of her wardrobe. From printed midi skirts that could be vintage to tea dresses and casual knits. The brand has everything that will add a feminine touch to the French dressing room. The clothes are simple, but you’ll feel like a star of one of Netflix’s best French TV shows.

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6. Sezane

Sezane fashion

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Parisian brand Sézane is renowned for its distinctive luxury knitwear. Founded in 2013, the brand aimed to create design-minded pieces without the exorbitant price tag. Today, the French brand is loved around the world (especially by London women) and has even been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton (if you’re a fan of the Duchess, here’s a list of where to buy Kate Middleton’s dresses)

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7. The Frankie Shop

The Frankie Shop coat

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If you haven’t heard of The Frankie Shop, then you have to. Adored by fashion insiders, the brand was founded by a French journalist. With a store in Paris and New York, the brand is a cross between the two main cities of fashion month. Minimalist, fuss-free designs are so popular that some styles (including the recent khaki quilted coat) sell out almost immediately. With other popular brands such as Nanushka, Samsøe and Samsøe, Ganni and Otiumberg on hand, you’re bound to find something to add to your list of forever essentials.

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Michael O. Stutler