Style Careers – 5 Brands to Shop for French Girl Style

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Minimalist, edgy, effortless, but always chic – these are the words that come to mind when I think of French fashion. Having lived in France, it’s definitely true that the women there know how to dress for every occasion. There’s a reason French fashion continues to reign supreme, so if you’re looking to inject some Parisian flair into your wardrobe, here are my top five picks for brands to shop for French Girl Style.

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The Kooples
If a rock and roll vibe is what you’re after, The Kooples will become your new go-to brand. Stocked with edgy biker jackets, lacy tops that are perfect for any girl’s night out and killer denim to match, you’ll be ready to hit the streets of Paris in no time. With shoes and top-notch accessories as well (seriously, check out their hats) your wardrobe will thank you for checking out The Kooples.

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For a more polished version of French Girl Fashion, Sandro Paris has you covered. Designed with feminine details and luxurious fabrics like cashmere and silk, Sandro’s pieces exude French elegance and ease. They also have some great separates like printed blouses, embellished knits and wool coats that can be mixed and matched to create office-ready outfits year-round.

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Maison Kitsuné
Upscale streetwear is what Maison Kitsuné does best. Quirky, yet everyday wearable pieces in brightly coloured designs make this more than just your average streetwear brand. Graphic tees and sweatshirts emblazoned with cheeky phrases like “Je suis allée au college Kitsuné” will set you apart from the crowd, and for the true Francophiles, show off your love of all things French with a “Parisienne” tee.

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In what started out as an online-only direct to consumer business, Sézane has been steadily gaining the attention of fashionistas worldwide. With showrooms in London, Paris and New York, customers are now able to see first-hand the effortlessly chic clothing Sézane has become known for. Their denim and knitwear are their star items, so act fast if you’re looking to buy online – collections are known to sell out quickly.

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Realisation Par
For the free-spirited dressers, Réalisation Par is a Parisian dream come true. An Instagram favourite, if you’ve seen your favourite blogger in a polka-dotted dress and holding a woven picnic basket, chances are it’s from the latest Réalisation collection. Flirty dresses and sexy tops make up the core of this brand, which happens to be another online-exclusive.


Inspirational Images
Main image courtesy of W Magazine
The Kooples, Image courtesy of
Sandro Paris, Image courtesy of Sandro
Maison Kitsuné, Image courtesy of Maison Kitsune
Sézane, Image courtesy of Sézane
Réalisation Par, Image courtesy of Tumblr


By Kate Mendonca, Toronto @kate.mendonca

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