As a fashion blogger, I’m always discovering new brands and pieces, whether on Instagram, through a fellow influencer, or browsing a boutique. Oftentimes I’ll find a designer that does one thing particularly well, and that will lead into a discovery of similar brands that share the same perspective.
For all things French fashion, Sezane has been my favorite for years. My sister and I had the chance to visit the New York City store, and it was everything I hoped! It felt like being transported to a Paris apartment full of vintage-inspired, feminine, quality pieces.
If you’ve experienced all the goodness of Sezane and are looking to expand your selection of French-inspired options, below I’m sharing a list of brands like Sezane that I think you’ll love.
Brands Like Sezane
BA&SH offers all the romance and effortlessness of French fashion with a little rock ‘n’ roll. Founded by Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief (who gave the ba and sh of their names to BA&SH), BA&SH has 42 stores in France alone.
They’re a luxury French retailer with a focus on elevated staples, from printed wrap dresses to timeless knits and denim, and they also sell shoes and accessories. I always find a few things I want to purchase each time I visit their site, and right now my favorites are these boots and this blazer.
Maje is another brand like Sezane that originated in France. They’ve been around for over 20 years and offer chic, bohemian-inspired wardrobe staples.
Some of the best made, best fitted, and most interesting pieces of clothing that I own come from Maje. They’re glamorous with a little edge, but they always weave in wearable classics (such as wool blend coats).
I especially love their skirt, dress, and pant selection (currently eyeing this dress and these trousers). Maje also has a sustainable selection, with pieces made with environmental impact in mind.
I think of Sandro as the French cousin to A.L.C. It’s a trendy-casual brand that’s owned by the same group that owns Maje and Claudie Pierlot (and is aptly named SMCP).
It’s a little more tomboyish and edgy than Sezane and Maje, with items like zip skater dresses, python jeans, and fringe cardigans but they offer undeniably feminine pieces too, like this crochet dress and this printed blouse.
Sandro is sold online at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.
4. Claudie Pierlot
Claudie Pierlot describes itself as a brand inbued with je ne sais quoi. No piece they offer would look out of place in Paris, from flowing dresses to leather trousers and striped knitwear.
I love the prints they use on classically feminine pieces to make them unique yet wearable, such as in this midi skirt and this mini dress.
Best of all, almost all the price points are under $500, including their outerwear, which is rare to find with quality French fashion brands.
Rouje Paris is a breezy, feminine chic brand founded by Jeanne Damas, a French designer and model. The brand is known for its cuts and high quality fabrics, and for taking inspiration from all eras past (from the 40s to the 60s and 80s).
Their print and solid dresses are to die for, and I love that she does a few iterations of pieces in the same fabric with every collection to provide an option for various body types.
On my radar right now? This blazer, this belt under $100, and these boots.
The first time I tried on an A.P.C. piece was at a hole in the wall boutique in California. I remember being blown away by the fit of the dress because it was a silhouette I never wore at the time.
A.P.C. stands for Atelier de Production et de Creation, which summarizes their ethos of quality pieces made with an artistic flare. They focus on pieces you’ll invest in and have forever.
To me, their timeless bags are the star of the show, and I love that they have a permanent collection of denim, handbags, tops, and outerwear (think the perfect trench coat or crewneck t-shirt) that they’ve refined over time.
7. Isabel Marant
Isabel Marant is eponymously named after a French fashion designer known for her bohemian aesthetic and pieces that embody an eye-catching but never over-thought look.
You’re probably familiar with some of the crowd favorites, like the Beth Sneaker and Lecce Belt. She also offers unique oversized outerwear, one-of-a-kind bags, and basics with a twist.
She also launched Isabel Marant Etoile as a follow-up to her first collection, which is another brand like Sezane that I find more wearable and affordable.
8. Zadig & Voltaire
Zadig & Voltaire is another French brand like Sezane offering a slightly more rock attitude. Their pieces marry feminine with a wild, free attitude and tend to make more of a statement.
Think oversized ruffled blouses, studded boots, and embellished blazers. If you like the “cool, it-girl” French girl look, I think you’ll love this brand.
Like many French-inspired brands, Reformation got its start selling vintage clothing out of a small storefront. It then grew into a global brand that celebrates feminine shapes and sustainability.
Reformation is best known for its dresses, but they also offer an amazing selection of seasonal basics such as coats, cardigans, sweaters, tees, blouses, and jeans.
10. Hale Bob
Hale Bob is a new-to-me brand like Sezane that I cannot stop browsing. Nearly everything on the site, from embroidered maxi dresses to tiered chiffon dresses to floral blouses, is under $400.
In terms of aesthetics, Hale Bob does slightly bolder prints and brighter colors than you tend to see at Sezane.
There’s also more richness and embellishment, such as lace, velvet, and embroidery, throughout their pieces.
11. IRO Paris
IRO Paris is a fashion brand established in Paris that takes inspiration from the 70’s and 80’s American rock scene, but they add Parisian romanticism for a balance of cool and sophisticated.
Designed “for the everyday cool girl,” IRO collections tend to feature pieces that mix leather and cotton, fitted and flowy.
Their Shavani Boucle jacket is a best seller, and I’m a huge fan of their solid blouses and printed blouses.
I hope this roundup of brands like Sezane gives you even more French style retailers to shop! If you have any more French clothing stores like Sezane you love, drop a comment below, and I’ll add them to the list.
12. & Other Stories
& Other Stories is a lesser known subset of the H&M group. It mixes Parisian it-girl, laid back California, and structured Scandinavian styles, and you’ll find a mix of all three both online and at their brick-and-mortar stores.
Almost everything they sell is under $300, and I find them to be the most like Sezane in their knitwear and outerwear. Their dresses for every season are also particularly good.