How about getting a dose of France without having to book a ticket? We turn the lens to the European nation’s alluring style by looking at where to buy under the radar brands with French influence (or origins) around the world. From stylish women’s fashion pieces to adorable kid’s apparel, and preppy menswear to French bed linen and home accessories, here’s where to get your French fix when not in France.
Various stores around the world
All things elegant, playful and dreamy, Château de sable sets the bar high for kids’ apparel. Founder and designer Stéphanie Lemaire, uses her design background to create chic and timeless collections for babies, girls and boys from 1 month to 14 years old. Her French touch and quality fabrics have proven to be a success as the brand has become quite an institution, boasting 27 stores across 11 countries. The only bugbear is that these beautiful garments do not come in adult sizes.
Fashion and Homewares
Available online and in Singapore
What begun as a passion for sourcing all that is unique and beautiful, is now an online boutique shop offering exquisite limited edition homewares and gifts. The creative mind behind Édition Limitée, Julie Tardieu, works with artisans and designers who share her passion. The result is a stunning mix of fashion accessories and jewellery for women, bath linen for kids and home accessories like French bed linen and decorative items for your living space – from over 15 brands.
Kid’s Fashion from 0-16 years old
This European kids boutique scores major points for being equal parts chic and adorable. Le Petite Kids offers everything from baby clothes to teenage fashion, sleepwear, blankets, toys, gifts and diaper bags. Some noteworthy brands include 3Pommes, Catimini, Petit Bateau, Kanz and Confetti. Super cute!
Men and Women’s Fashion
What do you get when you marry the best of fashion in Paris with influences from Tokyo? Fashion reinvented. The collections at Maison Kitsuné – though traditional – are constantly reinvented, giving a timeless dimension with a bold mix of colours, prints and materials. Select from a range of men and women’s apparel – from casual cool to preppy, as well as capsule collections and collaborations with other fashion frontrunners.
Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Fashion
Nathalie Seaver is a Los Angeles-based designer and stylist whose French ancestry and love for Paris inspires her edited mix of timeless women’s clothing and accessories. Nathalie’s original ready-to-wear designs are perfect for special occasions. Her beautiful European fabrics and flattering fits are swoon worthy. A range of kid’s fashion, gifts for him and her and fashion accessories is also available. We’re sold!
Travel to the streets of South France thanks to Nest. Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this charming boutique is the result of their travel finds – a curated assemblage of every home accessory imaginable. Encounter whimsical to worldly pieces – textiles, ornaments, lamps, and decorative items, soft furnishings to animal wall taxidermies. It’s like your Pinterest board come to life.
Women’s and Men’s Fashion
Nail chic Parisienne style with Rosalie Pompon’s curated edit of the latest quality brands from Paris and other parts of Europe. This gem never fails to inspire with covetable and infinitely stylish threads and accessories from French labels like American Vintage, Ba&sh, BelleRose, Bensimon and Sessun. The boutique’s unique stash of jewellery, shoes and leather bags are also worth eyeing.
Women’s Fashion and Accessories
Get a taste of how Parisian fashionistas strut their styles at Rue Madame. Here you will find a bevy of French designer brands – timeless classics that transcend every era, and season. Score some major inspiration with French designer and established international brands like American Vintage, Antik Batik, and Iro and Vanessa Bruno. One thing’s for sure; you’ll never go out of style here.