When you think of French fashion, you automatically think of luxury labels, don't you? Brands like Chanel, Dior, Lanvin, and more, right? Well, that's not your fault! France is the home of haute couture. Why do you think Paris is the fashion capital of the world? The labels here are some of the most well-known and most expensive out there! With that said, however, that doesn't mean that you need to be rich in order to dress up like a Parisian. There's a ton of affordable brands here in the French capital that can easily get you looking more Parisian without the big budget!
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Isabel Marant Etoile
Isabel Marant is one of those quintessential designers in Paris that have defined the look of the city. With her simple, casual, and rebellious style, she has given Parisian women a chance to show off how cool they are without breaking a sweat! However, not all women can afford her as her brand is at a luxury level. But not to worry! There's still 'Etoile,' after all! The designer's subline is all about offering her signature styles at more approachable price points. This allows you to look like an Isabel Marant woman without having to empty your bank account!
Casual, clean, and classic! There's a reason why A.P.C. is one of Paris' finest menswear labels
. Not many brands have consistently offered simple and streamlined styles at affordable prices. And it's not just the men who are raving about A.P.C.! Since it first opened back in 1987, the brand has become a major mainstay in many women's wardrobes in Paris. Just like the men, they, too, enjoy the sophisticated yet easy pieces they offer. And thanks to its affordability, looking like a million bucks won't have to cost that at all! What's not to love?
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Zadig & Voltaire
Ask any party girl in Paris and they'll all tell you that the must-buy brand here in the city is Zadig&Voltaire! Offering up easy glamour, this brand is more of a lifestyle than your typical contemporary label. Where else could you buy a semi-risque black lace blouse that you can wear both at work and in a club? Or a shimmering sequined dress that'd work well in a sophisticated cocktail party as well as in a girls' night out? Whether's it's dressing up for a holiday
or simply looking good every day, Zadig&Voltaire is the brand for all-day-everyday glamour!
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Sandro's pieces may seem like they're so simple that even a fashion student can make them, but they're really not. Once you get to touch them and wear them, you'll understand why this brand has gotten so much attention these past few years! With excellent craftsmanship and luxe materials at their disposal, Sandro is able to provide a true-blue Parisian wardrobe without the haute couture pricing. And isn't that every fashion lover's dream? To be able to look so chic while paying so little for it? Thanks to this stylish label, the Parisian look
is now more affordable than ever before!
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Puffed-up sleeves, gingham prints, tied-up bows as fasteners, and body-hugging dresses. Femininity truly is at the core of MaisonCléo. A mom-and-daughter-run brand that has many Parisians' eyes sparkling with delight, their affordable clothes are romantic, dreamy, and fashion-forward. The type of styles you'd only expect on haute couture runways. Whether it's a floral set of separates or a cotton peasant dress that looks straight out of a fairytale, MaisonCléo encourages women to embrace their daintiness without having to spend more than they can afford in other French brands. Not to mention the fact that the label also offers such styles in all sizes too!
Ever since it was first established in 2013, Sézane has captivated Parisian women to look as chic as can be without the risk of bankruptcy. Why do you think it's one of the more popular labels on this list? From flirty dresses to tailored pieces, Sézane provides all the different dimensions of a Parisian wardrobe. In one day, you can look flirty and fun a floaty pleated number in a delicate hue. On another, you can go for a cooler look by way of skin-tight jeans and a nice button-down! Whichever look you feel like sporting, Sézane will certainly help you achieve it!
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A clean and crips white-shirt goes a long way! Many Parisian women know this! Why do you think it's such a French fashion staple? Oh, but where can you find one that's still high-quality but also affordable? Marie Marot! All about simplicity and minimalism, this brand provides no-fussy fashion without the high price tags. As already mentioned, their white shirts and other button-downs are their main aces, providing a strong and sophisticated look without the severity. Whether you pair them with denim jeans for autumn
or a nice flowing skirt for spring, the versatility in these pieces knows no bounds!
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A tailored look goes a long way in Paris! This is the city of haute couture, after all! From the iconic Chanel suit to Dior's famous 'New Look,' precise and quality tailoring is in the DNA of Parisian style. But what if you can't afford to buy from these aforementioned labels? Well, fortunately, there's Vanessa Bruno. Suits, shirts, skirts, and more await those who want to look sexy and sophisticated whilst saving some money in their bank accounts
! Who knows? Maybe sporting such looks will help you get a promotion at work
that will finally earn you more money to go for the luxury labels?
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Never underestimate the power of an affordable fashion brand. You never know, these labels might just make you look more Parisian than the actual haute couture houses! With that said, there's nothing wrong with going high street to look high fashion!
The more you go for these affordable brands, the more you can invest in your luxury home