35 Cool French Fashion Brands That Every Girl Should Know

We can talk all day about how much we adore French brands, from the French styling tricks owned by the country's chicest girls to the stars and street style gurus you should look to for excellent Parisian style. But what about the best French fashion brands that enable all the above? There are loads of them. Ranging from the super-luxe established designer Parisian fashion houses—Dior, Saint Laurent, Chanel—through to the newer, sparkier high-street startups like Sézane, there is a veritable gamut of Gallic labels to get to grips with. And that's before we even get started on the incredible midrange section the French industry has licked. Think of some of the names you know, such as Maje, Sandro, and Claudie Pierlot. They're just the cherry on top of a particularly tasty contemporary fashion sundae.

So to indulge your love for all things français, we've brought together 35 of the most important French brands—some you'll recognize, some you won't. But what's key to note is that not only have we assembled the coolest of the cool but we're also giving you pointers on exactly what you should look out for when shopping any of these labels. For example, Maje is always a trusted go-to for jackets, and we've chosen the best one to grab your attention today. Go through the gallery below to see and shop from the 35 best French fashion brands in existence.

Style Notes: Naturellement, we love Chloé's mainline collection, but there's something particularly exciting again about the diffusion collection. It has the floaty attitude of Chloé girls with a more accessible price point.

What to Buy: If you don't get lured in by one of the many darling dresses, we'd be surprised.

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Opening Images: @adenorah

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK at an earlier date and has since been updated.