Paris is the fashion capital of the world, so it’s no wonder that international labels want to have a presence in the city. And one of the things I’ve loved about moving here is discovering new brands that are now staples in my wardrobe. In fact, one of the many perks of Paris is that you can find not only French, but international labels that you wouldn’t necessarily find at home. So, here are some of my favorite international fashion brands that you can discover in Paris.
Miista is a UK-based footwear brand with Spanish roots. The brand is at the forefront of style, and their footwear aligns perfectly with the Parisian chic aesthetic. It plays with shapes and materials to create unique and unusual forms.
Using Italian leather and other solid materials, their shoes are crafted in the highly skilled shoemaking community of Alicante, Spain. This fashion-forward brand also has a sustainability program. For example, their Karolina mules feature a bottle cap heel made out of 50% recycled plastic.
The Odder Side is a Polish brand inspired by the “girls of Paris”, and they often have Paris-based influencers as their muses. The result? Modern, minimal, and high-quality basics.
The Odder Side uses beautiful, soft fabrics to create relaxed, comfortable fits and flattering cuts. They aim to offer pieces that go together, to provide a complete look. Many feature a signature low back, but don’t worry, they have bodysuits with matching low backs to wear underneath.
The Australian brand that was always the go-to for my friends and I for formals (the Australian version of a prom), the horse races, and weddings, Zimmerman has now taken off internationally, worn by celebrities, models, and influences alike.
Zimmerman is known for their signature floral prints, pastel colors, and the feminine style of their ready-to-wear, resort wear, and swimwear. This iconic Aussie brand has just opened its first store in Paris, and they also have stores in Capri and St. Tropez.
Both New York and Paris-based, Frankie Shop is the place to go for minimal, effortless, and luxe-looking pieces that are the epitome of Parisian chic. A neutral-lovers haven, Frankie Shop is coordinated according to hue and tone.
Frankie Shop stocks exclusive pieces from renowned international designers such as Ganni, Rachel Comey, Rick Owens, and Karen Walker as well as lesser-known designers from Korea, Russia, and Ukraine. Personally, I love their quirky jewelry, shoes, and handbags.
Who doesn’t love Scandinavian design? Samsøe Samsøe is a Danish brand that has just opened its first store in Paris. Taking inspiration from Denmark’s renowned design tradition, they create minimalist, functional, and accessible fashion with a defined Nordic look.
Being a Danish brand, Samsøe Samsøe is of course perfect for winter dressing, I particularly love their wool knit sweaters, scarves, and beanies, as well as their super-warm jackets and coats.
Pieds Nus (“Naked Feet” in English) is a lovely boutique bursting with bohemian-chic looks, espadrilles, and basket bags.
They stock a number of our favorite French brands including A.P.C., Soeur and Toasties but also international labels such as Pomandere, Apuntob, Laura Urbinati, and Elia Maurizi from Italy, Spanish brand Masscob, and Danish brand Aiayu.
A new installment in the Marais full of colorful, unisex streetwear, Agogogang comes with a bright pink facade, color coordinated interior, and funky changing rooms – it certainly caters to the millennial generation. But they also draw in the hipster crowd, with their 80s style bum bugs, bucket hats, and colorful roller skates.
Agogogang stocks both French and international designers, including Danish brands like Colorful Standard, Arkk Copenhagen, and Hvisk. Other international brands include German brand Closed, and renowned American streetwear brands Huf and Obey.
Miista – 31 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
The Odder Side – 68 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
Zimmerman – 29 Rue François 1er, 75008 Paris
Frankie Shop – 14 Rue Saint-Claude, 75003 Paris
Samsøe Samsøe – 27 Rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris
Pieds Nus – 50 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75002 Paris
Agogogang – 6 Rue du Trésor, 75004 Paris
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