This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Fashion companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fashion industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top France Fashion Companies
Vestiaire Collective is a social commerce platform that enables people to buy and sell luxury, pre-owned fashion products. It curates and connects the world’s most desirable wardrobes and provides a trusted and sustainable new way of buying and selling pre-loved items.
Founded in 2009, Vestiaire Collective has over 7.5 million fashion savvy members in 50 countries worldwide. Every week, over 30,000 new items are submitted by its community of sellers, enabling buyers to access over 3,500 coveted and must have fashion pieces a day.
Vestiaire Collective is based in Paris with offices in London, New York, Milan, Berlin, and Hong Kong.. .
Storefront is the world’s leading online marketplace for renting short term retail space. Since its launch in 2014, Storefront has become the world’s largest marketplace for short-term retail spaces.
Its mission: connecting brands, e-commerce businesses and artists with space owners for short- term rentals, creating pop-up stores and events around the world.. .
Lookiero is an online personal shopping service limited to female customers. It claims to have more than 250,000 registered users in France and Spain, though won’t disclose the number of active users.
On the platform, users indicate their size, tastes, and preferences, and then receive a package with five clothing items and accessories chosen for them. The customers are free to keep as many items as they want—although they get a 25 percent if they keep all five..
Showroomprive claims to have the No. 2 spot in European private sales sites after Vente Privee, with 3 million members and 75 millions euros of revenue in 2009.
Showroomprive came about when French entrepreneur and Internet media specialist Thierry Petit joined with David Dayan, an entrepreneur in the stock clearance and private offline sales profession with Showroom30.. .
Heuritech is a cutting-edge fashion technology company that offers brands predictive analytics on trends and products using AI technology.
Videdressing is a collaborative platform dedicated to the purchase and resale of fashion and luxury items. Based in Paris and founded in 2009, Videdressing enables more than 1.5 million users to buy and sell their wardrobe, giving pre-loved clothing and accessories a second chance to please another fashion lover.
In 2017, sellers earned 22M€ on Videdressing, whereas buyers saved 50M€ compared to average retail prices.. .
Rad is a Paris-based fashion discovery platform that focuses on hipster clothes and accessories. Rad likens itself to the online equivalent of Urban Outfitters.
It tries to work the trend among shoppers these days to opt for low prices and fast turnover in wardrobe.. .
Smallable is an e-commerce company offering various brands of children’s clothing, furniture, decorations, and toys. It is a family concept-store that provides its clients with more than 800 fashion and home décor designer brands and 30 000+ items including fashion, decoration, furniture, toys, and books.
Smallable’s variety of top brands includes Bobo Choses, Stella McCartney, Chloé, The Animals Observatory, Hartô, Nobodinoz, and dozens of limited editions.. .
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of luxury products worldwide. Its products include wines and spirits, fashion and leather goods, perfumes and cosmetics, and watches and jewelry.
The company also involves in the distribution of its products to travelers; and selective retailing in Europe, North America, and Asia. As of December 31, 2007, LVMH operated approximately 2,048 stores worldwide.
The company was founded in 1854 and is based in Paris, France.. .
With over 640 brands and 40,350 styles available, Sarenza offers the best range of shoes in Europe. The website provides shoes for men, women and children, even the latest collections.
Sarenza does nos hide costs. Indeed, deliveries, exchanges and returns are all free with no minimum purchase limit.
Returns are full cash refunded, no vouchers but cash transferred back into bank or Paypal account. Moreover, customers have 100 days to return the items that they don’t want.
On top of this, every order made before 12pm is dispatched the same day.. .
Menlook is the leading European marketplace dedicated to men’s lifestyle, drawing more than 4 million unique visitors every month.
Le slip Francais
Le Slip Francais is an online clothing retailer which offers underwear, swimwear, and accessories for men and women. The range of high quality garments, exclusively made in France, are sold online, through three high street boutiques in Paris, and via distribution partners across France.
The company was founded in 2011.. .
Created in 2011, Gemmyo is the French jewelery brand to be built via digital. Since then, their House has grown, but has always preserved its DNA: that of placing you at the center of all their attention and to bring you the most beautiful creations, made in France, with the most noble materials.
The special care they bring to each of your orders and the enthusiastic feedback from their customers are their greatest pride.. .
Re-think sleep, naturally. Kipli is a luxury natural mattress company operating exclusively online.
Our 100% natural latex mattress and its unique conception give you a great comfort and perfect natural nights. Kipli mattresses are handcrafted in Italy to create the best natural mattress possible.
And because of our low overhead, we are able to offer high-quality luxury natural mattresses for about twice less expensive than you’d pay anywhere else.. .
Launched in 2007 by entrepreneur and mother of five Nathalie Christen-Genty, MELIJOE.COM is the world’s premier online fashion e-tailer for children ages 0-16. Featuring the latest in childrenswear trends inspired directly by adult runways, MELIJOE.COM is home to some of the industry’s most sought-after labels in kid’s fashion.
MELIJOE.COM is above all an international brand, featuring 100% authentic products, speedy worldwide shipping and a website translated in six languages. Thanks to a developed editorial strategy and magazine-inspired web layout, MELIJOE.COM doubles as a digital news outlet for children’s fashion with Le Magazine, and between exclusive shopping edits, childrenswear news, trend reports and in-house photo shoots, MELIJOE.COM is an extra-large world of digital fashion for the smallest of fashionistas..
TheAgent.com connects hundreds of European designer brands with e-retailers in 30 countries.
Cleor is a collections of jewelry and watches for men, women, and children. Its products include gold, silver, gold plated, and steel jewelry for all occasions, as well as a wide selection of branded watches and accessories.
Brands as varied as D & G, Boss, Diesel, Police, Ice Watch, Festina, Guess, Cerruti 1881, Casio, Adidas, Hello Kitty, Chipie, and others. Its services are both accessible through their 130 stores throughout France and online.
It was founded in 1997 and is based in Evreux, France.. .
Founded in 2009, InstantLuxe.com is a marketplace dedicated to selling second-hand articles from the most prestigious luxury brands. InstantLuxe.com has everything from vintage models to the latest collections.
Customers can buy and/or sell from a wide range of categories including leather goods, jewelry, watches and accessories. Every items sold on InstantLuxe.com is meticulously appraised by recognized independent experts specialized in their respective fields.
They allow us to fight against counterfeiting and reassure their customers. Since 2012, InstantLuxe.com is a signatory to the charter committed to the fight against counterfeiting alongside the most famous brands.
It was developed under the auspices of the Minister of industry, energy and digital. InstantLuxe.com get into position as the first price guide for luxury leather goods.
With a community of 700 000 members, the website is available in French, English, Italian and Chinese in order to respond to this growing market. InstantLuxe.com increases its development and shows a profit growth of 100% in 2014.
The headquarters and the Showroom are based in Paris, managed by Yann Le Floc’h, Founder and CEO.. .
Patatam is the european’s most trusted online shop for buying and selling like-new clothing for kids and babies. Parents can send their quality kids’ clothing in a free pre-paid bag (the Patabag), earn cash up front for their clothing selected, and can shop the best brands for their kids at Patatam.com for up to 90% off retail.
Based in the south west of France, Patatam was launched in 2013 by Mariève Bidart, Eric Gagnaire and Mathieu Bidart. The company is advised and backed by former Price Minister CEO and founder Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Frederic Mazzella and Francis Nappez (founders of BlaBlaCar) and several other investors..
Carnet de Mode
CARNET DE MODE is an first international marketplace providing a unique and cutting-edge selection of fashion items. Discovered here in Paris and 36 different other countries, the most talented designers of tomorrow present their ready-to- wear and accessory collections.
Garments, shoes, leather goods and jewelry with this ineffable French touch. All their efforts are dedicated to preserve and protect craftsmanship and to connect people from around the world.
A truly one of a kind online shopping experience, delivering limited edition pieces across the globe.. .
Veepee is an international e-commerce company. Veepee engages in online sale of various products, including ready-to-wear, fashion accessories, music, homewares, wine, toys, sports equipment, and high-tech and other products.
It serves customers in France and internationally. Michael Bernabou founded Vente Privee in 2001.
It has its headquarters in La Plaine Saint Denis in France.. .
CHANEL is above all a style. Fashion passes, style remains.” Gabrielle Chanel This simple statement captures the essence of her revolutionary contribution to culture.
Designer, visionary, artist, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel reinvented fashion by transcending its conventions, creating an uncomplicated luxury that changed women’s lives forever. She followed no rules, epitomizing the very modern values of freedom, passion and feminine elegance.
CHANEL continues, after almost a century, to inspire women of all ages all over the world with its timeless modernity. CHANEL has continued this glorious heritage of creation, playing fearlessly with Coco’s radical legacy, offering a vision for the future of the House that is as memorable as its past..
Wheretoget is an online platform, driven by user-generated content, where users may share, discover, and shop fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Initially conceived to help fashionistas track down and purchase the fashion items that they covet, Wheretoget has evolved into a multi-channel platform where content, community and commerce converge to enable brands, retailers and designers to engage with trendy, savvy and connected audiences.
With only $2M raised, Wheretoget has gathered a community of 2.5M members and 3.5M unique visitors per month. Wheretoget was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Paris..
ExJewel’s tech-powered jewelry appraisal tool is changing the way jewelers and jewelry owners alike manage their prized possessions. Today, 92% of jewelry sold is not worn in any single year, but turnover speed is low due to the time- and labor-consuming nature of the manual appraisal process.
They made it 100% digital and instantaneous to appraise a piece of jewelry, by combining customer input (photo, details) with millions of public and proprietary data points. Their pricing algorithm learns from new customer data and market trends ExJewel.io predicts jewelry trends through artificial intelligence for a smarter supply chain.
The company’s mission is to deliver a reliable estimate in less than 1 minute, reducing the cost of your estimation by 10x, and all this online.. .
An image recognition technology with the aim to connect print readers with the world’s largest brands through an application or a chatbot
Lemon Curve is the leader women’s lingerie webseller in France. With more than 80 brands of lingerie and swimwear and 40,000 references.
Lemon Curve offers the widest selection of lingerie brands in Europe. In 2013, Lemon Curve launched its own brand “Lemon Boudoir”.
Founded in 2011, the website has achieved a turnover of 1,8M€ in 2013 and aims to achieve € 3 million in 2014.. .
Far beyond an e-shop, Sojeans is a concept store. Their team is passionate about denim and fashion, they are always on the lookout for the latest trends to find the most unique items and the key-brands as well as the newest products from all over the world.
This is done in order to satisfy your deepest desires and needs in terms of fashion.. .
Bloomup import and distribution company based in France that deals with foreign cosmetic brands.
At Tilli, They all share a common goal: to update the fashion industry by digitalising it. The couturier exchanges directly with the customer so as not to lose in quality and leave room for a unique experience!A little psycho figures and order tracking, his laugh contrasts.
She turns the machine!. .
Les Cachotieres is a french platform disrupting the fashion experience by allowing women to rent and lease designer clothes. Rather than leaving their clothes in their wardrobe, they can send them vacationing.
We take care of everything: cleaning, delivery and the upkeep, whether you’re renting or leasing. Our vision is to provide the best and biggest peer-to-peer wardrobe!.
MainTool builds smart straps that can be fitted to any regular wristwatch without compromising design, brand, and sentimental value.
AÉRYNE is the digital haven with references from Sweden and Paris. Our ambition is to design unique, fashion-forward pieces for the strong,
Primo1D was founded in August 2013 and has his headquarters in the heart of the MINATEC Campus in Grenoble, France. The company offers solutions for embedding sparkles of intelligence in objects and materials using the E-Thread® yarn, a yarn containing electronics.
We love explaining our customers what this yarn can do for them.. .
Jolies Culottes is a new generation of women, whose codes of seduction have evolved towards more freshness, simplicity and comfort.
SARL FAGUO manufactures and sells shoes and accessories. It offers adult and children shoes; accessories, such as bags and wallets; and tee shirts for men and women.
The company sells its products through upscale stores, as well as online. It offers its products in Japan, Hong-Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, and Canada.
The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Paris, France.. .
Envie de Fraises
Founded by Anne-Laure Constanza in 2006, Envie de Fraises is the French leading fashion brand for moms-to-be. The brand has been worn by hundreds of thousands of pregnant women since its launch.
Envie de Fraises’ design studio, where all our designer collections are created, is located in the heart of Paris’ fashion district. This places us at the cutting edge of fashion, a perfect place for discovering new trends, finding new prints and selecting the most stunning fabrics.
For the past 7 years, our team of stylists and designers has poured its passion and talent into developing maternity clothing that meets the needs and expectations of future moms. Envie de Fraises now boasts the largest collection of maternity wear in Europe..
The Cool Republic
The Cool Republic is an online store that offers a range of original designer objects through its e-shop. The online store is dedicated to design and lifestyle.
It is based in Paris, France.. .
PPR is a French multinational holding company which develops a worldwide brand portfolio of luxury, sport and lifestyle brands.
Klokers is a premium fashion watch & accessory brand enabling customizable style to match life’s everyday moments.
De Fursac is a reference in high-end men’s ready-to-wear for a resolutely urban and refined man.
You thought you knew what your tribe was? Horsealot connects you on an exclusive network of 200,000 young and empowered individuals from every corner of the world. They inspire each other every day with a common love for horses, elegance and style.
So stay away from your usual paths, and take the time to dive in our unique imaginary. We have created a community just for you.
Your own tribe.. .
Universal Beauty Group
Nous déployons nos savoirs en matière de création de produits à forte valeur ajoutée autour de la beauté & santé du corps, des cheveux, de la peau et de l’âme… Ancrés en Provence, nous concevons, créons, et distribuons une gamme alternative complète dont le concept global se place sous l’égide du végétal, de l’innovation de la qualité et de l’efficacité et du développement durable.
Nos marques : Végétalement Provence, leader français de la cosmétique végétale à destination des professionnels de la beauté, Delabre & Faraco, accessoires beauté innovants et de qualité et Kusunoki, ciseaux pour les coiffeurs.. .
RedLuxury is the leader in watch brands development on the web. The company designs and distributes watches both for fashion brands and for its own account.
The company’s online and retail platform offers a range of aesthetic and innovative watches for both men and women, enabling consumers to access watches with originality, technology, and premium quality. RedLuxury develops owned brands such as Jean Bellecour or Rich Gone Broke and brand licences such as Kulte or Vuarnet..
Planks is a rider-owned clothing company born out of three decades absorbed in skiing and having fun in the mountains. They’re a close-knit group of skiers, driven by their own personal experiences; taking inspiration from British design, mountain lifestyle and street culture.
Their passion is to ensure the garments we produce exceed the expectations of riders worldwide. They pride ourselves on working with some of the world’s best skiers and they remain integral to their brand, forever pushing the envelope of free-skiing..
L’Idealist is the first “Luxury Lifestyle Destination”: an innovative platform featuring the World’s Finest – All in One Place. For the Idealists who do not compromise.
Our team of francophile Web and Art experts are using lean development strategies to build a market leader. We aim to revolutionize luxury e-Retail with an entirely new shopping experience focused on the discovery of truly amazing items, art, antiques, high-end furniture and services- both by social and expert curation.
It is free for Businesses we select to be featured and widely exposed to a savvy community of Style Enthusiasts – L’Idealist only receiving a commission on direct sales. By leveraging all the online social tools, and a selective use of exhibition space, we create an unprecedented potential to sell worldwide for the world’s best curators.
The current temporary platform has generated a GMV of $3M – over the first 3 months of operations. A cutting-edge version with enhanced display and purchase features will be publicized this November to ultra-HNWIs and large buyers around the Globe..
Fitle provides a simple and accurate solution for e-shops that indicates their customers the right clothing size, directly from the online product page, based on their morphology and the brand sizing standards. By reassuring customers at a key moment, when choosing a size, Fitle unlocks the last door of online clothes shopping, making e-shopping as simple as it is in a regular shop.
At the same time, Fitle improves the conversion rate and significantly reduces the return rate of these e-shops. After several years of R&D and more than a hundred partners (Vente Privée, Armor Lux, Balzac Paris, L’Exception, Maison Kitsuné…), the shopping assistant is now the reference one-click plugin to determine your clothing size..
igloo offers an online platform that enables its users to find and buy clothing from Parisian boutiques.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent YSL (also known as Saint Laurent Paris) is a luxury fashion house.
Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house and luxury retail company. Originally a luggage retailer, Louis Vuitton has expanded into the world of luxury handbags and apparel.
Over the past century, the Louis Vuitton monogram has become internationally renowned, resulting in it being one of the most counterfeited luxury fashion trademarks.. .
Modizy.com is the first online Personal Shopper dedicated to women’s fashion. Modizy.com is using collective intelligence technologies to analyze the similarities of style between users and show them the right products at the right time.
In one year, Modizy already got more than 1,7 million of social recommandations on its products. In September 2013, Modizy will release its intelligent marketplace for fashion brands which allow them to sell their clothes and accessories directly on the social platform..
365c is the first retail brand to offer women quick and fashion hairstyles, without washing or cutting the hair.
ChicTypes is a curated online personal shopping service for men, providing them with a unique offering matching men’s specific needs: outfits are curated by dedicated personal shoppers based on customers’ tastes, and the selection is conveniently sent at home for free. This innovative model creates a new distribution channel for menswear, with average baskets four times higher than in traditional e-commerce as well as a strong customer fidelity.
In only two years, the company managed to build France’s #1 player in online curated menswear shopping, achieving two million euros in revenue in 2014 and a double digit month to month growth in 2015.. .
Coosfly.com is an online shop that offers polaroid sunglasses and eyewear accessories for women.
We are more than just a fashion directory. We are a content creator tool for the brands powered by a fashion community.
Thanks to a proprietary tool we have developed any user can become a personal shopper or fashionista by creating outfits using the garments of different brands. All these outfits are linked to tittles, descriptions and hashtags which are indexed for an easier search.
This turns DressingLab in the perfect place to find inspiration and information about where to buy any clothes, all in just one place.. .
Le New Black
Le New Black is the #1 B2B E-commerce platform for international fashion brands and retailers. Working with over 10,000 buyers and 250 brands including AMI Paris, Kenzo, Lanvin, Lemaire, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Paul & Joe, Jacquemus, Paco Rabanne, Etudes Studio, Stutterheim, Baum und Pferdgarten etc…
It provides a powerful set of tools for smarter lead & sales management : Ipad app for offline order taking, online B2B showroom for 24/7 retailers access and order management via a web interface. Brand’s productivity immediately raises up to 25%, their wholesale process is 3x faster.
Le New Black is also a wholesale marketplace that helps the brands to get more visibility, increase their buyers and their wholesale revenue.. .
Christian Dior is a French company that designs and retails fashion accessories and beauty products.
In today’s highly competitive market, e-commerce websites have to deal with a large variety of products in order to drive traffic and conversion, which results in low inventory. 30% of e-shoppers drop their buying intention because of stock-outs.
This is a huge loss for e-commerce websites. Stockly allows them to keep selling even when they are out of stock, using the inventory of other merchants competitive landscape..
ventes-responsables.com is the first private sales site to offer its members THE trend responsible for fashion, baby.
La Redoute is an e-commerce website that offers clothing and accessories for women, men, and children, home appliances, and more.
Pixit offers APIs that recognize when there is a person in a picture, what this person is wearing, and which product is displayed. Pixit is unique in visual recognition.
Pixit’s algorithms are as intelligent as the human eye. Pixit is an expert in fashion.
The company maximizes the ROI of your pictures in digital.. .
IDbyME is a fashion and clothing company offering fully customizable items under the MoodbyMe brand.
Wishibam is the fashion & beauty application that offers you a free service of shopping assistants.
mafringue.com is the first french shopbot dedicated to women’s fashion. mafringue.com was founded by Aurelie Daveau and Denis Fayolle (founder of LaFourchette.com) in April 2013.
After a first funding of 300.000€ (around $400.000) they launched mafringue.com in August 2013. The original idea of mafringue.com is to propose a multi-criteria website (about 30) which can help e-buyers (only women for now) to find their suitable clothes.
Moreover, mafringue.com developed a social area for people who wants to share those “Looks”…. .
TAGWALK is a free fashion search engine which allows you to search for models, trends, accessories and fashion shows by keywords
The Kooples is a brand that offers tailor-made neo-dandyist look and Saville Row elegance for both men and women.
A dream. An icon.
The essence of elegance. A aribadachi piece is not just a product; it is the embodiment of incomparable savoir-faire and refined quality.
Each piece showcases the brand’s signature style and bears witness to the French lifestyle.. .
Zadig & Voltaire
Zadig & Voltaire embodies a new type of luxury at the same time original and affordable. By combining delicate fabrics as cashmere, washed silk, lace and metallic leather, Zadig & Voltaire creates refined casual clothing.
Embroidered and lead glass inscriptions, as well as glittered skulls and studded eagles build a unique and irresistible world with a rock n’ roll inspiration.. .
Lablaco is the first Blockchain enabled Circular Fashion Platform, designed to create a next generation of ecosystem for designer brands.
In 1837 Thierry Hermes opened his workshop making the finest quality harnesses and saddles in the heart of Paris. Today Hermes is still a family company whose craftspeople make, often by hand and always with love , bags and belts, diaries and dishes, scarves and shoes, perfumes and purses, ties and travelling furniture, as well as gloves, hats, watches, jewellery and clothes.
Just to make sure that our customers are happy we also still dress horses as well as helicopters, cars, bicycles, boats, dogs and the occasional leopard. In fact anything one could possibly need to feel prince of a world where beauty and functionality, practicality and pure indulgence are in perfect harmony..
Veja is an online store that organized into cooperatives of organic cotton and wild rubber from the Amazon.
What A Nice Place
What A Nice Place is the first personalized e-shopping assistant for home decoration.
Sneakmart is a community driven marketplace to buy, sell and share anything about Streetwear.
Baccarat has been a celebration of transfigured senses since the Age of Enlightenment. Its fabulous destiny—of magic and fascination, of timeless skill and glassworkers’ panache—is written in sparkling letters and imbued with ancestral modernity.
With the support of twenty-five talented Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best French Craftsmen), the crystalworks has always drawn inspiration from its roots, its craftsmanship and its heritage to transmute tradition into creation. Baccarat transmits its unique expertise through technical innovations, stylistic daring and exceptional partnerships with elite craftsmen (glassblowers, glasscutter, engravers) to transcend its excellence, becoming a major international luxury label, a symbol of French art de vivre..
Kymono is the union of an entrepreneur, a long-time textile corporation & TheFamily. They’re a team of people who care both for startups & fashion.
They were born out of the realization that the current offer included little-to-no customer service & with pretty awful products. They aspire to become the European reference for outfit creation & the customization of textile & office objects..
Ba&sh S.A.S is a fast growing affordable premium fashion brand that designs and manufactures.
Les Éclaireuses is a provider of major lifestyle themes of a woman’s daily life: fashion, beauty, new technologies.
Ykone is a global social media and creative agency specializing in end-to-end influencer marketing across all platforms. Clients include Dior, L’Oreal, Dom Perignon.
Ykone was bootstrapped in the startup incubator of Sciences Po, and has since raised 2 million Euros of capital, including angel investment from Ange Basile and a Series A round with Elaia Partners. Ykone currently has 35 employees and is based in Paris, New York and Dubaï..
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