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PARIS in 100º – The 10 Best French Luxury Brands

Paris in 100º presents you the 10 best French luxury brands, some of the most recognized and famous ones all around the globe. High-end brands are an indication of luxury lifestyle, status, prestige, exclusive design and power. The luxury market has been growing significantly over the past few years, especially in Paris with the growth of French brands. Just a curiosity about that: six of the best French luxury brands are in the top 10 of the global rare fashion expensive brands.

The luxury market in France is an ever-expanding and growing niche. So, discover which are the 10 best French luxury brands that are at the top of the game!


1 – Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is fashion house was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The French designer started his business with trunks made from canvas bearing the brand’s iconic monogram print. After a while, he introduced the first Louis Vuitton bag, a big weekend bag called “Keepall”. Soon after, he released the iconic “Speedy”. After that many famous bags followed, such as the “Alma” and the “Neverfull”. Louis Vuitton is owned by the world’s largest luxury group LVMH. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its luxury products, ranging from luxury trunks and luxury goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry and accessories.


2 – Dior

Dior is a French luxury goods company was founded in 1946 by Christian Dior. With his first collection, the iconic French designer introduced the world to the New Look: a very feminine line, with a narrow waist and knee-length skirts. The brand is famous for its iconic handbags like the “Lady Dior”. The company designs and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, fragrances, make-up and skincare products.


3 – Cartier

Société Cartier, mostly known as Cartier, is a French designer and manufacturer of jewelry and watches. The company was founded by Louis-François Cartier in 1847, in Paris and still has its headquarters in the French capital. Cartier is the seventh most powerful luxury brand in the world, with a total brand value of $6,3 billion. The company has over 200 stores worldwide and operates in more than 125 countries.


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4 – Hermès

Hermès International S.A., mostly known as Hermès Paris, or just Hermès, is a French luxury brand that was founded in 1837. The company is one of the most expensive and high-end brands in the world. This luxury fashion brand specializes in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewelry, watches and ready-to-wear.


5 – Yves Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent is a famous and expensive French brand, it is mainly concerned with fashionable dresses, skin care, fragrances, bags, eyewear, and accessories.


6 – Givenchy

Givenchy was founded in 1952 by the couturier “Hubert de Givenchy” and is a luxury French brand of haute couture clothing, accessories and, as Parfums Givenchy, perfumes and cosmetics. Initially entered the market with perfume as its main product, they then began to get involved in the skincare, cosmetic and clothing industries.


7 – Chanel

Chanel is a high-end brand that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, perfumes, luxury goods, and fashion accessories. Created in Paris in 1910, it is a powerful symbol of French luxury lifestyle. Thanks to its expertise of its artistic director, Karl Lagerfeld, the brand gets a new boom.


8 – Lancôme

Lancôme is a French luxury perfume and cosmetics brand. Owned by L’Oréal since 1964, it is part of L’Oréal’s Luxury Products division. This luxury brand offers skincare products, fragrances, and make-up at high-end prices.


9 – Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is a French brand which work has incorporated shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature, that is recognized in the entire world.


10 – Lanvin

In the beginning, Lanvin mainly produced dresses for mothers and daughters. After a while, menswear, lingerie, and fur were added to the collection. Nowadays, this is one of the most expensive brands across the planet.


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