Comptoir des Cotonniers: French style at a reasonable price

Do you like APC and agnes b., but feel like fainting when you look at the price tags? I’ve been wearing agnes b. and APC for years. I love their modern take on classic French style, which means you can wear their clothes and accessories season after season without looking outdated. But during this recession, it’s hard to justify paying the prices these brands demand, especially in the US where I am temporarily based. So where to go for the same classic French style? Comptoir des Cotonniers.

Comptoir des Cotonniers (CDC) opened its first US store in New York City so you don’t have to go to Europe to find their clothes and accessories. But if you are in Europe, you must look them up. They have shops all over Paris (and other French cities), but also in Belgium, Spain, Italy, Britain and other countries. Their coats and dresses are well-made and their take on classics such as the trench and the A-line summer dress will attract a lot of positive comments. If you are in France, you can order from their online shop.

If you like my style, you will definitely like Comptoir des Cotonniers.

**Check out my top 5 picks from the Comptoir des Cotonniers fall-winter 2010 collection.

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Shopplr, a site on fashion, beauty and design. Esme is the founder of (travel guides and hotel reviews) and MuniWireless (WiFi networks).