Comptoir des Cotonniers is one of my favorite clothing brands because of their casual elegant urban style. Here are my top 5 picks from the 2010 fall-winter collection, guaranteed to turn heads and make you look like the walking epitome of French chic.
The first is this lovely camel Wool Cape (shown on the model below) which you can buy from their boutiques or the online store. Price: 265 EUR.
The second item is a cozy, pearl gray turtleneck sweater in cotton and angora to keep you warm during the winter. It is not too thick so you can use it as a layer over a long-sleeved t-shirt and wear it under the wool cape. Price: 110 EUR.
The third item is a chestnut belted jacket that looks tough and feminine at the same time. Wear this over leggings or tight jeans and boots. Price: 210 EUR.
The fourth item is a lightweight wool and cotton coat for those of you who live in more temperate cities (e.g. San Francisco and Barcelona) or for those mild fall and winter days. The elegant neckline and feminine details are perfect whether you are wearing a dress or trousers. Price: 145 EUR.
Finally, what would life be without THE DRESS? I love dresses and they are an indispensable part of every woman’s wardrobe. Here is an adorable Japanese inspired dress which you can wear to a holiday party or to the beach. Price: 140 EUR.
Here’s a list of Comptoir des Cotonniers boutiques. If you can’t find a boutique near you, go to the Comptoir des Cotonniers online store. The site is in French, but as I said before, language is a very minor detail that should not stand in the way of getting desired goods. All you need to know is your size in France (note: size 34-36 in France is about a size XS or 00/0 to 2 in the US).