Colorful clothing items are pictured on display in fall at the original Sézane Paris store in the second arrondissement.

Sézane Paris Stores

PARIS TRAVEL

A guide to the Paris boutiques of the iconic French brand

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A visit to a Paris Sézane store gives you the feeling you have stepped inside a charming Parisian apartment — bright, airy spaces, French herringbone floors, tile mosaics, windows peeking out to cobblestone streets. You might have come to catch up with your French friend over a glass of Sancerre. Mais non, these pretty spaces are home to a rainbow of colorful clothing—knitwear, dresses, jackets, shoes, handbags, and more. This Parisian apartment has a lot of closet space.

The spaces are meant to feel intimate and welcoming — it’s why the iconic French brand refers to its stores as “appartements”.  

Susan Heinrich in front of the Sézane store in Le Marais. She is holding a small Sézane bag and wearing a black blazer, jeans and loafers.
Susan Heinrich at Sézane's newest Paris store in Le Marais

 

When I visited the original Sézane store, on rue de Fiacre in the 2nd arrondissement, I noticed a couple of things. First, in a city that favors neutrals, the amount of color in a Sézane store is a delightful surprise. Second, it smelled amazing; the temptation to bury my nose in their silky-soft knitwear is as hard to resist as a warm croissant.

If you’ve spent time in Paris and admired how French women dress, you’ll find that sensibility reflected at Sézane. Clothes feel classic yet current, like French women. Pieces are feminine but with an unexpected edge. And the drape and feel of the fabrics suggest they are made to last. Sézane has mastered the intersection of Parisian chic, quality, and accessible prices. 

Find more Paris shopping ideas in my post about Affordable French Clothing Brands.

A list of the addresses of the seven Sézane stores in Paris.

Sézane Paris Stores - Addresses & Google Map

Sézane has seven stores in Paris, one of which is menswear only, L’atelier Octobre Editions. Which store to visit depends on your preference. The bigger stores do have a greater selection: Le Grand Appartement in the 17th, L’Appartement in the 2nd and the newest store in Le Marais, L’Appartement Paris 4. If you only have time to visit one, I would choose from those three. 

Sézane has had a meteoric rise from a small online retailer founded in 2013 by Morgane Sézalory, a Parisian who excelled in her upstart buying and selling vintage clothes, to an international cult favorite just ten years later. In a recent Forbes article, Ms. Sézalory credited her success with the ability to infuse beauty and art in the everyday. “What I love about life is to put a little bit of magic in everything,” she said. “Because I can see it in everything. I think that’s my gift.” 

If that weren’t all impressive enough, Ms. Sézalory has prioritized being an eco-friendly brand. Sézane manufactures just enough to avoid wasteful excess and is now a  Certified B. Corp. Learn more about Sézane’s sustainability practices

A window display of Sézane handbags and other items at the Le Marais store in Paris.
Handbags at Sézane Le Marais

This guide is an overview of the current Sezane stores in Paris, shown on the map above and described below, so you can plan where and when you’ll shop on your trip to Paris. 

Sézane also has a menswear brand, Octobre Studio, found at several boutiques in Paris—as well as at the standalone location. 

I’ve visited several Sezane stores on Paris trips over the last few years and utilized their exceptional online shopping experience from my home in the U.S. I am happy to say I’ve been very pleased with all my Sézane purchases which include several sweaters, a dress, a trench coat and t-shirts.  

I’ve also tried on their blazers, trousers, and shoes and admired their lovely handbags.

Sézane Store Hours

Generally, Sézane Paris stores are open from 11 am to 8 pm, Tuesday to Friday, and 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday. Most are closed on Sunday, and all are closed on Monday except for the Sézane boutique located in the Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche department store which is open seven days a week.

On Sunday, your options are Le Bon Marché or the newest Sézane store in Le Marais, L’Appartement Paris 4, open 11 am to 8 pm. 

In summer, some Sézane stores close for August (it’s a French thing) or have reduced hours. Check the Sézane website for up-to-date information about summer hours. In summer 2023, the Le Marais store remained open. 

The entrance to a Sézane clothing store in Paris. The door is blue and a blue and white-striped awning hangs above it.

L' Appartement Sézane (2)

Address: 1 Rue Saint-Fiacre. Closed Sunday & Monday.

This is the original Sézane store so I am listing it first.  I shopped here on a recent visit to Paris — it’s a bright, airy space with much of Sezane’s offering including a rainbow of their bestselling Gilet cardigan sweaters. 

This Sézane store is conveniently located in the 2eme. If you are visiting the Palais Garnier opera house, which I recommend you do (it’s a Paris gem)  this store will be within a walk — about 15 minutes. This is a popular location, so may be a little busier than Le Grand Appartement, listed next.

A row of colorful belts on display at Sézane Paris. Several shoes and boots are also pictured just below.

In addition to gorgeous knitwear you’ll find shoes, belts, bags scarves and jewelry.

And right next store is Sezane’s Conciergerie Service, where shoppers can pick up, and return orders. They also offer a repair service and complimentary monogramming and engraving. 

Hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Closed Sunday.

Inside the Sézane store, Le Grand Appartment, in Paris. Pictured is an poen airy space with benches in the center and racks of clothing displated on either side including trousers, blazers, sweaters and blouses. Items are in a range of colors.
Photo courtesy of Sézane

Le Grand Appartement Sézane (17)

Address: 63 Bd des Batignolles. Closed Sunday & Monday. 

Sézane opened its second and largest store in late 2019 in the 17th arrondissement. It’s a little more out of the way which can mean fewer crowds of shoppers. 

This is the largest store, hence the “Grand” and worth a visit if you can. It stocks a large selection of its popular knitwear, many styles and colors, and their most iconic pieces: coats & blazers, denim and trousers. You’ll also find accessories that aren’t in its smaller stores. 

There is also a large selection of well-priced shoes, handbags and a large space with fitting rooms. 

If you can only visit one Sézane store, I would choose either Le Grand Appartement, the original location at 1 Rue Saint-Fiacre in the 2nd, or Le Marais.

Sézane's Colette Mariniere shirt is on display at a Sezane store in Paris. It is ecru with camel stripes.

Sézane Paris Petit Appartement (16)

Address: 25 Rue de l’Annonciation. Closed Sunday & Monday.

I haven’t visited the smallest Sézane store although I do love the 16th arrondissement, a charming residential neighborhood on the right bank, across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, so I plan to pop in on a future visit. I understand they have a little of everything, including handbags, so if you find yourself nearby, stop in to shop this more curated Sézane experience. Look for the brands classic striped mariniere shirts — the perfect souvenir of a trip to Paris. 

Sézane’s conciergerie service is also offered at this location. It allows pickups and returns as well as repairs and engraving.

Sézane Appartement Le Marais (4)

Sézane store in Paris's Le Marais. An open airy interior in shades of cream with clothing hanging on both sides and a large flower-shaped light fixture hanging from the ceiling.

Address: 33 rue des Blancs Manteaux. Open Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm. Closed Monday

This is the newest Paris Sézane store in the chic 4th (Le Marais.) I visited on my most recent trip to Paris and found quite a good selection. Hooray, it’s open on Sunday and that is the day I went. There was a line to enter, when I arrived in early afternoon but it moved quickly and I only waited about 10 minutes. 

Service was attentive and although they had limited sizes on display on some items, they did have more sizes in their stockroom, so do ask if you don’t see your size.  

Inside the Sézane store in Le Marais, rows of shoes and boots are displayed in two tiers with mirrors behind. Colors are mostly browns and blacks as this is a fall shoe collection.

Here you’ll find the iconic Sézane pieces, a variety of knitwear, shoes, handbags and jewelry. And Sézane’s “conciergerie service” is also offered here.

Le Marais is filled with wonderful shopping, dining and museums including the free museum of Paris history, La Carnavalet, as well as the Picasso Museum. 

A colourful rack of clothing by Sezane Paris, an affordable French clothing brand
The Sezane boutique inside Le Bon Marché Department Store

Sézane at Le Bon Marché in Paris (6)

Address: 24 rue de Sèvres. Open Sunday, 11 am to 7:45 pm, and Monday, 10 am to 7:45 pm.

Le Bon Marché is the oldest department store in Paris, dating to the 1850’s. This 19th century beauty is worth a visit regardless of whether you’ll stop by the adorable Sézane boutique on the 2nd floor. A smallish capsule of Sézane is found here, but Le Bon Marché is such fun it hardly matters. Plus, it’s open on Sunday when most Sézane stores are closed. 

Some of my other favorite affordable French clothing brands are also found at Le Bon Marché, so I suggest allowing extra time to explore. I particularly love: Soeur, Claudie Pierlot, Vaness Bruno (a little pricier) and A.P.C. 

A selection of menswear at the Sézane Paris store in Le Marais. Three rows of clothing hang against a wall with a display above featureing artwork and a brown leather weekend bag. Above the bag is the word, Octobre. The clothing is mostly shades of denim blue, black, brown and white.
A selection of the menswear brand Octobre, at Sézane in Le Marais. Photo courtesy of Sézane.

Sézane Paris for Men, "Octobre"

Sézane’s menswear line is called Octobre and found at several of the Paris boutiques. It can also be ordered online: Octobre Editions.

Like Sézane for women, the menswear offers elevated essentials that feel classic and current: trousers and denim, blazers and coats, knitwear, shirts and shoes. There are also tees, polo shirts, and sweatshirts but no “athletic wear” beyond that. You can explore the latest styles at Octobre New Arrivals.

If you are shopping in Paris, the full collection can be found at the Octobre Atelier in the 2nd arrondissement, at 12 Rue Saint Fiacre — on the same street as the women’s boutique.

A limited selection of the Octobre menswear is available at three Sézane Paris stores: the boutiques in the 4th and 7th, Le Grand Appartment in the 17th and Le Bon Marché department store in the 6th.

Susan Heinrich holds a large Sézane shopping bag at the checkout counter at the Paris store in Le Marais.
Shopping at Sézane Appartment 4 in October 2023

Tips for shopping at Sézane in Paris

• Try it on before you buy. French sizes can run a little smaller than clothing in the U.S.; additionally, I find Sézane sizing varies. Some items are true to size, and others I have had to size up or down. And Sézane uses European sizing for some items, including shoes.

•Bring your passport to the store. If you find a Sézane item you love, and your total purchase is more than 100 euros, you should qualify for a refund of the VAT (value added tax) which is included in the price. You must show your passport to receive the refund paperwork from the store.

VAT refunds seem to range between 10% and 12%.  You will need to submit the refund paperwork at the airport before you leave France; leave extra time for this.

Susan trying on the navy James Coat at Sézane Paris in Le Marais.
Trying on fall clothing at Sézane Paris in Le Marais
Susan Heinrich wears a French style basic, a classic cardigan. She is wearing a camel cardigan by Sezane with the buttons at the back.
Trying on a Sézane Gaspard sweater at home in Denver

• If you are unsure about a purchase, and visiting from overseas, check if the item is available online (most are). Although it will typically cost more if you order online in your home currency rather than the euro, Sézane offers free delivery on orders over $200 and free returns on all online orders. Shop online from the U.S. here: Sézane.

If you buy an item in Paris and change your mind once home, you are out of luck. Items purchased in Sézane stores in Paris can’t be shipped back from the U.S. or returned at U.S. stores.

The exterior of the Sézane store in New York City in summer, with an archway of white flowers and bush with oranges. A easel-style sign lists store hours.

Sézane Stores in the U.S.

Sézane has U.S. stores in the following cities: New York, L.A., San Francisco, Boston and most recently, Seattle. 

I visited the New York store on a recent trip; it’s on Elizabeth Street in the charming Nolita neighborhood, a favorite area of mine to wander in when in New York. I tried on several pieces at Sézane New York; the service was friendly and helpful, but the selection was much smaller than in the large Paris stores.  

Sézane NewYork offers a complimentary hour of style advice and assistance. This must be booked ahead: Sézane Complimentary Style Session.

This was also available in Sézane Paris, Bordeaux and Brussels. (Note: the option to book those locations doesn’t appear on the U.S. website.) 

New York also has a small collection of its menswear line, Octobre. 

Note that Sézane New York, Boston, and San Francisco are all closed on Mondays.  L.A. is open daily. 

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A display case of jewelry at a Paris Sézane store with two globe-shaped lights hanging over it and some framed art on the wall.

I hope this overview of Sézane’s Paris stores makes your Paris shopping experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. If you’ve purchased something from Sézane, I’d love to hear about your experience and favorite pieces. Please share in the comments below. 

A bientôt!

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