The touch, the feel, of cotonnier

If there’s one French store that I wish would make its way to SF, it’s Comptoir des Cotonniers. The boutiques, which can be found all over France and Europe with just a few stateside, is the go to place if you’re looking for easy, simple pieces to pull off that effortless-chic French girl look. I popped into one of the stores in Aix, and it was all I could do not to run out of there completely penniless. Their summer colors are perfection! I’m digging the warm, cheery shades in this year’s collection, from the lighter pinky corals all the way to rusty vermillion red. I want those eyelet shorts baaaaad.

The really awful news? Even though Comptoir des Cotonniers has a retail front online, they don’t ship to the US — yet. There are, however, three boutiques in Manhattan. So the next time you’re in the Big Apple (and for all you lucky ducks who already are), stock up!

I imagine this is how people must’ve felt before Zara came to the US, no?

{All items from Comptoir des Cotonniers}


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  1. 6.28.12
    sarah said:

    So happy you featured this! Being in New York already, I will definitely have to stop by. I could stand to add a little French to my wardrobe :)

  2. 6.28.12

    I live in New York and I’ve never heard of this shop! From the looks of these gorgeous pieces though, I think it will suck my bank account dry with all it’s goodness–I’m definitely going to have to go!

  3. 6.28.12
    Lottie said:

    i love this shop too and i am lucky enough to live in the uk so i have a shop not far away.

    how annoying though for you–i am sure they will start shipping to the US soon.

  4. 6.28.12
    viv said:

    I have a Comptoir five blocks from my apartment and love it! Their pieces are so easy and versatile!

  5. 6.28.12

    I love this brand (and sorry, but I have one right down the street!) Meg (Donovan) introduced me – such great stuff.

  6. 6.28.12
    Alexa said:

    One day! All the good ones do I think. (I hope). ;)

  7. 6.28.12
    Jess said:

    I’ve passed their boutiques but never ventured in…will have to make sure that I do next time!

  8. 6.28.12

    France has some incredible brands but I wasn’t aware of that one! Gorgeous!! Love the pink shorts and the red pleated skirt! Will definitely have to pop in when in NYC!

  9. 6.28.12

    This is definitely how people felt before Zara came and now I’m sad that I can’t shop here :(

  10. 6.28.12

    okay, I had never even heard of this before but now I’m obsessed. Booking a NY trip, stat ; )

  11. 6.28.12

    Got to have that tote bag!

  12. 6.29.12
    Meagan said:

    Those shorts + sandals are super adorbs.

  13. 7.2.12
    Kerry said:

    Went into the same one in Aix, probably just around when you were there, and bought the cutest little black dress with white birds on it. But I love that color blocked dress on the left. I wish I’d seen that!

  14. 7.3.12
    Jackie said:

    These pieces are so classic and chic. The red pumps and the blazer are definitely my favorite!