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A look at the Sézane et Madewell collaboration

la superbe sweatshirt sezane

sezane et madewell collab

It’s no secret that I’ve long been a fan of Sézane, the Paris-based fashion and accessories brand that releases new collections monthly, which are only sold online (I’ve waxed poetic about it here and here). Just this month, Sézane has partnered with Madewell to release a capsule collection, making Sézane goodies available in U.S. stores for the first time ever!

There are a couple items that were previously only available through the Sézane site, which have been updated slightly for the Madewell collection (for example, this adorable bow blouse was previously done in a long sleeve version). The famed La Superbe sweater also makes an appearance at Madewell, this time rendered in a très Américain athletic grey (FYI though, this goes in and out ‘sold out’ status online, so if you’re lusting after this sweatshirt, you might wanna check your local stores). Other faves from the collection? I really love this pretty silk blouse (the neckline is simple, but subtly sexy) and this black lace dress — Sézane always carries the most beautiful lace pieces, so I’m hoping the material used in this piece is no exception!

sezane and madewell collaboration

madewell and sezane collection

The partnership is a great chance to check out the brand, if you haven’t wanted to order anything from Sézane online before. I’ve actually had a couple people in the past ask me about Sézane’s sizing and shipping. And with good reason too: while I’ve ordered several leather goods from Sézane, I’ve only ordered one blouse, and it’s just the tiniest bit too snug…but I found out the hard way that returning it to France can actually cost more than the actual blouse!

madewell et sezane collaboration

I’ve followed Sézane since the days when it was called ‘Les Composantes’ (if anyone remembers it under that name!), and it’s neat to see this small business growing! You can check out the full Sézane et Madewell collection here, and of course, see what’s new on the Sézane website over here (the next autumn collection launches this Sunday, and many of their classic pieces — like the Nola and Hope bags — are always available in Les Essentials). Sézane founder Morgane Sézalory also did a great little interview with Madewell head designer Somsack Sikhounmuong over here. Enjoy!


  1. 10.30.14

    I, too, am in love with this collaboration! Such good items!

  2. 10.30.14
    Archana said:

    I saw some of the items in stores. Quality doesnt match the price. Its priced like Sandro and other popular French brands but the quality does not match, atleast from the few items i saw. Most online reviewers online seem to agree.

    • 10.30.14

      Aw, really? What a bummer. I wonder what shortcuts they might’ve had to take to produce for such a big market. I can definitely defend the original Sézane, because all the leather items and the blouse I ordered have all had crazy good craftsmanship (the blouse especially was this black lace blouse that’s just beautiful). Sad.

  3. 10.31.14

    Thanks for the introduction to this collection! I adore the color block streetcar coat, the tweed coat, the nola satchel, & the ivory corridor skirt! Enjoy a restful weekend, Victoria :)

  4. 10.31.14
    Laurence said:

    J’ai pensé à toi quand j’ai appris pou la collaboration avec Madewell :)
    Déçue de savoir que la qualité est moyenne pour le prix. J’ai acheté des chaussures dont je suis très contente mais que j’ai dû renvoyer pour prendre la taille au-dessus.
    Merci de m’avoir fait connaître!

    • 11.2.14

      Quelles est-ce que t’as acheté des chaussures??? Peut-être les tailles de Sézane sont petites en général…? Est-ce que tu crées que les Parisiennes aiment le cie comme Madewell dit?

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