You guys, I have a brand I’ve become really obsessed with. As obsessed as I am with Lululemon. It’s the French brand Sezane! I had heard about Sezane for a few years now in the fashion blogger community but I had never seen anything in person so didn’t know much about the brand. I then discovered one of their cult classic jumpers at my local thrift store no less, and felt like I had discovered a Chanel handbag for pennies. It is so beautiful and such amazing quality. I had purchased it to resell because it was a size down from my usual, but I ended up keeping it for myself (even though it resales for higher than it’s retail). It fits beautifully since it’s an oversized fit. Here is a peek at it from another blog post.
Sezane is a Parisian brand with a couple of stores in Paris, and one store in New York. It is a favourite clothing brand for Parisian women and has a cult following just like Lululemon complete with facebook groups, robust reselling pages and special hashtags for fans. Madewell did a collaboration with Sezane a few years ago called Madewell Et Sezane.
The frustrating thing about Sezane is that they do limited capsule releases every season and once items are sold out, they are gone. From what I gather from the french speaking facebook group, they do a mini pre season release and then the main season release which in this case happened this morning. Items sell out within hours because there are fan groups dedicated to watching the uploads. Sound familiar? Sezane has their cult favourite items which do come back season after season in different colors, but you have to wait for them and snag them when they upload . Here is an article about the Barry Jumper which had a wait list of 30,000.
If you are shopping the Sezane website from the US you are very lucky because you get free and fast shipping. Us Canadians have the very unfortunate issue of userous duties and import taxes in addition to expensive shipping. There are a ton of Sezane shoppers from Canada though and they just hold their noses at the Canadian Shopper Burden, or they somehow get items shipped to a US address and arrange forwarding and pay a more reasonable duty/tax rate. The better work around I’ve found though is shopping consignment for Sezane on eBay.
Have you guys purchased anything from Sezane before? I plan to blog much more about Sezane and I’ll be keeping you guys up to date with when the new product drops happen, and, when the yearly sale happens too.
My order from today’s upload. I just got this Ethel Blouse but there are many other pieces I wish I could have gotten. I’m looking forward to checking out the New York Sezane store in July.
The Massia Blouse was my first online, none consignment purchase which I made with the pre-Spring mini upload. I really love it. I chose size 12, and worried that it may be a smaller fit since it is a French brand. Luckily it’s a comfortable loose fit. It’s perfect for Spring/Summer because the material is really great quality crisp cotten and it’s very light and breezy.
I am really tempted by this top but I’m holding off for now.
I love this floral print.
I love this jumper so much, and if I could justify a sweater for Spring/Summer I would absolutely get this.