3 French Brands to Shop (On Sale!)

I’m a big sale shopper. I definitely don’t buy things just because they’re on sale, but I do love the thrill of the hunt and almost never buy anything full price. One of my favorite sale sites to shop is The Outnet, and when I was browsing the site the other night I noticed that they had a ton of great merchandise from my favorite French brands Maje, Sandro, and Iro. Unfortunately things like Iro’s perfect leather jacket will likely never end up on sale (in black anyways, I’ve seen them on sale in purple & yellow) but you can definitely find hardworking, well made pieces to add to your wardrobe from each of these brands at a fraction of their original prices.

Over the last few years I’ve been trying my best to be mindful with purchases and to only buy quality clothing items that I truly love and know I will get a lot of use out of, so sites like The Outnet, Saks Off 5th and Barney’s Warehouse are great places to find amazing items at a very good price. I started to feel like I was always sifting through and donating piles of h&m and Zara clothes and it started to feel a little…gross, for lack of a better word. I read a statistic recently that something like less than 25% of the clothing we donate actually gets used and the rest of it just ends up in the landfill. Don’t get me wrong, I still love wandering through Zara or browsing Asos, but now I think twice before buying something cheap and trendy that I know I will wind up giving away after a few months. It’s like the simple philosophy behind the brand Cuyana; buy fewer better things – which is a French-girl way to shop, actually. There’s my way of bringing my little rant back around the Iro, Maje and Sandro ; )

Keeping in mind my new shopping mantra, I definitely don’t need anything right now, though if I were to add a couple of things to my wardrobe I think I’d have to go with this pair of Burgundy booties from Iro, or this rust color tweed skirt from Maje. What about you – are you on the hunt for something new right now, or are you like me and trying your best to only buy things you really truly “need”?

A few of my other favorites, below:

image via Tommy Ton