5 French Footwear Brands We’re Loving this Winter

by olivia hoffman
Photo by Sézane

If the weather outside is frightful, choose shoes that will make your outfit look delightful. As we bundle up for winter, it’s footwear’s time to shine since the rest of the ensemble is covered behind a big coat and scarf…


Fashionable footwear is practically in France’s DNA with the likes of luxury shoe brands such as Christian Louboutin and Roger Vivier rooted in the streets of Paris. However, there’s no need to spend an arm and a leg to look like a chic Parisienne. Some of our favorite ready-to-wear brands as well as classic leather goods companies have stunning new collections this season that chic fashionistas are sporting from their daytime errands to nighttime soirées.  

Discover the 5 French footwear brands we’re shopping this season for everything from high suede boots to trendy patent loafers.

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BA&SH – for Western-Inspired Boots

BA&SH is one of those fabulous contemporary brands that is always perfectly on trend. This season they have a fun French take on Western-inspired boots in multiple colors and heights. Feel like a French cowgirl in these embroidered boots that feature all different soles ranging from simple flats to chunky heels and sleek stilettos.

See more at ba-sh.com

Sézane – for Leg-Lengthening Options

Ideal for a winter stroll or a shopping mission à la Parisienne, look impossibly chic with this season’s knee-high and thigh-high boots from Sézane. Designed in France and made in Portugal, these suede and leather boots are killer in every color.

See more at sezane.com

Repetto – for Fashionable Flats

If flats are more your style, you can’t go wrong with Repetto. This historic ballet shoe company has been an expert in comfortable footwear since 1947 for Nutcracker performers and non-dancers alike. Their simple ballet slipper design has since evolved into many fashionable variations employing a range of styles, textures, and materials.

See more at repetto.com

Bobbies – for Platform Soles

Platform boots are back! So many stylish options honoring this revisited trend are available at the Parisian leather goods company, Bobbies. Inspired by a “free, assertive Parisian nonchalance,” all of the products by this high-quality brand exude the iconic effortless style that les françaises are known for.

See more at bobbies.com

Jonak – for Trendsetting Loafers

You would be hard pressed to walk down the cobblestone streets of the Marais and not come across at least a handful of fashionable French girls wearing chunky loafers. Indeed, the structured moccasin-like shoe is taking over the streets of Paris and all the cool ladies are owning this gentleman-inspired look. Parisian brand Jonak has a range of Oxfords and loafers that perfectly fit the bill for a chic daytime outing.

See more at jonak-paris.com

Don’t forget about French socks!

To complete our winter footwear roundup, finish the look with sleek French socks! Atelier St. Eustache makes snazzy chausettes with transparent designs that elevate outfits with loafers, while Maison Broussaud has fun and elegant patterns made with the best materials to feel comfortable in boots. Find these styles and more on the MFCH Boutique.

Written by Olivia Hoffman

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