Sezane has become one of fashion’s most beloved brands over the past few years. They’re a chic, modern French label that offers timeless staples and sustainable statement pieces.
As an American, I know ordering from foreign brands can always feel a little uneasy. You might ask yourself: is this brand legit? What is the quality like? Will I get my money back if something doesn’t work out?
I’ve been shopping at Sezane for a few years now, and I find their pieces to be absolutely incredible. Full disclaimer: Sezane has offered me a gift card to purchase some of these items, but I’ve also happily made purchases with my own money. It has become one of the core brands in my closet.
So, is Sezane worth it? Here’s why I think so — here’s my honest opinion of the Parisian brand.
Is Sezane Worth It? | An Honest Sezane Review
Sezane: About the Brand & Sizing
Sezane is a buzzed-about Parisian brand that just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The brand states on its website that they are inspired by Paris and the people living in it — and if you’ve ever been to Paris, you know that the locals dress incredibly chic. As a francophile myself, I was immediately drawn to the brand.
If you’re shopping at Sezane, you’re also supporting a fantastic cause as well. The brand has raised more than 5 million euros for DEMAIN, an endowment fund created in 2018 that is committed to helping children access culture, education, and equal opportunities.
They don’t have many stores, but you can visit their “apartments” in Paris, Bordeaux, Aix-en-Provence, and Lille in France, and also in London, San Francisco, and New York. They often do pop-ups in other cities around the world, so I would follow them to see if they pop in in your neck of the woods — I’m always crossing my fingers that they’ll do a pop-up in Los Angeles one of these days!
Don’t worry: you can always order online if you don’t live near a store; they ship to several different countries.
Fit Notes: Sezane runs pretty true to size, and I haven’t had to make too many returns or exchanges over the past few years. I’m wearing a size 10 in pretty much everything pictured here, for reference!
I’m still learning about sustainable fashion, and I do not claim to be an expert in the matter. However, I am making a conscious effort to try to add more sustainable pieces to my wardrobe.
Sezane is B Corp certified, and it’s clear that they have sustainable goals and commitments for the future. For materials, they often use organic cotton, certified materials, recycled polyester, and vegetable-tanned leather for the majority of their collections.
Not to mention: all of Sezane’s shipping boxes are made from recycled cardboard and/or are derived from sustainably-managed forests, and 100% of their locations are powered by renewable energy.
Want to learn more? You can download Sezane’s sustainability report here.
Sezane: Orders & The Return & Exchange Process
With Sezane, your orders are shipped from France. However, if you’re getting the products shipped to America, the shipping process is insanely fast — I normally receive my order 3-4 business days after placing it, and I’m on the West Coast. For some of you East Coast folks, the shipping might be even faster. By the way — I only use standard shipping; I’m not familiar with how fast their express shipping is!
The only con I have for Sezane is their return process. I haven’t had to return many orders, but the process can get lengthy. The good news? Returns are free, and they are sent to a processing center in New Jersey, so you don’t have to wait for your package to get to France. The bad news? It usually takes 2-3 weeks after Sezane receives the order to get your money back. I had to follow up a couple of times on my return to receive the refund the last time I made a return, but I got it after 3 weeks.
So, if you do need to make a return, just make sure you’re diligent with following up. Otherwise, I wouldn’t consider this to be a dealbreaker for me.
Sezane: Tips & Tricks for Shopping
New collections drop on Sezane’s website every Sunday and Wednesday. Sezane doesn’t mass produce items and collection items are available in limited quantities, so I would check every morning on release days to see if you like anything!
What I love about Sezane is that they restock their essentials throughout the year. For example, the Scott Trench Coat that I love? Last year when I purchased it, I couldn’t find it in stock in January, but it finally popped back up again in March. If there’s a staple that you love that’s not available in your size, set an alert! It will likely come back in stock at a later date.
Sezane: Timeless Pieces to Purchase
If you’re going to buy anything from Sezane, some timeless staples that I love include:
- The Scott Trench Coat
- The Emilie Cardigan
- The Michele Jacket
- The Bianca Blouse
- The Artemis Belt
- The Damon Trousers
Photos by Tom McGovern
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