Welcome to WITW’s first review edit! Today’s focus: France’s first online-born fashion brand, Sézane.
I first found out about Sézane last summer but didn’t actually purchase anything until a few months ago. I had heard great things about their pieces and saw so many Instagram photos of girls sporting their latest summer collection. Naturally, I had to see what all the hype was about.
My first purchase was the Apolline Dress in Ecru ($200). I actually bought it for an event and paid extra for express shipping. I would’ve gotten it for free had I spent over $200. Oh well. Regardless, the package arrived two days later, beautifully wrapped in white tissue with a receipt card placed on top. There’s something so luxurious about getting your receipt in a card rather than loosely stuffed in the box. I know this is quite common, especially with higher-end brands, but I appreciated it nonetheless. Beyond the tissue laid my dress neatly folded and smelling LOVELY. They seem to be known for spraying their packages with perfume before sending them out…a brilliant marketing tactic and another +1 for Sézane.
The fit is completely true to size. The material is also super high quality, which was what initially attracted me to the brand in the first place. 10/10 would recommend.
The next thing I bought (in a separate purchase) was the Sido Dress in Multico Floral Print ($110). Once again, the dress lived up to my expectations. The quality is second to none, true to size, and exactly what I was looking for. It’s also incredibly airy–perfect for those humid August afternoons. I pair mine with the RAYE tie-up block heels mentioned in WITW’s first post, The Statement Sandal, and my LOEWE basket bag.
I also bought the Rick Top in the Peace & Love Print. This one, unfortunately, was a miss for me (I apologize for not photographing it…I sent it back before snapping a pic!). After reading other reviews I learned that their tops run a bit small, so I sized up, but it still wasn’t the right fit. On the bright side, I discovered that returns are super easy and quick.
What strikes me the most about Sézane is how authentic and committed they are to their craft. It’s evident, even in the packaging, just how much thought goes into the whole process–your buying experience, the clothing itself, even the placement of your receipt. They make you feel like your business is valued and ultimately their top priority–as it should be. Well done, Sézane, well done.
For more information about the brand, check out this New York Times article about their founder, Morgane Sézalory. For a more in-depth review, watch this video from one of my favorite bloggers/YouTubers, Emma Hill.