The designer French label: Eres is the ultimate luxury French swimwear designer for women, setting trends with its daring yet elegant styles for over 40 years.
The price: 300-500€.
The French swimwear brand: Vilebrequin is most famous for its original, vibrantly patterned men’s swim shorts, inspired by summers in Saint-Tropez but has now introduced lines for women and children too.
The price: For men, 95-650€. For women, 70-200€.
The French designer: La Redoute is a much-loved, mail-order company that ships French style to 150 countries worldwid, with a special focus on women’s apparel.
The price: For women, 5-100€. For men, 5-70€.
The stores: La Redoute is exclusively online.
The French brand: Kiwi Saint-Tropez, another classic beachwear brand to come out of the infamous French Riviera town, catering to all the family and placing special emphasis on material selection and craftsmanship.
The price: For women, 10-90€. For men, 75-90€.
The French designer: LUZ Collections mixes fashion and sustainable development by offering a women’s swimwear line made from organic cotton.
The price: 60-160€.
The French swimwear brand: DO Paris is a luxury women’s swimwear brand from the designer Dorothée Goroneskoul, who takes her inspiration from the Art Deco era and the photography of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton.
The price: 170-250€.
Pain de Sucre
The French label: Pain de Sucre prides itself on its selection of materials and shapes for all female body types, creating high-end swimwear that is both elegant and comfortable.
The price: 150-200€
The French swimwear brand: Calipige, which loosely translates as ‘has nice buttocks’, is a new luxury brand created in 2014 by two sisters from Martinique, whose push-up, high-waisted, indented and graphic-cut swimsuits are manufactured exclusively in France and specifically designed to fit the body shapes of 95% of women.
The price: 100-170€.
The stores: Calipige can be found in Galerie Lafayette Haussmann.
The brand: Gili’s was inspired by its creators’ travels in Indonesia and it brings perfectly matched bright colors and dynamic prints to men’s swimwear.
The price: Approximately 100€.
Robinson Les Bains
The brand: Robinson Les Bains is the only swimsuit brand for men that offers everything from mini briefs to long boardshorts, using high-quality fabrics from Italy and France.
The price: 50-130€.
Le Slip Français
The French designer: Le Slip Français is a company which is 100% Made in France, offering underwear and sleepwear for women and men but, for the moment, swimwear for the latter only.
The price: 50-100€.
The stores: Le Slip Français has corners at Printemps, Galerie Lafayette Haussmann, Le Bon Marché, and BHV Rivoli and boutiques at 137 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003; 46 rue des Abbesses, 75018; and 20 rue Vieux Colombier, 75006.