COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS, A UNIQUE IDENTITY

Comptoir des Cotonniers made its mark in the 90s. Mothers and daughters met up there to put their wardrobes together. It was revelation... a revolution. Transgenerational marketing was born. This was the beginning of the "mother-daughter" campaigns, a simple idea translated into photos by top figures. 

SS19 CDC lookbook-07Europe began opening trading posts worldwide in Antiquity. Cotton first became fashionable in the 17th century. The Industrial Revolution made it a must that conquered department stores in the late 19th century. The name "Comptoir des Cotonniers" (Cotton Trading Post) encapsulates this vision to reach everyone with strong roots in French culture. The Comptoir wardrobe means classic signature pieces that are both ancestral and timeless. We follow them from one season to the next... they go through the years without a wrinkle and are true to themselves just like the Comptoir woman.

WHEN VALUES ARE PERSONAL

Honesty

Comptoir means the emotion of imperfection and durability. It means conjuring a sense of otherworldliness and tradition... the guarantee of always finding your basics. 

Independence

Here, clothing is a language, a friend who brings out your femininity and helps break the rules to express your true self. 

Appeal

Comptoir believes that creating the perfect balance between your inner and outer self is the very essence of femininity.

Spirit

Bringing the classics to life, blending genres, contrasting styles... doing it in a tasteful and playful way, that's the Comptoir spirit! 

FROM DESIGN TO MANUFACTUREsummer 2019 1

The Parisian studio works on the collection and its themes. Next come sketches by the stylists then collaboration with the design team for assembly and the workshop to make prototypes. Comptoir carefully selects the fabrics to provide softness, shine and crease-resistance. 

At this stage, a colour palette is outlined to make its mark on the collection.

Sweet prints come together with design to give Comptoir clothing its signature style.

Model makers, a permanent feature at Comptoir, use the studio's flat designs to make the template and initial canvas. The design department then works on the sizing for each piece in the collection. At the same time, an extensive colour palette (from Persian pink and royal blue to bottle green, lilac and apricot) gives each collection its own identity. Support and technical files are then sent to the in-house workshop to make the first prototypes. Last but not least, technicians perfect every piece to the last detail as finishes are an absolute priority.

18FW CDC lookbook-07Comptoir des Cotonniers epitomises style that is real yet polished, casual chic that's never too sophisticated. Here, we're all about simple and stylish clothing. We put our own modern and instinctive twist on French chic.

By day and by night 

No frills for work or accessorised to take you into the night, Comptoir clothing adapts to the modern wardrobe: from easy-to-wear basics to must-have classics.

"Be free and be yourself!" 

Forget about labels and ready-made looks! At Comptoir, we dress to suit our personality, we know how to use our past to create a better future. We love contrasts, bold statements, we're free to be ourselves!

A unique and multi-facetted woman 

10215730-16-comptoir-des-cotonniers-pull-en-cachemire-verita-au-noeud-sur-lpaule-fushi-cherry-155eThe Comptoir woman knows every aspect to her character. She thinks outside the box. She's 20, 30, 40, 50! Who cares! She isn't perfect, she isn't done up, she is timelessly modern and owns it with a natural feel that inspires admiration.

 

Copyright photo, le Comptoir des Cotoniers

 

Charlotte - Style & fashion

Bonsoir, my name is Charlotte. My mother, ex-model for Saint-Laurent, is American but I’ve lived in Paris since I was 4 years old. Since my mother was often abroad for fashion shows, my French grandmother, a dressmaker for Chanel, taught me the way to become a real Parisian. Today, I’m a wedding-planner and my husband directs a famous fashion magazine. I don’t have to tell you that I have a front seat at all of the fashion shows and I’ve developed a good general culture about fashion. Although I’m the personal shopper for my friends, my strong points are marriage and elegance.

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