the french way

the french way

La Définition

Parlez-vous Sézane ?

Yes, our language is a little unique. We’re French brand, born from instinct and wild thoughts. We’ve put together a petit glossary, to guide you through our beautiful chaos...

A

APPARTEMENT - noun
Our addresses in Paris, London, New York and Aix en Provence where you can discover the Sézane universe. Try, touch and buy our collections.

L’ART & LA MANIÈRE - noun
The choice to do things well, the choice to place the human before all, the choice to act with heart... The desire to offer you the most beautiful creations, to surprise you, to take care of you and to accompany you in season after season. Our commitment to ensuring that tomorrow will always be better than today. The best is yet to come…

B

BOUTIQUE SOLIDAIRE - noun
We resell Sézane products left over from photo shoots, our own test fittings, products that have been lightly damaged during transport, and your own pre-loved items that you have been kind enough to donate. All profits are donated to DEMAIN, our charity program for children.

bonjour@sezane.com
Our direct line to you, our friends in the US. Ask us anything, any time.

C

CALL OF THE 21st - noun
On the 21st of every month, we offer new you a new piece, the full proceeds of which will be donated to DEMAIN. 10% of the day's sales are also donated to projects supported by DEMAIN.

COLLECTION - noun
Our big launch of the season, 4 times per year.

CAPSULE - noun
A collection in collaboration with a brand that shares our values and inspires us…

CONCIERGERIE - noun
Our convenient address in central Paris where you can collect all your deliveries.

CONVERSATION - noun
An chat with women who and challenge inspire us.

D

DEMAIN - proper noun
Our charity initiative which strives to improve access to education and equal opportunities for disadvantaged children.

DENIM - noun
Our collection of jeans imagined for all tastes and all body shapes.

E

ÊTRE AND AGIR - verb
Actions before words. The choice to do things well, the choice place the human first, the choice to act... Writing our heritage, from the very first day, and into the future…

 

F

(BIEN) FAIRE - verb
Doing things well. Our search for the best workshops and the best expertise, to offer you the best possible creations at the fairest price, respecting each person involved.

FARROW - proper noun
Our beloved, iconic heritage leather bag, with its sleek and minimalist spirit.

FRANÇOISE - proper noun
Our chic, feminine bag designed to accompany you everywhere. A signature piece of our leather collection.

G

GRANDIR - verb
Re-inventing, shaking the air of the times, constantly raising our standards and writing by your side a story without an end, full of meaning and heart... To make, undo, redo, improve, and become the brand we desire to be at our essence.

GABY - proper noun
Our bag that’s feminine and edgy. Big but not imposing. Practical and luxurious...

H

hello@sezane.com
The address that allows you to find answers to all your questions and share your ideas or desires with us…

HÉRITAGE - adj.
A vegetable leather tanning process that uses extracts of leaves and tree bark. It allows the leather to keep its natural appearance and become uniquely embellished, to grow more beautiful with time.

HUMAN - noun
Our commitment to respect those around us and their working conditions, and to create a lasting and equitable relationship with our all workshops... More than the "made in", we are concerned with the "made how" in all the countries where our pieces are made .

I

IDENTITY - noun
Our essence, which has defined and guided us from the very first day.

INSTINCT - noun
What guides us, day after day, to innovate and evolve constantly.

J


JACK - proper noun
Our favorite sneakers, made in our beloved workshop in Portugal. With a sole neither too thin nor too thick, the perfect feminine shape and unmatched comfort ...

JOURNAL - noun
Discover or rediscover all of our news, our most beautiful encounters, our favorite addresses, our city guides and inspirations in ‘The French Way’ every Wednesday at 10am.

K

KNOW-HOW - noun
One of our most essential words: know-how or our savoir-faire. Our search for the best ateliers to offer you the best creations possible. To achieve excellence in every detail, and work with exceptional materials, cuts and prints that will make you turn your head...

L

LOOKBOOK - noun
The previews of our new collections and capsules.

LEATHER GOODS - noun
"Heritage" pieces made to last and become more beautiful with time. 
 

M

MAGIE - noun
What guides us and that which which we try to transmit to you through our creations, always.

MESH - noun
Merino wool, cashmere, alpaca, mohair... We carefully choose the finest materials to create our collection of sweaters.

MARQUAGE À CHAUD - noun
Hot stamping. Technique used by our gilding workshop to engrave and personalize our line of leather goods.

N

NICOLE - proper noun
Our favorite bag of the season ... Her rounded shape, héritage leather and minimalist spirit make her irresistibly unique.

(RE)NAISSANCE - noun
An identity rekindled, a return to our essence.




 

O



OCTOBRE - proper noun
Our wardrobe for men designed to offer our male friends the finest quality pieces directly from the best workshops... Seasonal collections of indispensable, classic pieces. 

OVER TO YOU 
A recurring column in our weekly journal ‘The French Way’, in which we respond to your pressing questions about a particular theme. It’s up to you and over to you. Ask us anything!

P



PARIS - noun
Our eternal inspiration... Paris of les femmes libres, Paris in velvet, checks and florals. Paris of the past, present and future. Paris, our great love, expressed through every detail. 

Q


QUARTIER LIBRE - noun
The French version of our weekly newsletter 'The French Way'. Also the name of a recurring column in our journal ‘The French Way’, in which we share inspirations, beautiful outings and encounters from Paris, our city of love.

R

RUE SAINT-FIACRE - noun
It’s here where everything begins. Our studios, and our passionate team who work hard everyday to bring you designs, and an experience with real heart.

RENDEZ-VOUS - noun
Our meeting with you each week, to share our new pieces and our collections.

RETOURS - noun
Returns. At Sézane, returns are free. You have 15 days following the receipt of your order to return your purchases for a refund if they are not suitable.

S

SEL - noun
The heart and soul of ‘The French Way’; a space for wild thoughts, challenging ideas and free dialogue. Intimacy, secrets... A celebration of the shared human experience.

STUDIO - noun
Our design team who imagines the most beautiful pieces for you, making the magic of Sézane a tangible reality. 

SAM - proper noun
Our trapeze bag- the ideal format to become a faithful companion in your everyday life.

SUNDAY - noun 
One day, unlike all the others ... The launch day of our 4 annual collections !

T

THE FRENCH WAY - proper noun
Our weekly magazine, online every Wednesday from 10am. Our space to celebrate ideas, creativity and conversation. A place to welcome sensitivity, to protect it. No rules, no limits, no code - guided by instinct and the search for meaning- always.

THÉ OU CAFE ?
In Paris, London, New York... We’ve opened our doors to share the best part of the day with you- breakfast ! Sign up in ‘The French Way’ to share a moment and exchange you ideas with us...

U

UNIVERSE - noun
Sézane beyond the garment.  Our free thoughts, that we share with you every day, in our Apartments and on our site. 

UNIQUE - adj.
Detail makes all the difference... Customize your bag, make it truly your own, thanks to our hot stamping, gilding work shops which customise and engrave our line of leather goods.

V

​VICTOR - proper noun
The icon of our new leather collection! Our classic bag with vintage inspiration and soft, round lines...

VESTIAIRE - noun 
A weekly feature in our newsletter ‘The French Way’, in which we present to you our new pieces, our restocks and our capsule collections ...
 

W

WILL - proper noun
Our iconic jacket... An ideal companion with its straight cut and soft material !

WEDNESDAY - noun 
The release of our journal ‘The French Way’ every week.
 

To be continued...

We regularly update our Glossary. Don' hesitate to come back and take a look from time to time to keep up with our Sézane speak.