Embossed totes, monogrammed trunks and pebbled calf leather coin purses have been the ultimate symbols of the jet set for ages. Louis Vuitton’s ready-to-wear collection from creative director Marc Jacobs includes generous cashmere stoles and silk scarves, a perfect accent to the French Riviera holiday look.
Louis Vuitton, 22 boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, +33 (0)4 9339 8787
The traditional white shirt need not be uninspired. Anne Fontaine specialises in this wardrobe staple, presenting numerous variations on the theme: textures from poplin cotton to linen incorporate organza appliqué, mother-of-pearl fasteners and other distinctive touches. Whether you prefer yours crisp or cloud-like, you’ll find the perfect shirt here.
Anne Fontaine, 9 boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, +33 (0)4 9368 1195
Miuccia Prada’s seriously chic collections are loved by A-listers who snap up the austere but always sensual pieces: monochromatic separates such as nipped-in pencil skirts and angular dresses with metallic add-ons and other quirky details. Accessorise with the classic Galleria tote or a signature nylon backpack.
Prada, 10 boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, +33 (0)4 9399 1035
The Italian luxury brand Fendi, lauded for nearly 90 years for its artful way with leather and instantly recognisable thanks to the double-F logo, has embraced modern trends for its latest collections. The trademark baguette gets a shot of bright colour; other bags feature softer silhouettes and exotic crocodile and fur.
Fendi, 44 boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, +33 (0)4 9338 0500
Dolce & Gabbana
Perhaps best shown in its voluptuous red-carpet styles, Dolce & Gabbana’s special brand of glamour has recently found its calling in ultra-feminine lace and brocade dresses and swingy fur-trimmed capes. Powerful baroque accessories in opulent materials are anything but demure.
Dolce & Gabbana, 41 boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, +33 (0)4 9259 2282