There are so many smaller French fashion designers. They make affordable clothes. They make the kind of clothes I love: free spirited, feminine, and effortless.
These are some of my favorites from my Pinterest board.
I especially adore Valentine Gauthier ( 'One to watch in 2013' according to Elle magazine. Her stuff is sold at Anthropology) and Claudie Pierlot (check out the 30 anniversary collection. I bought the espadrilles).