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You can dine on French cuisine and sip champagne on Bastille Day tomorrow, but the holiday isn't truly complete without a splash of French style. While everyone's preferred method of achieving Parisian chic is a trip to the City of Light, last-minute airfare can be très cher. Save your money on a flight, and hit the streets rues of San Francisco for some Francophile retail therapy instead. To help you get your started, we've mapped 15 of our favorite French shops in the city. Magnifique, n'est-ce pas?

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Sean is the exclusive American distributor for French designer Emile Lafaurie's pieces. Since opening his Paris flagship store twenty years ago, Lafaurie has established himself as a purveyor of timelessly modern French menswear. [Photo]

Les Cent Culottes

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You'll be surprised how many sexy French pieces this small and charming lingerie shop stocks. Go here if you're looking for an attentive experience, armed with a wallet ready for Russian Hill prices. [Photo]

Isabel Marant

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Located at 455 Jackson Street in Jackson Square, Isabel Marant's 2,300-square foot shop houses the main Isabel Marant collection, as well as the lower-priced Etoile collection and accessories.
Inspired by their vacations in the South of France, the mother-daughter duo behind this darling Fillmore boutique have turned their wanderlust into the street's cutest French interiors stop. [Photo]

The Kooples

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Another Parisian-cool option on Fillmore, go to The Kooples for that hip, young, French actress/ingenue look. In other words, off-duty Clémence Poésy. [Photo]
It's been almost two years after Sandro landed on Fillmore Street, and we're still majorly smitten with the brand. The SF store carries both men's and women's collections, so you never have to worry about looking like more of a Francophile than your SO. [Photo]

Cotélac

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This French brand specializes in relaxed chic with pieces that are light, easy to layer, and comfortable— just what you want for a little San Francisco je ne sais froid.[Photo]
Just a year younger than Louis Vuitton, but a thousand times more mysterious, Goyard is your stop for a hand-monogrammed bag that will last a lifetime. With less than 10 retail locations worldwide, this Union Square boutique is a shopping destination. [Photo]

Maison Margiela

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Another 2015 addition to the city, the two-story store stocks men's ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories, footwear, eyewear and fragrances on the first floor, and women's apparel, handbags, eyewear and fragrance on the second.

Hermès

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The moment that you know you've arrived in life? It's when you walk into Hermès in Union Square to pick up your Birkin. But until that moment comes, you can still pop by for a crazy-chic scarf or an H belt. [Photo]

Christian Louboutin

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No French fashion roundup would be complete without a nod to the high priest of red-soled footwear, Monsieur Louboutin. If the designer's pricey heels are beyond your budget, you can snag a pricey bottle of nail polish for only $50. [Photo]

Roche Bobois

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Well-known for its contemporary style of furniture, Roche Bobois has been making waves in the design world for over 50 years. The French company's San Francisco store is located in the city's swanky Design District. [Photo]

CHANEL Boutique

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Whether you're satisfying the need for tweed or a hankering for a timeless, quilted bag, you can live out your cool French-girl fashion fantasies at the Chanel boutique on Geary. [Photo]

Louis Vuitton

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The storied French house anchors Union Square with level after level of killer clothes, shoes, and (of course) bags. Whether you're looking for a classic monogrammed bag or something more modern, this is the Bay Area's LV mothership.
Acoté— the more casual sister line to Fillmore's Cotélac— opened the doors to its first American outpost in SF in January. Created in 2004, Acoté has built a line around timeless clothing that focuses on basics and simple cuts in special prints that speak to all you free spirits. [Photo]

Sean

Sean is the exclusive American distributor for French designer Emile Lafaurie's pieces. Since opening his Paris flagship store twenty years ago, Lafaurie has established himself as a purveyor of timelessly modern French menswear. [Photo]

Les Cent Culottes

You'll be surprised how many sexy French pieces this small and charming lingerie shop stocks. Go here if you're looking for an attentive experience, armed with a wallet ready for Russian Hill prices. [Photo]

Isabel Marant

Located at 455 Jackson Street in Jackson Square, Isabel Marant's 2,300-square foot shop houses the main Isabel Marant collection, as well as the lower-priced Etoile collection and accessories.

Nest

Inspired by their vacations in the South of France, the mother-daughter duo behind this darling Fillmore boutique have turned their wanderlust into the street's cutest French interiors stop. [Photo]

The Kooples

Another Parisian-cool option on Fillmore, go to The Kooples for that hip, young, French actress/ingenue look. In other words, off-duty Clémence Poésy. [Photo]

Sandro

It's been almost two years after Sandro landed on Fillmore Street, and we're still majorly smitten with the brand. The SF store carries both men's and women's collections, so you never have to worry about looking like more of a Francophile than your SO. [Photo]

Cotélac

This French brand specializes in relaxed chic with pieces that are light, easy to layer, and comfortable— just what you want for a little San Francisco je ne sais froid.[Photo]

Goyard

Just a year younger than Louis Vuitton, but a thousand times more mysterious, Goyard is your stop for a hand-monogrammed bag that will last a lifetime. With less than 10 retail locations worldwide, this Union Square boutique is a shopping destination. [Photo]

Maison Margiela

Another 2015 addition to the city, the two-story store stocks men's ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories, footwear, eyewear and fragrances on the first floor, and women's apparel, handbags, eyewear and fragrance on the second.

Hermès

The moment that you know you've arrived in life? It's when you walk into Hermès in Union Square to pick up your Birkin. But until that moment comes, you can still pop by for a crazy-chic scarf or an H belt. [Photo]

Christian Louboutin

No French fashion roundup would be complete without a nod to the high priest of red-soled footwear, Monsieur Louboutin. If the designer's pricey heels are beyond your budget, you can snag a pricey bottle of nail polish for only $50. [Photo]

Roche Bobois

Well-known for its contemporary style of furniture, Roche Bobois has been making waves in the design world for over 50 years. The French company's San Francisco store is located in the city's swanky Design District. [Photo]

CHANEL Boutique

Whether you're satisfying the need for tweed or a hankering for a timeless, quilted bag, you can live out your cool French-girl fashion fantasies at the Chanel boutique on Geary. [Photo]

Louis Vuitton

The storied French house anchors Union Square with level after level of killer clothes, shoes, and (of course) bags. Whether you're looking for a classic monogrammed bag or something more modern, this is the Bay Area's LV mothership.

acoté

Acoté— the more casual sister line to Fillmore's Cotélac— opened the doors to its first American outpost in SF in January. Created in 2004, Acoté has built a line around timeless clothing that focuses on basics and simple cuts in special prints that speak to all you free spirits. [Photo]