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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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1. Sean

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2163 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 474-7363
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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]

2. Les Cent Culottes

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2200 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 614-2586
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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]

3. Isabel Marant

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455 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 781-0113
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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.

4. Nest

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2300 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 292-6199
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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]

5. The Kooples

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2241 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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]

6. Sandro

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2033 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 292-4841
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]

7. Cotélac

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1930 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 351-0200
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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]

8. Goyard

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375 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 398-1110
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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]

9. Maison Margiela

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134 Maiden Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 917-2101
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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.

10. Hermès

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125 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 391-7200
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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]

11. Christian Louboutin

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29 Maiden Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 658-9079
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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]

12. Roche Bobois

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701 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 626-8613
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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]

13. CHANEL Boutique

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156 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 981-1550
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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]

14. Louis Vuitton

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233 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 391-6200
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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.

15. acoté

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597 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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]

1. Sean

2163 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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]
2163 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

2. Les Cent Culottes

2200 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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]
2200 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Isabel Marant

455 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
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.
455 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

4. Nest

2300 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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]
2300 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

5. The Kooples

2241 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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]
2241 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

6. Sandro

2033 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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]
2033 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

7. Cotélac

1930 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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]
1930 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

8. Goyard

375 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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]
375 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Maison Margiela

134 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108
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.
134 Maiden Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108

10. Hermès

125 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
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]
125 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108

11. Christian Louboutin

29 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108
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]
29 Maiden Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108

12. Roche Bobois

701 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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]
701 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

13. CHANEL Boutique

156 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94108
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]
156 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94108

14. Louis Vuitton

233 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
233 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

15. acoté

597 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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]
597 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102