A fabulous French woman is importing the luxury handbags for a lot less.
From Givenchy to Céline, Isabel Marant, Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci, Valentino and more, France Colignon has moved to Australia and is bringing the best of European fashion accessories to the East at massively reduced prices.
“There’s no difference looking at the items themselves as they are the ones you could find in Australian department stores or boutiques,” she says. “Except that our Cosette prices are significantly more affordable than the recommended retail Australian prices.”
France was born and bred in Paris (with a name like that, it seems obvious), where her relatives have been involved in fashion industry for many generations.
France graduated from the Sorbonne in paris and worked in Advertising, as a Strategic planner. She has an Italian heritage, surrounded by artists and designers between Paris and Milan.
She came to Australia on a holiday, fell in love with the country and saw a need for well priced European design fashion.
“When I settled in Sydney, I found it very frustrating to have such a small choice amongst high-end designer collections from international brands at such unreasonable prices in comparison to those found in Europe.
“By taking advantage of the season inversion between Europe and Australia, I realised we were able to purchase all of the overstock from European distributors and bring them to Australia for very competitive prices.”
“Discounts vary between 25% to 65%OFF RRP, depending if the products are in high demand and so, very hard-to-find or if they’re classics that brands keep producing over the years. We deliver, to your door in 3 hours (for people living in Sydney) with a warranty up to 1 year after purchase.”
“Sydney women love European fashion. Our customers love the quality of the products, made out of beautiful fabrics and leather, with an incredible feel-good savoir-faire; their design, of course.”
France is opening duty free store in The Rocks, but her Double Bay store is still our favourite.