Our DNA & History

Our DNA & History

Comptoir des Cotonniers, french brand created in 1995, designs collections reflecting its values anchered in french culture and craftsmanship. Simple and elegant pieces, inspired from daily life and workwear with a hint of masculine wardrobe, adapt themselves to all occasions, remaining relevant at all times. The quality of fabrics, the sharpness of the cuts and the attention to details are synonymous with Comptoir des Cotonniers, and will be even more going forward.

Discover the values of Comptoir des Cotonniers :





Creation of Comptoir des Cotonniers.

Opening of the first Store in Toulouse and Paris.


Launching of Mother & Daughter concept.


Opening of the first store abroad, in Barcelona.


Creation of e-commerce website.


Creation of Mademoiselle Plume, ultra light down in partnership with Uniqlo.


The brand celebrates its 20th birthday and sets a collaboration with Charlotte Gainsbourg and her daughter.








New Comptoir

Comptoir des Cotonniers rethinks a wardrobe for women, all women.Iconic pieces inspired by daily life, workwear and a hint of masculine/feminine simple elegance, allowing each woman a unique allure.

Essential items mixing french heritage, know-how, quality and simplicity, offering each season sharp timeless collections.








In November 2020, Comptoir des Cotonniers opens a new address in the heart of the Marais.

14, rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie was once a cookie factory, and later the workshop of a famous architect.

More than 400m2 in one piece and on the same level, with a magnificent glass roof in the center set on an Eiffel-type steel structure. 

In the center, under the glass roof, the luminous space hosts a large wood and metal structure highlighting key pieces and looks.

The details are both original and meticulous: starting with the oak floors recovered from freight train carriages. The forest green displays imitate those of the bookstores along the Seine and a large recycled wood counter acts as a cash desk under magnificent papier-mâché lighting fixtures.

illustration cdc sainte croix

Interview with Laurent Chevreux, Human Resources Director:

We are looking for candidates who want to take on challenges, to achieve high goals for themselves and for Fast Retailing.


A brand owned by the Fast Retailing Group:

Fast Retailing is a global company that operates multiple fashion brands including Uniqlo, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse Tam Tam and Theory.


The world’s third largest manufacturer and retailer of private label apparel, Fast Retailing offers high-quality and reasonably priced clothing by managing everything from procurement, design and production to retail sales.



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