Because you deserve it and I know how it can be difficult for a Petite to find clothes, I give you acccess to my shopping Bible; outcome of years of determined search.
Children departments abound with treasures. We can find lovely items in ready-to-wear collections and also nice flat shoes. However, be careful to the designs that can be very childish, especially for the shirts and tees which collars are very close to the neck : Little Karl Marc John – Mango kids – Massimo Dutti kids – Petite Bateau – Zara kids. Luxury brands also have children collections : Burberry, Chloé, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Zadig et Voltaire, and so on. To have an overview of the brands that design children collections, you can go to Printemps and Galeries Lafayettes department stores (in France) or visit Smallable or Melijoe e-stores.
A few brands offer specifically designed collections for “Petite” women. Most of them are English and American brands, more advanced than France on that subject. I’m only mentioning English brands because there are no custom fees when shipped to France : Asos Petite (sells Asos Petite brand and others English brands like Glamorous Petite, Little Mistress Petite, and so on.) – Banana Republic Petite (no e-shop shipping to France but there is one outlet on les Champs Élysées in Paris with a huge petites department) – Boohoo Petite – Dorothy Perkins Petite – Marks & Spencer Petite – Miss Selfridge Petite – New-Look Petite – Top Shop Petite (e-shop and corner Top Shop with a petite department at les Galeries Lafayette Haussman in Paris).
As far as I know, there is only the e-store Balsamik in France that sells a petite collection.
Find below a table that summarizes all the e-stores that sell Petite collections and ship to France :
|Anthropologie||Anthropologie Petite||6€||To be paid|
|Asos||A dozen petite brands like Asos Petite, New-Look Petite, Boohoo Petite, Glamorous Petite||Free||Free|
|Balsamik||Balsamik Petite||Free in relais colis|
3,99€ through the Post office
|Free in relais colis
To be paid through the Post office
|Boohoo||Boohoo Petite||Free from 35€ of purchases||Free in points relais
To be paid through the Post office
|Chi Chi London||Chi Chi London Petite||Free from 35£ of purchases||To be paid|
|Debenhams||A dozen different brands like Wallis Petite, Dorothy Perkins Petite||Free from 50£ of purchases, otherwise 5£||To be paid - In case of returns, shipping fees are reimbursed|
|Dorothy Perkins||Dorothy Perkins Petite||Free from 75€ of purchases, otherwise 6€||To be paid|
|Glamorous||Glamorous Petite||Free from 65£ of purchases, otherwise 4,95£||To be paid|
|House of Fraser||A dozen different brands like Wallis Petite, Precis Petite, Dash Petite||Free from 120£ of purchases, otherwise 6£||To be paid - In case of returns, shipping fees are reimbursed|
|Marks and Spencer||Marks and Spencer Petite||Free for shop pick up and from 45€ of purchases.|
Otherwise 3,95€ for standard delivery and 2,95€ for a point relais delivery.
|To be paid|
|M&Co||M&Co Petite||Free from 80£ of purchases, otherwise 7,5£||To be paid|
|Missguided||Missguided Petite||Free||To be paid - In case of using the prepaid return label, returning costs are charged on the repaid amount.|
|Miss Selfridge||Miss Selfridge Petite||Free from 35€ of purchases||To be paid|
|New Look||New Look Petite||Free from 65€ of purchases, otherwise 4,99€||Free|
|Top Shop||Top Shop Petite||Free from 75€ of purchases, otherwise 5€||6€|
|Wallis||Wallis Petite||5€||To be paid|
|Zalando||A dozen different brands like Miss Selfridge Petite, Missguided Petite, New-Look Petite||Free||Free|
For shoes, as for clothes, you can move towards to our children’s favourite brands. It is really true for flat shoes or sneakers. A great example is the Adidas Stan Smith, both available at the women’s and the kids. The shoes are quite similar, the only difference is the number of pair of eyelets (one less for the kids design). And of course, it is much cheaper at the kids!
I find that it is easier and easier to find 2,5 UK/4 US shoe size. Our French franchises offer more and more this shoe size : André – Cosmoparis – Eram – La Scarpa – Minelli – San Marina. However, stock are very low. I advice you not to wait for a too long time if you have a crush (I tell this by experience). On Internet, the European e-shops have small size shoes : Asos – Monshowroom – La Redoute – Sarenza – Zalando. They sell their own brands or brands like Anniel – Clarks – Guess – Pura Lopez, and so on. Since last year, there are also 2,5 UK/4 US size available for a few Zara designs. You can also find small sized on the following Chineses e-shops Choies – SheIn – Oasap.
Don’t forget the French e-stores specialized in small feet : Pretty Small Shoes – Chaussures 35 – Mini-Maxi – Petites Souliers or luxury brands like Jimmy Choo – Valentino and so on. Net-A-Porter ou Mytheresa.com can give you an exhaustive overview of luxury brands.
Enjoy you shopping petites, and I hope you are going to find everything you are looking for!