“Vivienne Westwood said it best: ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last,’ and I believe in this. Choose pieces that you absolutely love and ones you know you’ll keep forever. It’s also important to think, ‘Repair before you replace.’ Small rips, holes and missing buttons can easily be fixed. Make friends with your cobbler. Quality shoes can be worn for many seasons with a small investment in maintenance. Also, never throw clothing away. Clothing that is placed in regular garbage is either incinerated or ends up in a landfill. If you don’t wear something anymore, it can always make somebody else happy. If it can’t be worn anymore, it can be recycled. In every Sézane Appartement, there is a collection point called La Grande Collecte (the Grand Collection), where you can donate your old pieces to give them a second life,” says Sézane founder, Morgane Sezalory.