Cult Parisian label Sézane is having a rare sale right now

This is not a drill: the Sezane sale has started. It's not that often that legendary French brand hosts a sale, but when it does, you can guarantee it's worth your time.

To beat the January blues, the label has opened up its archives to give you a chance to shop some of its bestselling autumn/winter designs, at a fraction of the original cost.

These include knitwear, outerwear, dresses, leather accessories and more, some discounted by up to 50%. Unfortunately, Sézane items are notoriously popular, so if you factor in a sale on top of that, they're likely to sell out even faster. So to avoid any disappointment, if you have your eye on something, click 'checkout' as quickly as you can.

Here are some of my favourite items in the sale.

were £145

LISA LOAFERS Black Lacquer, were £145 now £75
These fringed mocassins will look very Parisian worn with straight leg jeans and an oversized Breton top and blazer.

was £130

DALILA DRESS Prints Flowers vahinée, was £130 now £65
Add a touch of retro cool to your wardrobe with this cute floral mini dress.

was £95

LUCY JUMPER Sea Green, was £95 now £70
Knitwear is one of the brand's best-selling categories and for good reason. Designs are cute yet timeless, and the quality is beyond.

was £300

JIM COAT Black, was £300 now £215
This classic double breasted coat is an investment well worth making.

Just in case you feel a little guilty treating yourself right now, you'll be pleased to hear you're investing in a sustainable fashion brand. At the end of last year, Sézane became one of the first ever French brands to obtain a B CORP certification, thanks to its hard work creating must-have limited quantity items.

Its sustainable developments cover creative, innovative and eco-friendly initiatives, from the choice of production methods, raw materials used and working conditions.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.