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5 famous links between Chanel and the sea

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Breton tops

Breton tops

Breton tops are such a yachting wardrobe essential that it’s hard to believe that they haven’t always been part of our every day attire. However, it was in fact Coco Chanel who first popularised this sailing staple as part of her revolutionary sportswear-inspired jersey clothing for women in 1913. As she continued to open boutiques in glamorous seaside locations, such as Biarritz, their popularity grew and grew until they became the ubiquitous must-have we know today.

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