Traditional French beret heads upmarket


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Could the Basque beret – which ranks alongside the accordion, baguette and Citroën 2CV as one of the caricatural symbols of France – be making a sartorial comeback? One of France’s last remaining beret-makers, Laulhère, which supplies the traditional headgear to the French army, has opened a boutique on Paris’s rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, a stone’s throw from the Élysée Palace and home to luxury haute-couture labels including Hermès and YSL, reports The Guardian.