Sonia Rykiel is a French fashion designer, who founded her namesake label "Sonia", in May 1998. She opened her first boutique on the Rue de Grenelle, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. She specialises in funky designs that can show off a woman's personality and va va voom! Her style is unique, and her trademarks include bright colours, black, rhinestone embellishments, stripes, lace and T-Shirts emblazoned with a written message. Although the US press nicknamed Sonia Rykiel as the "Queen of Knitwear", in fact her designs include dresses, tops, skirts, coats and gloves, in addition to jumpers and knitted jackets.
On July 14th, 2008, Sonia Rykiel was made "Commandeur de l'order national de la Légion d'Honneur" by her country.
The Sonia Rykiel 2009 Spring Summer range has some lovely items in it - stripey skinny t-shirts with heart motifs and asymmetrical colours, vibrant tops and matching socks, comfortable soft cotton striped dresses, tops and t-shirts with heart motifs and other cute styles.
Matches Fashion have some Sonia dresses and tops, which would be great for the coming summer months. Black, purple and red appear to be the dominant colours for this season, making it easy to mix and match designs.
my-wardrobe have some Sonia by Sonia Rykiel coats, dresses, knitwears, lovely long gloves and some woollen berets to keep you warm and toasty over the winter.
Start London have a good selection of Sonia by Sonia Rykiel cardigans, dresses, skirts, leggings and jumpers.
Yoox also have Sonia Rykiel and Sonia Rykiel Paris designs online. They have a large Spring Summer 2009 range, including jumpers, skirts, shoes, bags, tops, jackets, cardigans, blazers and shorts. have separated their Sonia Rykiel ranges into the:
Both Start and Yoox offer worldwide delivery, whereas Matches deliver to most countries around the world (see list below). At point of purchase VAT is deducted from the subtotal where the delivery address is situated outside of the EU.
(Matches deliver to: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Mexico, Middle East, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.) Matches is based in the UK
Sonia Rykiel has boutiques across the world, throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America. In the UK, the boutique in London, situated at 27-29 Brook Street, London W1K 4HE
The UK distributors for the brand include Aimé, Browns, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Diverse.