If, like us, you've been eagerly plotting a post-lockdown summer holiday (remember those?), you're going to want to start arming yourself with the necessary paraphernalia. Ditch the threadbare towels, shake the two-year-old sand out of your sun cream-stained beach bag, and celebrate your long-awaited return to the seaside with beautifully made items that will take your summer style to the next level. Not quite sure where to start? Look to Cap D'Arsène, a brand that epitomises the carefree holiday spirit with its range of luxurious beach towels, beach pillows, waterproof totes and cases.

The Paris-based brand was founded in 2017 by Laurent Soulet, an avid traveller who was captivated by the expertise of beach resorts in creating superior travel experiences and wanted to evoke that same extra-special feeling. With its distinctly French roots, the brand harnesses an aesthetic inspired by the golden age of the French Riviera – a colourful and joyful time when icons like Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon strolled the promenades and basked on the sand. Expect characteristically-French stripes, tasteful colour combinations and piping finishes that exude a sense of understated elegance.

In keeping with its 'Frenchness', Cap D'Arsène takes a meticulous approach to artisanship. All of its beach towels are crafted in its Paris atelier, while the waterproof totes, clutches and cases are made in a French factory awarded with an EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant – or Living Heritage Company) label. Expert craftspeople use only the finest fabrics –feathery French terry cotton and super soft, breathable Egyptian cotton percale – so you can be guaranteed products that don't just look the part, but stand the test of time, for many summer holidays to come.

Explore the full Cap D'Arsène collection.