T-follicular helper (TFH) markers are expressed in the microenvironnement of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (MZL), and in lymphomas arising from TFH-cells, sometimes making the differential diagnosis difficult. In the skin, the "TFH-spectrum" is poorly defined, going from primary cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorder with small/medium CD4+ T-cells (SMLPD) to cutaneous localizations of systemic angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (cAITL), and may pass through intermediate forms (primary cutaneous T-follicular helper derived lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PCTFHL,NOS)). We retrospectively analyzed 20 MZL, 13 SMLPD, 5 PCTFHL, and 11 cAITL clinically, histologically, and molecularly, to define tools to differentiate them. Characteristics that might favor the diagnosis of MZL over SMLPD are: multiple skin nodules (p < 0.001), nodular architecture (p < 0.01), residual germinal centers with follicular dendritic cell network (p < 0.001), monotypic plasma cells (p < 0.001), and few staining with PD1 (p = 0.016) or CXCL13 (p = 0.03). PCTFHL and cAITL presented as multiple (p < 0.01) lesions, in older patients (p < 0.01), with systemic symptoms and/or biological alterations (p < 0.01). Immunophenotypic loss of T-cell markers (p < 0.001), BCL6 (p = 0.023) and/or CD10 staining (p = 0.08), and a higher proliferative index (≥ 30%, p = 0.039) favoured these diagnoses over SMLPD. Pathogenic variants were observed by genomic sequencing in 47% of MZL (TNFAIP3 (32%), EP300 (21%), NOTCH2 (16%), KMT2D (16%), CARD11 (10.5%)), 8% of SMLPD (TET2), 40% of PCTFHL (SOCS1 (20%), ARID1A (20%)) and 64% of cAITL (TET2 (63.6%), RHOA (36.4%), NOTCH1 (9%)). This study characterizes the various clinical and histological features between cutaneous lymphomas expressing TFH markers and highlights the value of the interest of screening for genomic mutations in difficult cases.