For 20 years, Colette has reigned supreme as the OG concept store and temple of cool on Paris’ Rue Saint-Honoré, but in a statement released today, the company said, “As all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on December 20 of this year. Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and Colette cannot exist without Colette.”
The three-storey, 8,000 square-foot boutique was founded in 1997 by Colette Roussaux, and has since been helmed by her daughter Sarah Andelman. The stores wide range of products, which includes homeware, jewellery and ready-to-wear, has long been the pinnacle of cool and a huge influence on concept stores across the globe.
In a BoF interview last year, Karl Lagerfeld said, “It’s the only shop where I go because they have things no one else has, I buy watches, telephones, jewellery there — everything really! They have invented a formula that you can’t copy easily, because there is only one Colette and her and Sarah are 200 percent involved.”