The cult Paris idea store Colette-a common hang-out of Hollywood stars in addition to fashionistas-will close its doorways in December, its homeowners mentioned yesterday. “All good issues come to an finish. After 20 distinctive years Colette is closing its doorways,” the boutique’s founders mom and daughter Colette Roussaux and Sarah Andelman mentioned in an announcement. “Colette Roussaux has reached an age when it’s time for her to take her time, and Colette can't exist with out Colette,” they added.
The three-storey store on the trendy Rue Saint Honore that sells an eclectic mixture of luxurious life-style merchandise and slicing-edge fashion was declared “the best store on the town” by fashion critic Suzy Menkes. It's a common hang-out of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld. “It’s the one store the place I am going as a result of they've issues nobody else has,” he mentioned final 12 months.
The store promised that it will stay true to its spirit till the day its closes “altering each week with quite a few new collaborations”. Its premises might be taken over by Saint Laurent, who famously threatened to sue Colette 4 years in the past after they ran a line of parody T-shirts bearing the legend “Ain’t Laurent With out Yves” after the loss of life of the label’s founder, Yves Saint Laurent. — AFP