Sad news hit the fashion world today. This time, it is (fortunately) not the death of a designer legend, but almost as tragic: Colette Paris, the noble luxury boutique, is closing its doors after 20 years of business. Founded by Colette Roussaux, her daughter Sarah Andelman ran the concept store in the recent years. She was also the one announcing the news on Instagram:
The reason for the closing, as Andelman explains, is the retirement of her mother, and as she points out: "colette cannot exist without Colette". Now Saint Laurent seems to be interested in taking over the location in the Rue Saint-Honoré, which holds 3 floors and 740 sqm.
Colette Paris is an institution in the world's fashion scene, not only frequented by the French haute volée, but also a must-see for many tourists. Within the only 20-years long history of Colette, the Maison collaborated with namable designers and brands, such as H&M or Esteban Cortazar, which was announced just this week.
The closing date will be December 20th.