Colette x Saint Laurent for iconic stores finale

With the super stylish Parisian store Colette set to close on December 20th they are embarking on a last series of collaborations, with its grande finale set to be the other iconic Parisian brand Saint Laurent.  As well as T-shirts and Sweaters, Saint Laurents creative director Anthony Vaccarello has also produced another Parisian iconic symbol, the Vespa, in true Saint Laurent style.  To go along side the Vespa, a glossy black and fully crystal-embellished motorcycle helmet made with Ruby.   Other items include a customised vintage Polaroid SX-70 camera and a leopard-print Arkaic Concept skateboard.  In 2013 Saint Laurent, then under the tenure of Hedi Slimane, pulled all their products indefinitely from the store after Colette were selling ironic branding ‘Saint Laurent’ t-shirts.  But now with a new creative director comes a new collaboration.    Saint Laurent is also rumoured to be taking over the Colette space in 2018 for its own store. 
Running from Nov 287th to Dec 20th.  Colette 213 rue Saint-Honore 75001 Paris
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Anthony Vaccarello – Designer

 

 

Lifestyle emporium Colette set to close in December

Colette, the apex of Parisian Fashion, is set to close its doors for the final time on December 20th.  The boutique, founded in 1997 by Colette Roussaux, has long been a strong advocate of new emerging labels as well as collaborating with the highest names in fashion & design.  A statement released Wednesday read “As all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on December 20th.” The company cited retirement plans for the founder, Colette Roussaux, who ran the store with her daughter, Sarah Andelman, and made it one of fashion’s favorite new-style family businesses.  “Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and Colette cannot exist without Colette”, referring to the store requiring its founder.  It is believed Saint Laurent is set to take over the space on Rue Saint Honore.   
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Colette founder Colette Roussaux & Daughter Sarah Andelman