Colette Bids Adieu After 2 decades in Business
French mainstay Colette has closed its doors, bringing an end to a 20-year run that saw the store several collaboration, while offering some of the world’s finest fashion.
The Parisian shop was founded in 1997 by Colette Roussaux, whose daughter Sarah Andelman would go on to handle many of its day-to-day operations.
With its immediately identifiable blue hue and now-iconic double-dot logo, Colette managed to achieve global recognition thanks in large part to its quirky collabs and unique curation of both of high-end and inexpensive goods.
In July, the store announced on Instagram that it would be closing this year, adding that Roussaux would be leaving and that it simply couldn’t continue without its founder.
French fashion house Saint Laurent is taking over the retailer’s former space. To commemorate the changing of the guard, the label and Colette co-hosted a party Monday that included a performance from rapper Travis Scott.