Cult Paris fash­ion store Co­lette to close

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The cult Paris con­cept store Co­lette-a reg­u­lar haunt of Hol­ly­wood stars as well as fash­ion­istas-will close its doors in De­cem­ber, its own­ers said yes­ter­day. “All good things come to an end. After 20 ex­cep­tional years Co­lette is clos­ing its doors,” the bou­tique’s founders mother and daugh­ter Co­lette Rous­saux and Sarah An­del­man said in a state­ment. “Co­lette Rous­saux has reached an age when it’s time for her to take her time, and Co­lette can­not ex­ist with­out Co­lette,” they added.

The three-storey shop on the fash­ion­able Rue Saint Honore that sells an eclec­tic mix of lux­ury life­style prod­ucts and cut­ting-edge fash­ion was de­clared “the coolest shop in town” by fash­ion critic Suzy Menkes. It is a reg­u­lar haunt of leg­endary de­signer Karl Lager­feld. “It’s the only shop where I go be­cause they have things no one else has,” he said last year. The shop promised that it would re­main true to its spirit un­til the day its closes “chang­ing ev­ery week with nu­mer­ous new col­lab­o­ra­tions”.

Its premises will be taken over by Saint Lau­rent, who fa­mously threat­ened to sue Co­lette four years ago when they ran a line of par­ody T-shirts bear­ing the leg­end “Ain’t Lau­rent With­out Yves” after the death of the la­bel’s founder, Yves Saint Lau­rent. — AFP

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