Concept-Boutique Colette Is Closing After 20 Years

Concept-Boutique Colette Is Closing After 20 Years

The French store is set to close on December 20th, with Saint Laurent in talks to take over the Saint Honoré location.

The French store is set to close on December 20th, with Saint Laurent in talks to take over the Saint Honoré location.

Text: Christina Cacouris

Designers, buyers, and Francophiles alike all reacted with shock this morning at the announcement that concept-boutique Colette is closing its doors after 20 years as a Parisian staple in the fashion world.

"As all good things must come to an end, after twenty wonderful years, colette should be closing its doors on December 20th of this year," the store announced on Instagram. "Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and colette cannot exist without Colette." The store has been under the creative direction of Roussaux's daughter, Sarah Andelman, who made the announcement this morning.

Currently, the store is in negotiations with Saint Laurent to discuss the French house taking over Colette's iconic Rue Saint Honoré location, but nothing is yet confirmed.

Until December 20, business is continuing as usual with Colette's usual exclusive collaborations and offerings. Get to the store before it closes — or find items online while they last.

ANNONCE SPECIALE Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin. Après vingt années exceptionnelles, colette devrait définitivement fermer ses portes le 20 décembre prochain. Colette Roussaux arrive à l'âge où il est temps de prendre son temps ; or, colette ne peut exister sans Colette. Des échanges ont lieu avec Saint Laurent et nous serions fiers qu'une Marque aussi prestigieuse, avec qui nous avons régulièrement collaboré au fil des années, reprenne notre adresse. Nous sommes ravis du grand intérêt que Saint Laurent a montré dans ce projet, ce qui pourrait constituer une très belle opportunité pour nos salariés. Jusqu’au dernier jour, rien ne changera. colette continuera de se renouveler toutes les semaines comme d’habitude, avec une sélection unique et de nombreuses collaborations, également disponibles sur notre site colette.fr Nous vous remercions pour votre confiance, et à bientôt chez colette, jusqu’au 20 décembre! BREAKING NEWS As all good things must come to an end, after twenty wonderful years, colette should be closing its doors on December 20th of this year. Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and colette cannot exist without Colette. Negotiations are under way with Saint Laurent and we would be proud to have a Brand with such a history, with whom we have frequently collaborated, taking over our address. We are happy of the serious interest expressed by Saint Laurent in this project, and it could also represent a very good opportunity for our employees. Until our last day, nothing will change. colette will continue to renew itself each week with exclusive collaborations and offerings, also available on our website colette.fr We thank you for your support and see you soon at colette--until December 20th!

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