Colette Closes Its Doors With a Final Saint Laurent Pop-Up Shop

Colette Closes Its Doors With a Final Saint Laurent Pop-Up Shop

Are you in the market for a Saint Laurent Vespa?

Are you in the market for a Saint Laurent Vespa?

Text: Jake Viswanath

On December 20, only less than a month away, Colette will sadly shut its doors for good. But because the iconic Paris boutique is going out in style rather than sadness, they organized a series of pop-ups headed by only the most renowned French designers to lead them out. And the brand that gets the honor of closing the store is none other than Saint Laurent, who created a capsule collection full of exclusive pieces and unique collectibles.

The collaboration may be one of the fashion world's most wide-ranging yet, marking a perfect send-off for the sleek yet eclectic store. Pieces include everything from a leopard-embossed Arkaic Concept skate deck and a custom vintage Polaroid camera to Pierre Marcolini chocolates and a Patti Smith sweatshirt. But truly, you can't get more Parisian than the Saint Laurent Vespa, complete with a glossy black Ruby helmet.

The decision to host Saint Laurent as Colette's final pop-up may be more intentional than we think as the brand is currently rumored to take over the soon-to-be vacated space on Rue St.-Honoré. It would be an inspired choice, considering both the shared French heritage of the two brands, with the pop-up space being a poignant passing of the torch. It would also be an ironic choice, considering their rocky history and subsequent reconciliation earlier this year. But for now, head to Colette while you still can and grab the exclusive Saint Laurent items on the first floor, available from November 27 until the closing day of December 20. Take a peek at the collection below.

Credits: Photos courtesy of Saint Laurent

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