Parisian Concept Store Colette Will Close its Doors in December


Paris’s premiere concept store Colette has announced that it will be closing its doors after 20 years. The landmark boutique was founded by Colette Roussaux in 1997; Her daughter Sarah Andelman headed up the family business in more recent years.

“As all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on December 20 of this year,” the company said in a statement via Instagram this morning.” Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and Colette cannot exist without Colette.”

The store confirmed that its in talks with Saint Laurent to take over the 213 Rue Saint Honoré location following its departure. “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,” the statement reads. “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.”

Over the past two decades Roussaux and Andelman have transformed the 8,000 square-foot, three-story store into a fashion destination. Along with boundary-pushing, immersive designer takeovers, Colette is responsible for helping to break major name brands like Rodarte and Proenza Schouler in Europe. The six-part rotating series of guest slots currently taking over the store’s ground floor will continue to run through to December. “Until our last day, nothing will change,” added the statement to close. “Colette will continue to renew itself each week with exclusive collaborations and offerings, also available on our website”

Roussaux lives above the store and is the majority owner of the business. Following Colette’s closure, Andelman has said that she wants to move forward and focus on “turning the page.”


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