After 20 years in business, it’s the end of an era.
After 20 years of championing young designers and selling some of the coolest finds, Parisian concept store Colette will be closing their doors on December 20th, Business of Fashion reports.
The boutique, which was opened in 1997 by Colette Roussaux and has since been helmed by her daughter, Sarah Andelman, was the first to stock brands like Proenza Schouler and Rodarte—not to mention stocked our coffee table book when it was released last fall. Colette has long been held as the gold standard for retail experiences, and shoppers could always count on finding something truly delightful there.
This morning, Andelman made a statement on her Instagram announcing the closure, stating:
“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!”