Closing its doors in style...
On December 20th the landmark that is the Parisian boutique, Colette, will close.
3 floors, Selling everything chic from vinyl records, streetwear, Iphone Covers through to high fashion, and of course a bar. A water bar with 73 different types of mineral water. Colette is an icon in the french fashion scene, that the well heeled turn to when an injection of relevant culture is required.
"They have things no one else has," Karl lagerfeld.
213 Rue Saint Honoré the home of Colette is a mecca founded by Colette Rousseaux in 1997 who to this day still lives above the store.
Colette has had its fill of collaborations, June this year saw Balenciaga create exclusive items for the store such as coffee mugs, something only Colette could effortlessly pull off selling. Fast forward to this week and Chanel x Pharrell Williams x HMD launched a $1000 sneaker. Whereby purchase was only availble should you be so lucky to win the raffle. Re-sale already has seen the trainers listed for $10,000.
And now its Saint Laurent turn to scrape the remnanants of the affliated benefits of a Colette Collaboration. Anthony Vacarello the man behind the designs at Saint Laurent has gone to town with some seriously collectable YSL products;
How about a Saint Laurent sex paddle, need a PG version how about skateboard featuring the latest Saint Laurent campaign, how about giving your commute a chic boost with a Saint Laurent vespa? Whilst there are simplistic useful trinkets such as heart shaped luggage tags and a wall calendar, we have our eyes firmly set on the Pierre Marcolini chocolate hearts. Death by chocolate is cliché. Death by Marcolini x Saint Laurent chocolate is tombstone engraving worthy...