The Social Remix: Paris Fashion Head Colette to Close Its Doors After 20 Years

The Social Remix: Paris Fashion Head Colette to Close Its Doors After 20 Years
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The Social Remix: Paris Fashion Head Colette to Close Its Doors After 20 Years

 

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! #coletteforever

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Now I know I’m a few days late on this one y’all but it was my birthday last week and I’m just now getting back into the swing of things! So for those of you who aren’t aware of who or what Colette is, the Paris-based fashion boutique has set standards for what “cool” has been for many of its shoppers the past 20 years. To give you a better understanding of Colette’s reach, once word got out of their closing, fashion websites from Vogue all the way to Austin-based sneaker company Nice Kicks, wrote articles about it.

The company was founded by Colette Roussaux in 1997. But due to age, Colette passed operations off to her daughter and head creative director Sarah Andelman. She released the above statement about their Parisian company closing its doors on December 20th via Instagram.

Want a closer look at Colette’s impact on the sneaker culture? Here are some sneaker collaborations they’ve had their hands in:

New Balance 1500.

 

Adidas Stan Smith x Colette.

 

Puma Disc Blade x Colette.

Photo Credit: Highsnobiety

Enjoy

 

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