Colette, the iconic family-run concept boutique along Rue Saint-Honore in Paris, will be closing down in December 2017 after 20 years in business.
The store has become a mainstay favorite among the style set, known for hosting pop-ups and carrying pieces from both established and up-and-coming designers alike. Colette Rossaux and Sarah Andelman, the mother-daughter duo behind the namesake boutique, are renowned for their distinctly eclectic fashion edits and the quirky mix of lifestyle items that have turned Colette into a go-to pit-stop for any Parisian shopper. Fun fact: Colette was one of the first to stock then-emerging labels Proenza Schouler, Mary Katrantzou, Simone Rocha, Rodarte, and Hood By Air.
"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. "Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and Colette cannot exist without Colette."
Still, you don't have to swathe yourself in full mourning garb just yet. Colette is continuing operations as planned, up until its very last day—look forward to an H&M collaboration and takeovers by Chanel, Thom Browne, and Sacai, among much else. Saint Laurent is in talks to occupy the store's landmark three-storey, 8,000-square-foot space following the shutdown.
You'll be missed, Colette! What would Paris be without you?