- By Grégory Collette
- In Design
colette is a French clothing and accessory retailer. The three floor 8,000 square feet concept store is located in Paris and contains an exhibition space, bookshop, and a "water bar" serving more than 100 brands of
Opened on 20 March 1997 by Colette Roussaux and her daughter Sarah Andelman, graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and current artistic director of the boutique, the concept is to be the meeting point between fashion, perfume
and design, Music and publishing, photography, beauty and high technology. There are also all kinds of objects (up to a car) or exhibitions, with limited edition or exclusive series. colette is usually spelled in lower
"The shop, which extends over 700 m2 has a water bar (restaurant) in the basement, was designed by the French architect Arnaud de Montigny; Its interior design changes every week, as well as the windows. colette
employs a hundred people. colette was completely renovated two years later. colette operates in parallel an online sales site."
The store regularly joins forces with brands such as Chanel Paris, Gap New York, and Comme des Garçons in Tokyo to create ephemeral shops.