Shop & Service

Europe, France, Paris

Colette is a concept store and the preeminent Parisian fashion and style boutique founded in March 1997 by Colette Roussaux and her daughter, Sarah Lerfel. It is located at no. 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, in the heart of the fashion and luxury district in Paris. Its 8,000 square feet (740 m) cover three floors and were designed by the French architect Arnaud de Montigny. The shop is known for its selection of clothing items and fashion accessories, its bookshop, and for its "water bar" in which more than 100 types of mineral waters are served. Moreover, exhibitions are regularly organized with artists, designers, or graphists such as Bruce Weber, Geneviève Gauckler, Kuntzel + Deygas, Michael Lau, Billionaire Boys Club, Paul Davis, Futura, John Maeda, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Claude Closky, and Yves Saint Laurent. Colette is known for having the best selection of the most cutting edge designers in fashion, a few specifically worthwhile to note are Comme des Garçons, Dior Homme, Lanvin, Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, and Gareth Pugh.