Friday, February 13, 2009

oh la! la! colette

chère colette...comment je vous aime! I've loved Colette ever since I first laid eyes on her back in 1999. I was studying at the Sorbonne in Paris when I heard of this lovely mother and daughter team who had just opened what essentially became one of the first concept stores in the world. They wanted a space that was filled with new designers from around the world....cutting edge fashion and accessories...unknown music groups and obscure design magazines. They installed an H2O bar... a big deal back then.. and within a year, all the fashion designers and models were flocking there like migratory birds during fashion week. It's been nearly 10 years now and although Colette is very much on the radar and no longer the *underground* spot it used to be...they still bring forth and rock the best mix tape of fascinating designs and limited editions....not to mention those obscure, cherry picked Colette compilation CDs. Chez Colette, it's always a delight to find hidden treasures not many people know about. Yet... - a classic then and now. If you peek closely, you may see Karl Lagerfeld or Agyness Deyn shopping in the background....


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