Paris has always held a special place in my heart. The first time I ever visited this gorgeous city was with my friend Bridget when we studied abroad in Spain.
I remember it being exactly what I thought it would be: the most romantic place on earth. Was it the buildings? The people? The food? The fashion? Everything?
When I landed my first job in textiles I never imagined part of my job (“job”) would be to visit Paris twice a year to attend a textile show and then do some competitive shopping. What does competitive shopping mean? It means my favorite thing in the world – going into different shops and see what the competition is up to. What fabrics are they using? What techniques are out there?
The first place I always stop at is Colette. A true Parisian institution. Colette opened in 1997 but in July of this year we all woke up to the news: Colette would close its doors in December of 2017. Of course with that in mind I made a stop at my beloved little shop.
The whole upstairs usually would house looks from Gucci, Balenciaga, Simone Rocha, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Coach and Sacai to name a few. As of late the boutique has been been taken over by different designers – most recently Sacai. Of course the conceptual layout was impeccable.
I was so lucky to see Colette one last time. If you’re there before end of December make sure to stop by.
213 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
+33 01 55 35 33 90
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
*closes permanently on December 20th