Fashion boutique colette announces what’s coming next

But there won’t be more Balenciaga merch :(

Now that December is here (we can’t believe it either) the good news is that the holidays are just around the corner. The bad news though, is that in just 19 days fashion boutique colette will be closing its doors after 20 years.

Since the news was announced, there has been little information on what will be next for colette – until now. Yesterday at the Business of Fashion’s VOICES talk, founder Sarah Andelman announced that after the store closes she will be launching a consultancy company called Just An Idea.

“Everything has changed so much we thought we could either radically change everything, or turn the page and write a new chapter,” Andelman said at the event. The new creative consultancy will collaborate with brands and support young designers outside of just buying products to be bought in the store. While many will be sad that colette will not be continuing, Andelman will still be able to showcase new talents with her new venture. 

As for the iconic store space in Paris, it is rumoured that Saint Laurent – who have just launched colette’s final takeover featuring YSL-branded leather paddles that are absolutely not for sex – will be moving in next year.