On one of my research browses, I stumbled upon “Colette“. The mouseover read “styledesignartfood”. All things up my alley, so with trepidation I clicked. I arrived at a white page, (after the annoying few seconds of “loading”), with a pulsating blue circle and very funky music which got my hips swaying even at 8 a.m. There is a mini music player, which has some very funky tunes indeed, making me feel like I needed some kind of cocktail in my hand was sitting in a very plush cushion, schmoozing with some extremely cool people (no doubt in Colette gear).
Colette is a concept boutique in Paris, which also has a flagship store in New York city. Named after the famous novelist (who wrote Gigi), the Paris store is strictly for the seriously chic Fashionista, who wouldnt be caught dead shopping at Printemps. Up and coming designers as well a smattering of uber-cool home furnishings and accessories, have found their way to Colette (as well as a very swish tea salon), and their website is a good place to source some of this coolness from the comfort of home. Some items on the Fashion Hookup list:
Oakley X Colette Frogskins (only 100 pcs. in the world)
Little black dress with gold bow de Valentino by Alessandra Facchinetti
Tote Bag Stephano Pilati “I Love My Planet”
In Paris, Colette is at 213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001. In NYC, 54th and 5th Avenue.