60 comments

  1. WANDERCATS

    March 31, 2014 at 10:04 am

    The fur coat looks amazing!

    http://www.wandercats.com

  2. Mira

    March 31, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I have to visit Colette. She looks super cool and stylish.

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  3. SweetFreckles

    March 31, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Amazing coat!!!

    XOXO

    http://www.sweet-freckles.com

  4. Nico

    March 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I don’t know about Colette but I like this shot!

    Orange bag for a new outfit on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion blog

  5. Judith A. Ross

    March 31, 2014 at 10:24 am

    She is gorgeous and I love all the textures in her outfit. Can anyone tell me about the jacket. New or vintage? Real or fake fur?

  6. julijap

    March 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

    lover her messy bob – so french! and this fur jacket! Perfect!

    http://babunewupcycled.com/

  7. Nico

    March 31, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I don’t know about Colette, but I like this shot!

    Orange bag for a new outfit on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion blog

  8. shani

    March 31, 2014 at 10:43 am

    And, apparently beautiful people congregate there. I guess it makes sense. :)

    http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com

  9. andreavytlacilova

    March 31, 2014 at 10:43 am

    What a lovely picture! :) Collete is a magical place, I agree.

    ANDREA

  10. Mafalda

    March 31, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Colette is indeed a incredible place. The girl on the picture is beyond gorgeous. I like everything in her.
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot

  11. marie pierre

    March 31, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I’m such a fan of Colette. I follow Colette all social media and go on their website regularly.

  12. LesFleurs

    March 31, 2014 at 11:17 am

    She looks terrific!

  13. Anthony

    March 31, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Colette is one of my favorite place too…There’s a nice vibe there!

    http://www.tonytowear.com

  14. justray

    March 31, 2014 at 11:25 am

    She carries this quiet sophistication well. This is a beautiful shot.
    http://mensnatural.co

  15. Chahrazad

    March 31, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful photo. Looks like a great place to go.

    x
    http://www.thecherryfactor.com

  16. TRENDSURVIVOR

    March 31, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Oh, we just look at the stylish girls and amazing pictures!
    x
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

  17. Adiyam

    March 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful effortless shot. Making me want to go to lovely Paris again :)

    http://thecoup.eu

  18. Liz

    March 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I still have never been to colette!

    http://hashtagliz.com

  19. Camille

    March 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Well then, I guess I’m not EVERYONE. I’ve been living in Paris for 16 years, and I’ve never set foot in it.
    And there’s a whole lot of everyone who definitely do not have the budget for this kind of place (at least re. the clothes).
    Don’t get me wrong, the stuff I see on their website is really really nice. No offence though, but the prices are just a tad bit steep for my wallet…

    And apparently, some people know that:

    http://uk.fashionmag.com/news/Thieves-hit-Colette-concept-store-in-Paris,394582.html#.Uzmp6aJKQlQ

    • The Sartorialist

      March 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Camille
      Thats such a typical uniformed comment.

      You admit to never having been in the store and yet you’re sure its all too expensive for you.

      I love the store and all i’ve ever bought there are books, magazines, DVD’s and a camera.

      Unlike most designer store Colette has a huge offering of products from literally just a few dollars to a few thousand dollars.

      maybe stop in and actually see for yourself.

      • TeMo

        March 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

        One of my favorite stores in the world is Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store, although I am a woman. The reason is simply that the store is beautiful, inspiring. From the design to styling, I love going there it is like being in a beautiful man’s house and getting to look at all of his amazing clothes, it is an experience. When I took my first trip to Paris, I made sure to go to Colette, it did not disappoint – it is also a wonderful experience, inspirational, aspirational and cool. I don’t remember if I bought anything, it did not even matter, it was so fun, I cannot wait to go back. Enjoy.

      • Camille

        April 1, 2014 at 6:13 am

        “Thats such a typical uniformed comment.”

        How so?

        What seems “typical and uniformed” is the “EVERYONE goes there” comment.

        It was not the store itself that was the object of my post, but the assumption you were making.

        I’m sorry some people find my comment “unfortunate”, and I’m sorry that I didn’t post a message of typical uniformed praise. Again, I’m sure the store is probably quite nice, and, yes, maybe I should swing by and have a look, but I did apparently strike a chord…

        So, no hard feelings.

        • Katherine

          April 1, 2014 at 7:45 am

          I’m with you, Camille. And not offended in any way.

        • Joseie

          April 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm

          I think its you thinking that it was too expensive without looking for yourself that was considered “uninformed.” Not judging you at all; Just saying that you can’t argue with the idea that thinking something without actually knowing is the very definition of “uninformed” People say things like Oh, everyone goes there” they do not literally mean everyone including babies, or people that can not leave their home.

          • Camille

            April 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm

            I see your point, Joseie, especially if the word was “uninformed” and not “uniform(ed)” (oh, what a typo can do). In any case, my post wasn’t entirely uninformed given that I’d been surfing their website.
            :)

        • Laura

          April 2, 2014 at 2:14 pm

          I’ve been to Paris many times and have been to Colette as well…I’ve only ever found it boring and have never understood all the hype and was very disappointed when I first visited…expensive or not, it’s just not as inspiring as it’s reputation…I prefer the Marche Au Puces flea market and a peek in the windows at Didier Ludot in the Palais Royale…for great books and newer bits and bobs, the gift/book shop at the Tokyo Museum…Camille, stop by for a look but don’t believe the hype…

    • Fred

      April 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

      I couldn’t agree more Camille.

      Despite the fact I was born and raised in Paris – on the “bright” side of it – I never really get why Colette has such a massive amount of fans. Sure, you can find an incredible amount of nice and shiny things out there, but as Camille said, this is clearly not a place for everyone. Yes, I know, it seems harsh, but this is just plain fact.

      This is a lovely place with some amazing people if you’re into fashion, this is another fact. But let’s be real, if you’re not a “bobo”, you’re not going into this kind of shop/neighboor. I quit “Care bears” and their “Kingdom of Caring” long time ago.

      Nonetheless this picture as most of them on the website still are killers.

      • Matías

        April 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        I have been in Colette a couple of times (2003 and 2010). I didn´t feel comfortable there. I got the impression that it was all about hype and money. As Scott said, is the place where everyone wants to be and I can not think of something less attractive than that.

  20. Camille

    March 31, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Ok, the books, office letterpaper, key chains, etc. are in the more-affordable category, I’ll give you that. ;)

    • carole

      April 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      I havegotten everything from sponges to eyeglasses to small books and expensive shoes!! You can’t know if you don’t go and see for yourself!

  21. Denisa

    March 31, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I hope I ll see that place. And.. she looks great on that pic. xa
    http://www.fashiondenis.com

  22. LIZPR

    March 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Great photo. I love how she looks casual and dressy all at once, with that effortless hair/makeup thing going on … as though she rolled out of bed and just through the outfit on, and headed out.

    Man, to be tall and slim … anything looks “runway chic”. Sigh!

    http://www.lizpr.com

    PS: does she remind any one of Keira Knightly, sans angular features?

  23. Emily

    March 31, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The way the headphones are slung around the neck mixed the hairstyle is so European chic. I love it!

    Emily

    emilyannestyle.com

  24. It's About L.A

    March 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Love this coat !

    L.A

  25. Martine

    March 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I like the coat, I love her face.

  26. Isa

    March 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

  27. Richard E

    March 31, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I like the contrast: Studio 54, a fiercely exclusive and screamingly hedonistic sex-and-cocaine-fuelled disco club, versus Colette, a pleasantly accessible and scrupulously clean and tidy lifestyle shop :)

  28. Name*sarah

    March 31, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you Scott !!!
    Hi “Commenters”, If you can’t make it to colette in Paris, you can always visit our website http://www.colette.fr !
    All the best
    s

  29. 33

    March 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    The comment that Scott replied to was indeed unfortunate. One doesn’t have to own (buy) something to like a place. i personally get a lot of pleasure visiting beautifully appointed places that open to public. When I am visiting Paris next time, I will make sure to visit Colette.

  30. Ana

    March 31, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I sometimes leave the Colette website on for the music.

    The girl is very beautiful. Everything about her captivates. Put her in your next book please!

  31. milex

    March 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    So edgy and cool/ She reminds me of me.
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  32. Ainslie

    April 1, 2014 at 12:11 am

    What a beautiful shot. Oh to looking so effortlessly cool!

    What a gorgeous girl.

  33. Lucie

    April 1, 2014 at 5:16 am

    I like this look !
    Rose & Pose Highstreet Fashion

  34. Giulia

    April 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I think that when the Sartorialist says “EVERYONE”, it should not be understood as a literal statement. “Everyone” most likely stands for “People who are willing and/or able to spend their money on a carefully curated 3000 euros piece of garment or 5 euros key ring.”

    This kind of retail experience is of great service to those who do not have the time and/or taste to figure out their own personal style/culture in the mess of the non-curated world. And also, of course, to those who are trying to feature on the Sartorialist’s blog.

    Now, here’s a Sartmantic issue solved.

  35. Lynn

    April 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    We visited Colette in February when we were in Paris for business, and walking in the store was like a harbinger of spring. If we didn’t have just carry-ons for the flight home, we could have bought up a storm. The spring looks w/ the pleated skirts and crop tops were a fave. Now, I will check out the website, good tip!

  36. carole

    April 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Great photo. Colette is always one of my first stops whenever I’m in Paris…Not only are the collections great, but so is the vibe, music, etc.
    Love shopping there!

  37. Bruce MacMillan

    April 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Stunning photo, very fresh. Colette seems to renew itself daily, passion pulls properly!

  38. Name*

    April 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    C’mon, anybody who knows Paris, knows that all shots on this site are found in two, maybe three, small areas of the city. How about Ménilmontant, that would be a fresh chang?

  39. Benedicte

    April 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Living in Paris, I am not a big fan of Colette, though I cannot really explain why. May be it’s too crowded, may be I don’t appreciate the atmosphere of this district, may be too expensive in general. I enter the shop from time to time (just because it is located between &Other Stories and Astier de Villatte, two of my favorites), but never bought anything. This young woman is beautiful !

  40. Isabella Kilenstam

    April 1, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Love the movie like feel of this photo! I’ve been in Paris only one time, in my teens, and later on I understood how much I missed.

  41. Ed

    April 2, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Et ouai j’étais prims à sortir un livre sur le street style à paris appellé paris-style, sorti en 2004, depuis beaucoup ont suivi.
    Ravi de voir que 10 ans après, d’autres continuent de s’en faire une vie.

  42. skylarkpyx

    April 2, 2014 at 6:45 am

    that coat is amazing!
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  43. Style Scandinavia

    April 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    You need a coat like that in Norway, Scandinavia!

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  44. Mauimermaid

    April 3, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I am mesmerised by this photo. I can’t stop looking at it, at her, at her youth and vitality. I wish I could express my feelings for this piece of work more eloquently.

  45. Dax

    April 19, 2014 at 9:36 am

    She looks very calm, cool and relaxed.

  46. maggie

    April 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Hope the fur is fake because it looks adorable! love her face and hair, too…super clear, smooth skin it appears. always love that in combination with a look thats more on the wild side…
    anyone remember Alizée?

  47. SL

    April 26, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Am obsessed with these headphones, does anyone know who makes them?

  48. Magdalena

    July 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    vous avez aussi le 19ème, le 20ème…. plus populaires mais pleine créativité dans le genre style… venez faire un petit tour.

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