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Colette's Favorite Things

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Often imitated, never duplicated, Parisian store Colette has been serving up the sweetest limited-edition accessories, art books, and cutting-edge fashions since 1997. The emporium has collaborated with numerous fashion designers, illustrators, and icons since the start, and is known for–among other things–throwing dance classes in clubs and having a bar that serves 90 brands of designer mineral water (including Cloud Juice, which is composed of 7,800 drops of Tasmanian rainwater). Current employee obsessions include bicycles, the eco-friendly lifestyle, and boyfriends, says Sarah, who manages the store. We caught up with her as she was planning this month’s gallery show, From the Street to the Night, featuring party photos from around the world, and asked her to show us some of the store’s best products designed with Parisian collaborators.

Fafi screenprints €250
This is the first time Fafi has done silkscreened prints. They’re all signed, numbered, and limited to 50.

So-Me X Domestic Sticker Set
Part of a collection curated by Colette that also includes decals from KAWS, Jeremy Scott, +41, Nagi Noda, Fabien Baron, Greg Foley, André, Work in Progress, and Claude Closky.

Genevieve Gauckler Mugs by Medicom €25
Japanese toy makers Medicom have produced these mugs with illustrator Genevieve Gauckler, so her cool characters can join you while you drink tea.

Lancel Bag by Cecile €195
Cecile, DJette from Les Putafranges, collaborates with classic French bag maker Lancel for a small collection of perfect accessories for DJettes always on the road. This Colette exclusive (limited to 100) is the right size for either your headphones or your stilettos, and there’s also an iPod case and vinyl trunk in the collection.

Façade Magazine (price varies according to stock)
Published between 1976 and 1983, Façade was a cult French mag from the same era as the famed disco nightclub Le Palace; it was sort of like the French Interview of the ’80s. Only 13 issues of Façade came out, and they’re very collectible, so they made seven of these special cases exclusively for Colette with all original issues inside in perfect condition.

Kitsuné Boombox Compilation CD
Compiled by Kitsuné and Boombox resident DJ Jerry Bouthier, this Colette exclusive includes tracks from Chromeo, Feist, Big Face, Daft Punk, Simian Mobile Disco, Digitalism, and many more.

La Clique Tee by André €35
André designed this tee for La Clique, his friend’s crew who takes care of the best parties in Paris at Le Baron, Le Paris Paris, Showcase, and La Scala.