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Sarah Andelman

Creative Director, Colette

Along with her mother, she opened the Parisian concept store now world-renowned for its tight edit and retail-meets-performance vibe.

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Along with her mother, she opened the Parisian concept store now world-renowned for its tight edit and retail-meets-performance vibe.

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Biography

As founder and creative director of Colette, a chic Parisian concept store located on the city’s Rue Saint Honoré, Sarah Andelman is famed for her discerning fashion edits and quirky mix of lifestyle products that have turned the store into one of Paris’ premiere fashion pit-stops. Drawn to an eclectic mix of high fashion and edgy street labels alike, Andelman regularly showcases designs from up-and-coming designers and was one of the first to stock collections by Proenza Schouler, Mary Katrantzou and Rodarte.

Andelman has regularly teamed up with luxury brands to create a limited edition range of kitschy collectibles for the Colette store. Past collaborations have included a blue dotted Brides De Gala Hermès scarf, Lanvin X Balmain Batman t-shirts and a selection of candy-floss flavoured macarons by iconic French bakery Ladurée.

A former art student and Purple magazine intern, Andelman established Colette in 1997 alongside her mother Colette Roussaux, after whom the store is named.  The store quickly became renowned for its revolutionary approach to retail, such as its weekly product updates and in-store restaurant and mineral water-bar.

The Parisian store has inspired cult concept stores around the world. 

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