The 411: Colette’s Sarah Andelman
Colette, the three-floor emporium on Paris’s historic Rue Saint-Honoré, has, since opening in 1997, become the ultimate local purveyor of cool. And that’s thanks in great part to the careful guidance of its visionary owner Sarah Andelman, who opened the store with her mom, its namesake. What Colette has mastered is offering customers a mix so eclectic it somehow works: Luxe frocks by the likes of Valentino and Givenchy share space with limited-edition T-shirts—and for an exclusive engagement this week, organic indie skincare lines out of Brooklyn. Colette has always been ahead of the curve in the collaboration department, too, hooking up with everyone from haute houses like Burberry and Hermès to Reebok and graffiti artist Kaws. Since style seekers worldwide have come to rely on Andelman’s discerning eye when in Paris, we asked her to reveal a few of her personal favorite destinations for facials, manicures, workouts—and sushi—as the fashion tribe touches down in the City of Light.—Fiorella Valdesolo
The Super Stylist: David Mallett
“The salon looks like an apartment but with beautiful animals looking at you while you get your hair cut. And his own shampoo and hair serum are fabulous; they really help to make hair soft and shiny.”
14 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 01-40-20-00-23, www.david-mallett.com.
The Skin Savior: Joelle Ciocco
“I am such a fan of her facials and her products. She is very, very talented and no one knows how to treat your skin better. Unfortunately, I don’t find the time to go there, but I love to use her products at home.”
8 Place de la Madeleine, 01-42-60-58-80, www.joelle-ciocco.com.
The Signature Scent: Byredo
“I love the brand and the one that I always wear is the Mister Marvelous fragrance.”
Available at www.byredo.com.
The Product Panacea: Chenot
“It’s more of a real cure than a spa in Italy, and they also launched a really efficient line of skincare products that we have been selling for a few months.”
For more information, visit www.henrichenot.com and www.colette.fr.
The Tipping Point: Uslu Airlines
“My favorite is the last collaboration with Ambush; so nice!”
About $28.50, available at www.colette.fr.
The Sweet Treat: Le Water Bar at Colette
“I go there for the cheesecake made by Jean-Paul Hevin.”
213 Rue Saint-Honoré, 01-53-35-33-93.
The Regular Restaurant: Kunitoraya 2
“I love the atmosphere of the place—and the onigiris.”
5 Rue Villedo, 01-47-03-07-74, www.kunitoraya.com.
The Fitness Routine: Jean-Michel Lamarque
“I regularly see a trainer named Jean-Michele who is the fitness coach at Hotel Costes. We even did a Bootcamp with him at Colette!”
Hotel Costes, 239 Rue Saint-Honoré, 01-42-44-50-00, www.hotelcostes.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Colette