As dedicated lovers of fashion, you can bet we like to shop. As much as we love the 24-7 access that the Internet provides, we always love the brick-and-mortar experience. Some shops are so good you have to be sure to pencil them in when you travel—Paris' all-things-hip emporium Colette is one of those places. If it's cool and luxe, you can bet Colette carries it (or had a hand in producing it via high-profile collab). Naturally, we love a look behind the scenes at the shop, where celebrity shoppers and influxes of amazing things to ogle are just your normal, everyday occurrences.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.