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Last month, we revealed that Colette was bringing its star-beloved otherworldly gems back to Melrose Place. Parisian-Mexican designer Colette Steckel quietly debuted her "jewel box" boutique last week, adding yet another starry shopping haunt to the luxury stretch.
Landing at the end of the alleyway surrounded by Nine Zero One, Alfred Tea Room, and Anya Hindmarch's forthcoming flagship, the compact shop offers Steckel's flora and fauna-inspired fine adornments set in 18k gold and diamonds. As Steckel tells LA Times, the 344-square-foot space "exclusive, over-the-top, one-of-a-kind pieces," from rose earring studs ($1950) to sparrow cuff bracelets ($10,680) and a constellation-inspired handpiece ($13,660) to antler crowns dripping with gems ($46,000).
Colette is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm; closed Sunday.