Thank you for another great year!

All the Cosette Team is wishing you a Happy New Year – and a Happy Lunar Year.

Let us just start by saying: “Thank you for another great year!”

In 2020 we look forward to continuing to bring you the most coveted fashion items, from bags, sunglasses, small leather goods or ready-to-wear – still at the best price.

While we will continue to offer you the all-time best-sellers like Saint Laurent Sac de jour or the Gucci Marmont, to name a few, we have bags full of new surprises and we’re so excited to show you what’s coming!

But for now, let’s highlight our favourite events of 2019

We opened a Pop-Up store in Martin Place to make it even easier to shop that it-bag to compliment any wardrobe or occasion for any season.

We became the Official Eyewear Outlet for the Safilo Group which gives us (and you) access to the latest season releases of Dior, Fendi and Givenchy Sunglasses (with the best price guarantee) 

As part of our most recent ready-to-wear selection, we also brought you the newest See By Chloé for the first time at Cosette –  mixing classic aesthetics with modern floral prints. 

Duty & Tax Free Shopping – Cosette The Rocks (DFS)

Our Flagship store in The Rocks now offers Duty Free Shopping! We are now officially accredited as one of only 4 Duty-Free off-airport stores in NSW – providing visiting customers an even greater shopping experience. 

Just arrived: our own little Cosette #cosettegirls branded cotton tote bags you can use and reuse for your next purchases or simply rock with a casual look or at the beach -so we are always with you in the best moments!

We partnered with various stylists, influencers, and celebrities to perfect their red carpet looks or other important key events to attend with our bags collection so they could share it and inspire you for your own personal events, night outs or celebration parties. 

On a more creative side: Our first Cosette SS20 photoshoot campaign was a massive success with model Renee Murden photographed by talented Ren Pidgeon from DLM Australia agency with H&MU perfected by Helen Samaryan. It definitely reinforced our branding, but more importantly our connection with you all. 

The launch of our #CosetteGirls hashtag stands for: the effortless style of the Australian fashionista rocking a Parisian elegance. It unquestionably brought us closer to you. 

Still with the hashtags: Our #CosetteChristmas, last event of the year hosted in our flagship store in Sydney. We celebrated in music -and in style- with Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Santa Vittoria water, Petaluma wines, The Blonde Butler macarons, Hermetica flower wall, all presented together by our lovely Portobello PR.

Finally, we have widened our range of brands we carry, carefully selected by our picky but always on-trend buyers following or based on all of your personal requests.

We also have a whole new selection of basics/timeless Ready-To-Wear made from the finest materials that will be dropped and available in our stores in the coming months! So stay tuned. But Shhhh! It’s a secret…

As you can see, you can trust that for 2020 we are aiming for more, for better, and we will do everything to make your wishlist dreams come true! 

Cheers to a new decade! All in style, Cosette style.

Shop at COSETTE this Christmas

Renée Murden photographed by Ren Pidgeon

Wishing you a Very Cosette Christmas!

It’s been a pleasure bringing you the best fashion finds and help you celebrate a wonderful Christmas.

To wrap up in style we’ve been hard at work to get those dream-list gifts to you, in time, to hide under the Christmas tree. 

We love the Christmas spirit, and we celebrate it in the French way – all the way. Abundance of colour, gold, glitter, friends & family, food (and drinks) and of course, Gifts. 

Cosette Christmas – Photo Credits by Myles Kalus @photomyles

We can’t stop dreaming of these it-bags: Our dream-wish list of Gifts

Mood: Casual –  anything Balenciaga

Mood: Casual & classic – Gucci

Mood: Elevate my mood (and outfit) Saint Laurent. The ultimate synonym of elegance and sophistication and perfect for New Year’s celebrations. Those ‘Kate bags.

Mood: Plan that well-deserved holiday or quick escape – New in store Balenciaga  (medium sized totes makes the perfect travel companion)

Mood: Get lucky: Be in the know and look out for our back-in-store most-wanted Gucci bestsellers. Limited Stock – So Be Quick!

Anyway you could have guessed by now that we have a wish-list for all occasions. If you need help with compiling yours or a next purchase or your new fashionable best-friend find, we are here to help! Our Flagship store at The Rocks is open everyday (except on the 25th). Come visit us in store and treat yourself.

Wishing you a merry Christmas, from all of us at Cosette.

Gucci Mini GG Marmont White

Why we love Saint Laurent (and why you do too)

At Cosette, we have noticed that not one of our customers have ever said ‘I don’t like Saint Laurent’. When asked about the French Maison de Luxe, our clients all use the same words to describe it: timeless, iconic and chic. In French we would say ‘Intemporel’.

Every good bag connoisseur can name at least a few Saint Laurent bags – Kate, Sunset, Sac de Jour, Vicky, Loulou to name a few… and any bag lover can recognise a Saint Laurent bag within others.

 Whether you’re looking for a work-, day-, travel-, casual- or evening bag, Saint Laurent plays with a variety of neutral and timeless colours -proper to the brand and chooses within different types of fabrics or leathers such as smooth, grained, shiny, patent, soft or grain de poudre to suit every style but still honouring their original and proper branding with its unique topstitching signature and quilting details, signature black aesthetic, and metallic YSL logo hardware. 

Indeed, Saint Laurent is never too over-the-top, nor it is too discreet. Like any recipe for success overtime, everything is based on the right dosage. Thus, it is the right combination of hardware, fine leather and topstitches that makes the Maison so unique and an all-time favourite within us all Amoureux de la mode.

Renowned for its audace, its famous rock’n’roll with-a-twist touch and perfecting everything by adding some boyish shapes, La Maison Saint Laurent is in a never-ending process of reinventing its classics and turning them into it-bags. Is the secret hidden in its simplicity or extravagance? The House’s ability to always twisting 1980’s inspired shapes with modern aesthetics is probably why it never ceased staying trendy decades after decades by Monsieur Saint-Laurent’s successors.

Yves Saint Laurent was the pioneer in using exotic skins and leathers in his design process, but the secret was also hidden in his individuality in using innovative materials. Patrick Mauries, author of the book Yves Saint Laurent accessories says:

“Metal chains, which Saint Laurent had often used in his early years for necklaces and belts, were repurposed to serve as shoulder straps. Processes and techniques were adapted to achieve whatever the current theme demanded: leather could be studded (on both shoulder straps and the body of a bag), perforated, cut, pierced (allowing one colour to show through another), laced (rather than stitched), dotted with cabochons made of resin, or pieced together from lozenge-shaped sections or other patchwork.”. 

@paigecraswell featuring the Saint Laurent Kate bag from Cosette

Yves Saint-Laurent himself was not only a man who put women into pant suits, he also was passionate about his own idea of fashion to create something that has never been done by its predecessors. His innovative mind gave birth to what we could also refer as a fashion movement making his creations reinforced over time as the creative direction was being taken over by the talented Hedi Slimane and more recently Anthony Vacarello, both possessing the strong ability to create contemporary reincarnations of Yves’s creations.

While the work behind every Saint Laurent bag goes way back, there is no doubt the Saint-Laurent Fashion House will keep surprising us with its unconventional yet so-lovable bags creations. In addition, there is no doubt we will keep admiring their collections as the designers pass on the torch, and we will keep doing our best to provide you with all of your favourite and iconic Saint-Laurent Staple pieces.

Head to our website TODAY to shop all the latest arrivals and make a purchase that is in the continuity of a great French Fashion House history.

Until next time/A bientôt!

Xxx

Cosette 

@jessie_khoo X Givenchy

Spotted! Jessie Khoo aka Fashion and Sounds enjoying the warmth of Spring sun and the comfort of luxurious hotels, accompanied by her Givenchy Antigona Medium handbag from Cosette.

See more on her blog: Jersey Girl and Life of Luxury.

Jessie Khoo street style in Sydney with a Givenchy Antigona Medium Black grained leather handbag from CosetteJessie Khoo relaxing in the Primus Hotel with a Givenchy Antigona Medium Black grained leather handbag from Cosette

Vivid Sydney,

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My favourite time of year if here (after christmas of course), it’s Vivid and it’s back! There is so many beautiful and amazing light display it’s a real treat for the eye. This picture is of whats happening at Taronga Zoo. Make sureMake sure if you’re in Sydney 27 May – 18 June that you check it out, Cosette xx