Last summer, with the launch of 24 Sèvres – a multibrand online womenswear store in partnership with Paris’s LVMH-owned Le Bon Marché (the name is taken from the store’s address) – there was finally an online source for labels such as Dior and Louis Vuitton which, until then, had not had much of a presence on the web.
The latest news is that Céline has finally been added to the 24 Sèvres stable – a label that has historically been near impossible to source online. To celebrate the launch, Céline has created a small capsule collection of five exclusive pieces, which are also stunning worn together. Based on a runway look from the much-praised spring/summer show – Phoebe Philo’s swansong for the house – the pieces comprise an elegant taupe merino V-neck ribbed sweater (£670), an asymmetric pleated white wrap skirt (£1,400), a new smaller version of the classic Big Bag (£1,750) in a delicious Bordeaux shade, chunky antiqued silver hoop earrings (£365) and powder blue, lace-up lambskin dance loafers (£740).
There are other notable pieces from Philo’s final collection on there too – a canary yellow pleated asymmetric skirt (£1,400) and classics such as the Trio small bag (£690), which comes in a delicious pea green, a bubblegum pink Vertical Cabas tote (£780) or chunky tortoiseshell aviator sunglasses (£290).
The store originally launched with exclusive products from around half of its edit of 150 brands and it has a particularly Parisian point of view – this season, standouts include Isabel Marant’s cool ecru Jerena blazer (£730), sleek fedoras (£470) from Maison Michel and an elegant black pleated dress (£1,275) from Loewe. Service is also key to its success – with stylists on hand via video chat on the store’s app, shipping to more than 80 countries and an overnight delivery service available.