WWD - (Store Opening Feature) 7.2.21

Colette Steckel of Colette Jewelry has moved her flagship from Melrose Place to Brentwood in Los Angeles.

“Melrose was amazing until it wasn’t,” said the fine jewelry designer. The longtime L.A. resident,

who’s French and Mexican, founded her business in 1995 in Mexico City. “When the pandemic hit, we had to shut down. It was like a desert for a year, and no one was able to be there. People started to close businesses. We had to board up several times.”

Brentwood, a more residential area of the city, felt safer.

“Long story short, I found my dream place because I always wanted to be in that specific spot,” she said of the new location, which previously housed a Japanese designer and tailor, near the Brentwood Country Mart. It was in January that she noticed its availability while driving by. She closed shop in Melrose a month later and began renovations.