If you can't escape to sunnier climes this summer, then take heart in the prospect that Shoreditch's KK Outlet will bring the mountain to the proverbially named bear from tomorrow, by transplanting Paris' legendarily cult store Colette to the 'ditch in a grown up, commercial version of the kind of foreign exchange you may have been on as a teenager.
Less cultural embarrassment and more limited edition products, books, music, fold up bikes and artistic collaborations with graphic artists Monsieur Andre and Darcel are promised, whilst KesselsKramer flits off to Paris to show them just what the Hoxton's finest can offer.
With only limited stock available for each of these products you never knew you needed (never mind wanted), competition is likely to be fierce. Better get down there faster than you can ask "Ou est la swimming pool?", Hermes Birkins at the ready...
Until 28th August in London, 6th-31st July in Paris