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Bernie Brookes on curating Colette’s comeback

Girl with long hair and lots of jewellery on a chair with a faux fur coat.
Online makes up 30 per cent of the business at Colette. Image: Supplied
Seven months after accessories chain Colette by Colette Hayman was placed into voluntary administration, an investor team headed up by former Myer CEO Bernie Brookes is hoping to give the brand a new lease of life.  Brookes will be the major shareholder and chairman of Colette by Colette Hayman, while former Myer and Woolworths executive John Skellern will serve as CEO. The brand will continue trading through 35 bricks-and-mortar stores [from 138] in Victoria, New South Wales, South Austral