Clic is a photography gallery, book and interiors shop in Soho, the most recent project of Christiane Celle. Christiane has had an illustrious career in retail, and at Clic she has gathered together all her passions, displayed beautifully in a brightly lit corner space. Her former brand Calypso, expanded from one shop in St Barth’s to 34 shops throughout the US a decade later. After selling Calypso in 2007, Christiane knew she wanted something smaller and more intimate for her next venture. Christiane was raised in the French resort town of Cannes, which is where her story with shops begins. From the time she was a student she always worked in retail. Christiane moved to New York in the mid 80’s, and loved the years she spent working as a fashion stylist with Norman Parkinson, Arthur Elgort and Gilles Bensimon. She travelled to Japan and America developing product, and sourcing vintage pieces for shops in Paris. Christiane loves nature, and has always loved St Barth’s so in the early 90’s she decided to move there and open a shop. She imported product from France and designed and developed her own brand, Calypso, in India. Moving back to New York, to raise her sons, she opened Calypso shops in East Hampton and Nolita, the first of her 34 shops. After Calypso was sold Christiane decided her next shop would be on a smaller scale so she could enjoy spending more time with her family. Clic started as a curated selection of affordable photographic prints, and art books. Every two weeks the gallery changes. Customers started asking Christiane for interior design advice when purchasing the art, and so she introduced some of her favorite home products into the mix. Christiane is inspired by travel, past and present. Her trips to Italy, Kenya and Dubai, and weekends spent in the Catskills and San Francisco. The assortment of furniture and textiles that she has selected for Clic reflect her diverse influences, beautifully framed by a backdrop of stunning photographs.
255 Centre Street, New York