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Window Shopping Sergio Rossi back in May
After just around a year on the street, The Cut reports that we'll be saying good-bye to the Sergio Rossi boutique on Melrose Place, as a rep from the brand confirmed "that all stores in the United States will close by early 2009." The rep told the blog: "Strategically the company has decided to focus on its wholesale, which has proven to be the correct channel for the brand development and further expansion in the U.S." When asked whether this was due to the economy "as opposed to calling it a predetermined business plan," the rep responded with "no comment."
· Breaking: Sergio Rossi to Close All Stores in United States by Early 2009 [The Cut/NY Mag]