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It's the end of an era with indie designer boutique Theodore closing up shop on Rodeo Drive. The last independent boutique on the street (though just one of nine Theodore shops in Southern California) is moving to a 4,000-square-foot space on Camden Drive in a few weeks. The LA Times reports that one of the reasons why owner Herbie Fink is changing locales has to do with how humdrum Rodeo has become: ""the street is boring now... It's all Pucci-Gucci. It got too expensive, it's too corporate—you could say all of that." [LAT]