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Remember when Cadeau, the maternity store on Melrose, shut down this summer? Turns out that was just one wobbly piece in the giant, collapsing Jenga puzzle of parenting brand Babystyle. The company had been in trouble for a while: It filed for bankruptcy almost exactly a year ago, though it was rescued by Right Start, which purchased it last summer. Then, in January, Right Start went out of business itself, leaving local parents bereft. Said parents have taken to emailing us—we've gotten multiple tips, rants, and complaints about the death of the company, revealing (at least anecdotally) how much it will be missed. Of course, the same usual not-quite-adequate silver lining applies here as in most recession stories: LA's four Babystyles stores have put all their merchandise on sale, with savings of up to 40%.
· Discontinued: Cadeau on Melrose [Racked]
· Full Stop? Right Start To Close, Taking BabyStyle & Tiny Ride With It [Daddytypes]
· Babystyle [Official Site]