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We spotted this sign on the door of Just Cavalli's Sunset Plaza boutique yesterday, apparently explaining why all the windows are papered over and the doors are locked. But wait! Wasn't Just Cavalli's big runway show canceled in February due to a rift between Roberto Cavalli and the brand's licensing company—the one that's currently crawling out of bankruptcy? Sure, the designer recently told WWD the two have made amends and Just Cavalli's US sales are strong, but he still dotingly calls it a "child recovering from illness". Maybe it's just us, but if our kid was in bed with the flu, we'd probably refrain from sending him off for a facelift.
UPDATE: Speak of the devil: Cavalli just announced he'll be selling his stake in the company after all. What that means for the LA boutique is yet to be determined.
· Cavalli Rethinks Sale of Stake Again [WWD, sub. required]
· Just Cavalli Womenswear Show Cancelled [Reuters]
· After Three Years of Speculation, Roberto Cavalli Finally Sells Minority Stake [Fashionologie]