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It hasn't been the best week for our city's interiors stores. First, we learn from The Eastsider that vintage furniture boutique Now/Again has closed its Silver Lake outpost, which has been holding court on Sunset for "several years". The blog reports that the big move happened early this week, and that owner Dan Jordan's voicemail confirms the retail location "is now closed."
Meanwhile, on West 3rd Street, Blackburn and Sweetzer tells us that Contessa S Home, too, has departed its retail space, on a block with "no other retail or crosswalk in proximity." No confirmation on whether Contessa is moving or closing altogether, nor whether either shop closure has to do with the economy or other outside factors. Either way, we have a feeling the market for charmingly rustic end tables isn't at its strongest right now, which can't have helped matters.
· Another Sunset Boulevard Vintage Store Closes [The Eastsider]
· Shuttering Shop News—Contessa S Home Bids Adieu [B+S]