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One of the Eastside's most beloved indie boutiques is shuttering very soon. Echo Park Independent Co-op, also known simply as E.P.I.C., is set to close its doors next Saturday, December 14th. Going out with a bang, they recently announced that they're set to host a closing party that night.
Known for supporting local, up-and-coming designers like Dear Creatures, Popomomo and Bohemian Society, E.P.I.C. opened in 2013 and swiftly caught the eye of top tastemakers like School of Style director Lauren Messiah. Since we all have questions regarding the sudden shutter, below is an exclusive message from the shop's co-owner, Rhianon Jones.
I am actually making a movie with some of the other people who worked at the store, so we are all basically moving on to other projects. Our lease was almost up anyway. Nothing sinister! :) We might do a different incarnation of it this spring, with a focus more on sustainable clothing, probably starting out just online. Thanks for your support, and please come to the closing party, Sat. the 14th at 8!
There you have it. Before E.P.I.C.'s last hurrah, stop by the store ASAP to take advantage of their 20-80% off sale.
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