Sad news: on November 29th, eight-year-old stylish children's footwear staple Wee Soles will close its doors due to declined sales and new ventures. Owner Tamsin Carlson explains that the tough decision to shutter comes at a time when "most shoes can now be found online, and people are not willing to pay what a good shoe costs. This is the first year sales have declined; I am 10% down from the last four years."
While business has been less than stellar, there's more to the change. Carlson reveals that she's also started teaching modern dance—her previous profession—at The Colburn School, which is sure to occupy most of her time. "I've had a wonderful run and have had fabulous customers, many whom have become friends and offered my the privilege to watch these children grow."
Wee Soles will be missed. In other news, Carlson also reveals that a company has offered her a buyout for the space, so we'll see who nabs it next.
· Wee Soles [Official Site]
· Mapped! LA's 18 Best Shops for Stylish Kids Clothes [Racked]