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While aisle-bound Eastsiders will soon enjoy BRIDE's expanded gown haven, soon-to-be-wed Westsiders must say "au revoir" to a beloved Art Nouveau dress mecca. After nearly 40 years of dressing antique aficionados and period movie sets (Titanic, Seabiscuit, The Little Princess and more) alike, legendary Santa Monica frock shop Paris 1900 is closing this month.
As Santa Monica Daily Press notes, store owner Susan Lieberman is retiring and shuttering her beloved boutique, known for its turn-of-the-19th-century wooden façade. The shop's currently unloading its entire inventory of decadent dresses and home linens from decades past, including lacy Edwardian blouses, lingerie, girls' clothing, embroidered table cloths and more. Per staff, the Paris 1900's last day is next Saturday, August 16, but fans of Lieberman's unique eye for vintage treasures can still visit her other cool curiosities-filled prop shop, Jadis, which will remain open.
· Paris 1900 [Official Site]
· Indie Wedding Shop BRIDE Bustles Into a Bigger Space This Week [Racked]