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This is insane: Kitson, the legendary LA boutique known for celebrity sightings, movie cameos, quirky in-store events, and all Brian Lichtenberg everything, has announced that its in the process of closing its 17 locations across the United States. In addition to shuttering all California, Oregon, and Nevada boutiques, Kitson's online store is also going away, and the site has already been stripped of its merchandise.
Although the retailer has yet to disclose the exact reason for this sudden move (we reached out for comment), we have a feeling that its recent beef with LAX and Mayor Eric Garcetti may have created friction.
Per an official release, Kitson's chief restructuring officer James Wong reveals that the company is "in discussions with interested parties to attempt to effectuate a transaction that preserves the iconic brand that loyal consumers have come to love and respect," so we'll see how that pans out.
Firms Gordon Brothers Group and Hilco Merchant Resources have been tapped to launch store closing sales at all retail locations as of this week. See below for blowout details and be sure to say farewell while you're there.