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Say it ain't so: after 13 years in LA, Los Feliz mainstay Una Mae will be closing its contemporary- and vintage-filled doors for good on January 30th. Owner Karen Prendergast tells us that her famed boutique is currently hosting a closing sales, offering 35% off on all items, including store fixtures. Here's her exclusive message to Racked readers:
I opened the first Una Mae's in Chicago with two partners in 1998 and then came to LA and opened here in 2002 alone. I feel so fortunate to have been profitable for all this time and I'll always love what both shops have become. But I need to catch a breath, take a much needed extended break, and look hard at a few opportunities that have been presented to me over the past year.
I'd also like to have more time to explore some new ways that small business can operate among the omnipresent monster that is Amazon and still be relevant and profitable.
At this point I'm going on hiatus, going to delve into my love for interior and landscape design and see where that takes me.
Happy New Year and I hope 2016 is good to you,
*Tear. Stop by Una Mae now through the end of the month to give Karen and her team a proper farewell.