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Major kudos go out to Kitson's staff, who've somehow maintained an unusually high level of helpfulness despite the fact that they'll be jobless before January ends. We stopped by the Melrose and Robertson shops last night to find still-chipper employees and a little under half the inventory from our previous visit remaining.
As mentioned, the trendy LA retailer rolled out deeper discounts, which was announced via their email list yesterday. Most of the goods are 50% off, including apparel, jewelry, accessories, and books; bags are now 60% off; and denim and stationery are 70% off. Clearance items are also an additional 70% off the lowest price, meaning that Skingraft jacket is now down to $292.95.
The Melrose store is heavy on graphic hoodies, sweaters, and basics, along with Kitson-branded tees ($2 a pop!), coin purses, makeup bags, tote bags, and more soon-to-be LA memorabilia. There's also a better selection of men's clothing, but sizing runs the gamut. Most of the kids clothing (which includes merch from the standalone Robertson shop) has been moved downstairs, and there's still plenty of apparel, accessories, books, and toys (especially for Frozen-obsessed tots) for stylish little ones. We spotted a couple dozen handbags still left, including a few of those Botkier backpacks (now $119.20, originally $298).
The men's store merch has relocated to the Studio location (142 N. Robertson Blvd.), and we found a much better selection of womenswear over at the standalone Robertson shop. There's bountiful stock of boho labels like Flynn Skye and Show Me Your Mumu at this location (there's also plenty over at Melrose), along with outerwear by American Retro and Paul Smith. About a quarter of the handbag section and beauty/apothecary sections remain, and there's still a good helping of hats, sunnies, iPhone cases, and random accessories on the shelves.
On top of inventory, the stores are selling off all of the merchandise cases and fixtures (including upcycled flea market finds), which are going for $30 to $150 and up. See more of the merch and pricing in the gallery above, and feel free to share your fondest Kitson memories in the comments.
Update 1/8: More details on inventory and fixtures pricing has been added.