Monday, December 29, 2008

Bye, Tracey. (sniff)

"An end of an era has come, as I will be closing my store by the end of 2008. Thank you for all your love and support throughout the years, and I look forward to our paths crossing again. Love and blessings, Tracey."

This is not just another glitterati emporium biting the dust, this is Tracey Ross. Tracey, and her eponymous boutique, is an original. Tracey is known for discovering new talent---no, making new talent. The boutique is an Incubator of It, as I wrote in toutie in 2005:

"Trends start at Sunset. At the west end of Hollywood's most storied boulevard is an L.A. landmark where stars are born: Chloe, D Squared, Stella McCartney, Sass & Bide...all found fame at the Tracey Ross Boutique. Tracey scours the globe for the chic and unique, making this the place to shop for what's going-to-be hot. Visit her website for a taste of the Tracey Ross Experience---you won't get the celebrities lounging on daybeds, but you will get sublime style."

And now, going, going.... Another victim of the economy, as Tracey herself says in this Los Angeles Times post. (Same article cheekily asks if "Kitson is next." I'll have to tell you my Kitson story in another post...)

Say goodbye and save 50% on selected items. Also, check out Tracey's farewell.

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