After making its brick-and-mortar debut on Melrose Avenue two years ago, Nasty Gal is shuttering both of its Los Angeles boutiques. Following U.K. retailer Boohoo's successful bid to buy the L.A.-based company for $20 million, Nasty Gal is expected to close the doors to its West Hollywood and Santa Monica stores, reports Apparel News.
The edgy brand, which was founded by Sophia Amoruso in 2006 as an online vintage store, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last fall and went up for auction February 7. (The following day, Nasty Gal sent out an eblast to its newsletter subscribers announcing that everything excluding vintage items would be 40% off.) The fashion trade pub notes that the deal will officially close at the end of the month and "brand sales will continue under the ownership of Boohoo."
No word yet on Nasty Gal's exact store closing dates; however, staff at the Santa Monica Promenade store said via phone that although nothing has been confirmed, shoppers "may want to come within the week."
Update 2/14: Per a trusted source, Nasty Gal's boutiques are expected to close Monday, February 20.
Update 2/15: email blastPer an sent this morning, everything is 50% off in stores and online.