A month after opening her newest project, The Field House, Nicole Miller announced today that she will close Birgitta, the women's shop located on the second floor of Miller's Blackbird boutique since last year. The space will instead by converted into a private personal shopping studio which could be used as a pop-up-shop space.
A press release sent to Blackbird customers today said a small selection of women's brands will be integrated into the main floor at Blackbird and the new store, The Field House.
More from the release:
Almost one year ago Blackbird decided to diversify and broaden its reach in the Seattle retail market. Blackbird had been selling menswear to women and also had a successful ongoing women's rack in Blackbird. Women's clothing seemed to be the natural next step. After almost a year, it was realized that the other Blackbird businesses were more successful and took far less effort. Miller also said in her statement: "Closing Birgitta is not easy, but we think people will be excited about our new projects to come."
Of course, in the world of a retail, where there's a closure, a sale usually follows. Head to Blackbird this Sunday and Monday for the Big Birgitta Clearance sale for 40 to 80 percent off of clothes from Karen Walker, Helmut Lang, Harputs Own, Harvey Faircloth, Mono, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Blank, Ladyboy, Repetto, Cosmic Wonder, Deadly Ponies, Patrick Stephan, RVCA, Obey, Tslay, Clu, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Dace, Fremont, Woolrich John Rich & Bros. and lots of vintage.
Birgitta at Blackbird, 10 22nd Avenue Northwest. Sale is this Sunday, December 13 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Monday, December 14 (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
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