Monday, January 26, 2009

Shabby Chic Closing?!

I entered the Shabby Chic store in Natick , Massachusetts today - and it was practically empty. Everything in the store was 50% percent off !

Shabby Chic Website
As you can guess most items were already gone. The women working said it was not confirmed but they may have to close their doors. They were not allowed to take orders and were advising customers that if they wanted to order something they should do it online.

Shabby Chic Website
They would not confirm, but suggested that some of the other stores across the country may be closing in the future. We hope not, as Shabby Chic is such an inspiration!  
Another bad sign of the state of our economy.

Shabby Chic Website
I did happen to pick up some really wonderful pillows, though!

18 comments:

  1. wow, that's a bit of a shocker, but not totally surprising, unfortunately!

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  2. Several furniture and decor stores are closing here in Calgary, which is a wealthy oil and gas town (like Houston, say). It is affecting everyone and people aren't spending like they did!

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  3. Oh no Terri!!! So do you think the online stores will remain open??

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  4. That is sad news, but I have faith that Rachel and her Shabby Chic style will make it through this tough time.

    xo
    Brooke

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  5. Beautiful pictures, but always sad when something is closing down!
    I love the shabby chic style and simly adored the photo showing the magnificent table and chairs!
    Good for you there were nice pillows left!

    Love from Sweden!

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  6. I agree, Brooke! Rachel's Shabby Chic is an inspiration for many and such wonderful, high quality products. Unfortunately, the new mall, The Natick Collection, is filled with high end retailers that are not meeting sales expectations. I imagine we will see many other retailers leaving that mall.

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  7. It is a shame if this is true. Unfortunately her prices are just so high she only really caters to one class of people. Many of us are inspired by her and try to emulate her work with our own finds as opposed to buying from her directly.

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  8. Sheesh ... I wonder if there will be more closures or if this is the worst of it?

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  9. I hope they don't close. They really fill a niche in the market and have some lovely products. Thanks for the heads-up.

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  10. Oh sugar. No wonder they can't process my upholstered headboard order. Its been 4 weeks on hold. Ahhhhh.....

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  11. What a shame...i am glad you picked up some goodies though. Mel xxx

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  12. What a beautiful site you have! Thanks for visiting! I am so sad to hear about SC closing!

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  13. What beautiful pillows,Love your site.Hugs Marie Antionette

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  14. Love those church benches and those pillows, well they speak for themselves.

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  15. Rachel changed the world of decorating forever for all of us. She just got to big........ She owes almost $30 million to creditors. Super sad.

    deb
    www.relics.typepad.com

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  16. It is sad, but it was great while it lasted. Everything was always such great quality!

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