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Discontinued: Kira Plastinina Exiting Fifth Avenue

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Sign outside the store on Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street

It was announced this morning that Kira Plastinina, the Russian teenage "designer" and retail mogul, will be closing most (if not all) her US stores due to the poor economy. What's amazing about this is that the paint's barely dried on most of them. It was only last January that the first whisperings about a Kira Plastinina invasion began, and her first US store at 594 Broadway in Soho opened in May, followed by two more locations uptown. And now, it looks like the entire chain will soon be one hot pink, tacky memory. What a spectacular, boom-times-driven flame out.
· Discontinued: Kira Plastinina [Racked]
· Storecasting: Kira Adds to Her Empire [Racked]
· All Kira Plastinina Coverage [Racked]