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Little LES boutique Clarabella has always been a one-woman show; owner Erin Whelan oversees the shop, selects the merchandise (including a killer shoe collection), and documents the experience on her warm, personal store blog. But running a store by yourself can be exhausting, and Whelan has started to feel the call of her hometown of Portland, Maine, so at the end of August Clarabella will call it a day. Whelan will keep her online store running, but she doesn't want to cart her entire shoe collection up north, so she's planning a massive sale for the week of August 24th. Look for labels like Tashkent, Devotte, and Farylrobin at prices that top out at $100, but mostly hover between $10 and $50.
· ClarabellaNYC [Official Site]