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Marmalade isn't the only Manhattan resale shop to announce that it's getting out of the game today. Beauty Crisis, which has supplied E. 7th Street with vintage for the past seven years, will close its doors for good on July 20. Writes owner Eva Weiss:
Vintage is a tough racket now, what with Etsy and eBay and other cools sites like Market Publique, Artfire, etc. And all the great, nicely priced stuff on-line sold by these indie chicks from the mid-west and Portland (vintage capital) is hard to compete with. It is harder to find stuff cheap when people decide to sell it themselves. With the need for a continuous flow of new stock which you need to maintain the regular customer base, you end up spending and not making much margin on it.Like Marmalade, Beauty Crisis is going out with a big sale and then reappearing in a pop-up capacity this August. Starting Thursday, the shop's stock of floral and nautical dresses, animal-print tops, leather skirts, and costume jewelry goes to 80% off. And as of next month, you'll be able to find Weiss and her collection at Williamsburg's Artists & Fleas. She'll also be setting up a showroom in Long Island City sometime in the near future.
· Marmalade Vintage's Time Is Up, But It's Not Leaving Ludlow [Racked NY]
· Beauty Crisis [Official Site]