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Jodi Arnold's Boerum Hill shop was supposed to be one of those signs that Atlantic Avenue had arrived as an upscale shopping strip, like Steven Alan and the Barneys Co-op. But now, only half a year after its July debut, the store has abruptly shuttered. As of yesterday, the only sign of life at the shop was a notice in the window saying they would reopen December 27. And WWD reported this morning that the boutique is officially closed.
Worse, it looks like Arnold's whole company might be in trouble, prints, embellishments, and all. Arnold reps wouldn't comment, but WWD blames credit problems—a common challenge for small labels since the recession began. It's unclear what will happen to Arnold's University Place store, which is a little over a year old, but we'll probably get at least a hint of an update by next week, since the winter sample sale is scheduled to take place there starting January 12th.
· Arnold's Agenda [WWD]
· Jodi Arnold Opens Up Shop and Throws a Sale in Brooklyn [Racked NY]