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Are the cheap steals at the Monika Chiang sample sale proof of rough times? "...Chiang has denied longstanding rumors that her label is kaput, but the prices at her sale have been reported in rock-bottom...Her stores have closed, and there is no product on her website newer than Fall 2013, so if her business isn't shutting down, it is doing an awfully good imitation of one that is." [The Shophound; Sale Post]