After a year-long run at 8654 Melrose Avenue across from the Pacific Design Center, boutique owner and longtime fashion vet Gale Parker has decided to close her shop, Clothespin on December 23, but will be continuing the Clothespin Collection (gorgeous dresses, blouses, and skirts made from vintage rayon and antique beads, buttons, and lace), which will begin wholesaling under a new namesake label “Gale Parker” in February 2011. Parker also has plans to open a namesake flagship, location TBD. A big sale will commence November 22 with prices up to 60% off… (More deets and a biography to come after the jump.)
As far as the sale, the Clothespin Collection will be 30%-60% off, belt and boots 25%-35% off, bags and scarves 40% off, vintage clothing 50% off, vintage jewelry 30%-50% off, and much, much more. Store hours are Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, and Sun 12pm-5pm.
Parker is also collaborating with fashion journalist Victoria Namkung on a biography chronicling her life as a muse for YSL and Valentino, Vogue editor, designer for Ralph Lauren and Halston, and friendship with Andy Warhol.
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