On Dec. 24 I reported that Tracey Ross, the L.A. boutique owner who has been a fashion fixture in the city for close to two decades, will close her namesake shop tonight, on New Year’s Eve.
Asked the reason for the closing, Ross told WWD, "Of course, it’s the economy."
In the headline, I had initially mused, "Is Kitson next?" But the headline was changed to "What’s next on Robertson?"
However, a remaining Google-cached page online seems to have caused confusion in the retail world. As a result, Kitson owner Fraser Ross (no relation to Tracey) is not very happy with me.
So let me set the record straight: I in no way meant to imply that Kitson, the cultural phenomenon retail store frequented by celebs such as Halle Berry, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, which has come to personify L.A. fashionista destination shopping, is in any danger of closing up shop. Or shops.
So rest easy, trendies. Kitson’s not going anywhere, and you can still get all those hyper-cool, expensive designer T-shirts, boots, accessories and denims you’ve come to love and, dare I say it, need.
Photo: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves and their precious baby exit the Kitson Boutique on Robertson. WireImage