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P.Valentine boutique officially announces the first annual "City’s Most Loved Designer Competition"

January 17, 2008

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P. Valentine officially prepares for their annual 29 Days of Valentine Campaign’s this February. In the spirit of Project Runway and a pursuit for new design talent, P.Valentine in conjunction with IconStyle Inc. launches its first annual “City’s Most Loved Designer” competition. Online submission begin Wednesday January 16, 2008.

CITY’S MOST LOVED DESIGNER COMPETITION:
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CMLD is a once-yearly fashion exhibit that showcases up to 8 emerging designers up to 4 accessories designers in standing window installations. The show takes place February 27, 2008.

Designers are chosen for the show based on submission through IconStyleinc.com and selected by some of Atlanta’s most noteworthy fashion, academia & media professionals in the market. P.Valentine requires that showcase designers have assembled their own collections and have shipped and sold at least one collection to at least one boutique or store. The shows are for designers who otherwise do not have the logistical or economic resources to mount their own professionally produced exposure event at this point in their career.

The winner of the competition will receive a signature window display and selling opportunity through P.Valentine boutique, marketing support from IconStyle Inc., a profile in BrownFashionista.com, an interview on Clutch Magazine TV, and an installation mixer privy to Atlanta’s most fashion forward individuals.

To Register as a Designer visit: www.iconstyleinc.com

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KNITCH BOUTIQUE CLOSED !!!

January 8, 2008

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Photos via Ben Rose

Again, you will not see this one on anyone else site, but yes we have been looking for the swirling details of the surprise closing of one of Atlanta’s top swanky boutiques’…”KNITCH”. KNITCH is quartered in the cosmo-chic shopping district of Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta,Ga.

The details has said that the boutique could not with-stand the tough ‘yo-yo(un & down) economy’; therefore they were forced to closed their doors immediately.

The boutique is famous for the investors that were the face of the boutique (Sho’Nuff Records-Jazzy Pha & Lifestyle specialist Ryan Glover) .

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Desperately enough, we all feel for the sudden (IMMEDIATE) closing because of the shifty economy that has taken a turn for the worst. We begin to ask ourselves, Can any of these boutiques in Atlanta sustain themselves financially? If the boutiques are not getting robbed they seem to not attract the right patronage (customers)!

Where is the love for the saavy business owner? Has it come to a complete STOP? Has it become non-existent for an upscale boutique in Atlanta to survive? Is Atlanta truly Black Hollywood? I guess Atlanta needs to hold off on those plans for an Atlanta-style RODEO-DRIVE!