If you follow my blog, you know I am an Orla Kiely fan. I really like her retro designs and have recently visited her exhibition "A life in Pattern" in London where I could learn a bit more about her. Orla has thousands of products with her designs being sold over 50 countries!
Surprisingly enough, the Irish designer has ceased trading both online and at her company's three physical stores in London and Ireland.
A statement on the company's website, signed by "Orla, Dermott and the team", states that the company has gone into administration. It thanks shoppers for their ongoing support and for "embracing our brand and designs through the years."
It says the decision comes "following various challenges that have faced the company over the past few years, both in the UK and abroad."
I have been to Orla's Covent Garden Store twice over two years. It's a shame it is closed now, but I am sure that the brand will keep growing through partner retailers.
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