Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Maria Pinto to Close

Maria Pinto, who started her label in 1991, revealed she is closing her business operations and store in Chicago. She will be filing for bankruptcy protection this week due to "increasing economic challenges and soft buying trends at the top end of the apparel market." How sad! I was at her last presentation back in Sept and really loved a lot of the pieces! Here's Michelle Obama in one of her designs back in 2008.


WendyB said...

So unfortunate! Just goes to show you that the appearance of success is not the same as actual business success. Sigh.