Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Luella No More?

Luella Autumn/Winter 2009
images via style.com

News broke this morning that Luella Bartley has lost the backing of Club21 for her eponymous label and Luella has therefore stopped trading.

"This is a very disappointing situation for everyone involved with the brand," Bartley said in a statement this morning. "I very much appreciate the support that [Club 21 subsidiary] VSQ has given me, but it is upsetting not to be able to protect jobs in this difficult economic climate. I love the Luella character and hope that after we have survived this challenging time the Luella girl can have an exciting future ahead of her, whichever incarnation she takes on next. We have a number of options open to us, and are considering these over the coming months."


  1. Fashion world is mourning. Save Luella! http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2009/11/11/save-luella/

  2. That's terrible! How can Luella lose funding? It's a crime!