Thursday, 7 July 2011

Sad to announce...

That Notorious Kitsch will be closing it's internet doors in the next few months, a victim of recession and banks grrrrrr!

It's kind of a sad day but also a relief in a way. This recession has been tough on the best of them, whoever thought Habitat would go out of business, or good old Woolworths.

Anyway it's time, sad but true. It's not immediate, we need to sell the stock we have to pay back the debt we have as a business. It's really hard to run something and build it for a few years for it all to just go horribly wrong, but people aren't spending anywhere like they were and we can't live on air alone!

So I'm a bit sad but now have tons to do :o(

Here's me in happier times on my stall when I was actually making some money, oh and drinking ha ha!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Fiona, i'm sad for the bad news. I send you all my wishes to found a great solution.

You look adorable both.

Kisses.

Ollie.

(Big Mama)

Missy Vintage said...

Ah I very sorry to read this, onwards and upwards x

Tasha said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope the closing of one door opens many more for you!

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Oh no, that's to bad. It is tough out there and people aren't spending like they use to...I being one of them. Hopefully your business adventure hasn't put you to far into a hole and that things perk up for you soon!

All the best,
MaryD

Patricia Lynn said...

I'm very sorry. It is tough in this economy to make ends meet under the best of circumstances. Hopefully something promising will come your way soon.

Ivy Black said...

Hi Fiona...that is bad news. It is so tough out there right now and as you say, who would have thought these big, old established names would have gone? I'm with Tasha and hope that as one door closes, another will open.
xxxx

Coedith said...

So sorry to hear that. We feel the economies pinch too, it's scary. I hope you are able to clear out lots and pay off some bills in the next couple of months.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

awww sorry to hear it, BUT, a smart business person knows when one business has played itself out. Think of a new business that people want/need during this recession.

Just one example. I had a crew come in and chop down the backyard. It got out of control. I asked the guy if times were tough for him, because so many homes were foreclosed, I imagined there were less people wanting yard services.

To my surprise he answered: "No, we're doing better than ever. We also haul off junk from those yards where people had to move out, and clean up landscapes for resale, so business has never been better."

Think outside the box, think about what the needs of people are now. :)

Living Vintage said...

Fiona I am so sorry to hear that my heart goes out you and your husband. It is so tough to be self employed these days (as my husband and I are finding out with his new self owned barber shop).
Best wishes to you for moving on to new ventures and such.

Miss Magpie said...

How sad, it seems to be one thing after another at the moment.
Best Wishes for whatever you decide to do next.

Jennie said...

I'm so sorry, I know just how tough this decision will have been for you to make, but things will work out in the end. Sending you happy thoughts, Jennie xx

La Dama said...

So sorry amor, I'm sure another door will open for you huni."Things happen for a reason."

Kim Bombshell said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! I liked your stall, but like so many others, I didn't have much money to shop when I was at the Rave.

I know with your brain and your attitude that you will find another business or career that suits you and pays the bills.

Big hug and kisses xxx

LandGirl1980 said...

A sad day indeed :( But i know that relief when it comes to closing a business. It is hard - work wise and emotionally - but OH!! When its done - there is nowt like it. You will walk taller without all that weight on your shoulders.

delia hornbook said...

I am so very sorry to read your post. But as each door closes another door opens. Keep smiling, something special will be waiting round the corner for you i am sure. dee x

Perdita said...

That's a shame to hear. But I am sure you'll find new opportunities and things will look up soon! Thoughts and prayers with you. :)

art deco dame said...

So sorry to hear this =(

Debi said...

Sorry to hear this! sending lots of good thoughts for the opening of many other doors!

Roxie Roulette said...

Sorry to hear about this :( Good luck in every venture for the future, fiona!

Alix said...

I'm really sorry to read this, when I've only just discovered Notorious Kitsch, you and Paul! However, I know you're a very positive pair so I am sure that things will work out for the best, and I trust you will still be at The Maltings.
Hugs
x

Penny Dreadful said...

Big hugs to you, it is a stinker but I am sure you will love your new work with Miss L Fire xx

Tara said...

I am so sorry to hear about your business closing, Fiona. In late 1999/early 2000, my husband's company had to file for bankruptcy to due the techno-bubble bursting and due to shady partners. It was very hard on us emotionally and financially but we eventually recovered. My husband started a new business in 2003 and it has been doing well. Granted, there have been ups and downs but overall, things worked out. I hope things will work out for you too. I also hope that your work with Miss L Fire will be good for you. I know from experience that staying busy helps a lot.

Eartha Kitsch said...

I'm sorry to hear that. People are definitely buying less -myself included. I can tell a huge difference. I think that good selling days will come back around again so if you want to do it again in the future, I know you'll be able to.

Bella VonBluebell said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. I'm certain you will find a new grand venture to keep some money rolling in. Good luck to you both x

phenolicfanatic said...

hi fiona
what a heartbreaking decision but thought atomic ranch´s advice was well said- a smart person knows a good business idea when they see it- a smarter one knows when its time to move on. As hard as I can only begin to imagine things are for you both I applaud you in your courage to take action sooner rather than later. Thinking of you both. michele xx

Zootsuitmama said...

AAAHHH, I remember that feeling, when I closed my shop. It's hard to imagine someone wouldn't want all our cool stuff, but you are right! Times are tough. You'll miss it, but like everyone's saying, you'll be fine ..

Miss Matilda said...

I am very sad Fiona and I have placed a small order and hope this helps in a small way xx

Tallulah May Vintage Socialite. said...

so sorry,companys like your put the Great into Great Britain.

RedlegsinSoho said...

I am sorry to hear this, but hopefully the future will provide better and greater opportunities, we are all treading water at the mo I think. xx

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