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Jack Spade Atlanta To Shutter

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Jack Spade Atlanta To Shutter

Parent company to close all locations including the Westside Provisions District store.

Kate Spade & Company, Jack Spade's parent company, this week in a press release announced plans to shutter all twelve of the retailer's boutiques nationwide.

This includes the Atlanta Jack Spade store in White Provisions District, at 1170 Howell Mill Road. The Kate Spade New York store in Lenox Square (relocated from Phipps Plaza), will remain in business.

"As part of this announcement, Kate Spade & Company is absorbing key elements of Kate Spade Saturday's success into kate spade new york and discontinuing Kate Spade Saturday as a standalone business," according to the prepared statement.

"The Company also announced a new business model for Jack Spade that will enable the brand to leverage the distribution network of its retail partners and expand its eCommerce platform."

More specifics from the release:

Kate Spade Saturday's 16 company-owned and three partnered store locations will be closed in a phased approach during the first half of 2015, according to the announcement. The Kate Spade Saturday eCommerce site will remain active during this wind down phase until the label is incorporated and reintroduced into the kate spade new york brand.

The new business model will provide Jack Spade with a focused path to grow the brand with controlled investments and through expanded distribution in two channels: its strong retail partners and its growing eCommerce platform. The collection will evolve to include tailored clothing and dress furnishings, in addition to sportswear and bags, as we progress toward becoming a more complete lifestyle brand. As a result of this positioning and expanded consumer target, the Company's standalone locations are no longer as relevant, and it will close its 12 Company-owned and operated stores during the first half of 2015. The brand's retail partner and eCommerce presence will continue with no interruptions during the process.

No word on what will replace Jack Spade in West Midtown.

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Caleb J. Spivak
Caleb Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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