Luella Bartley is in major trouble. On Tuesday, Club 21, the brand's global licensee and distributor, walked away from almost seven year relationship and the label ceased its trading.
Club 21's subsidiary, VSQ Ltd., issued a statement saying that it had "taken the decision not to invest further in its relationship with Luella Bartley Ltd." It further continued that because of the unexpected closure last month from a key producer, Carla Carini, the company was unable to fill upcoming spring orders that had just been seen at the London Fashion Week in September.
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Also, for the past six months, industry sources say that Bartley had been restructuring the business and made a small indication that a part with Club 21 could be forthcoming.