Sunday, November 16, 2014

Naartjie is Closing it's Doors to the US

This will be Naartjie's last Black Friday in the USA! I am completely stunned to learn that not one, but all stores in the United States and website will be closing by the end of the year, if not sooner. You may not know how to pronounce the name Naartjie, but you know the clothing when you see it. It's bohemian, comfort style with a mix match of patterns and a flare that is hard to miss. It's a great time to stock up on the clothes and take advantage of up to 50% discounts the merchandise.

I was told by a sales person at the Topanga Mall, Woodland Hills that they are just as shocked about the closure as we are. It all happened very rapidly. The company went into talk about what was to be done and it was quickly agreed that Great American Group (financing service) would open up the company to major discounts and liquidate of all it's 56 US store and website.

It was only in 2001 that Naartjie made it's way to the U.S after being founded in Cape Town, South Africa. Naartjie is like one of those cult movie favorites not big in number at the box office, but huge in fans. There are Facebook pages devoted to it's fashion and some specifically for swapping Naartjie clothes. Therefore, I am taken back to learn that all the stores will be closing.

Stock up on your favorite styles, but be a smart shopper! Know your options. The best discount are online with up to 50% off. The flip side to that is that they didn't have a wide selection of items, but dollar wise it has the best deals. Now the stores still have a good selection and still have the holiday collection to come, if they aren't in stores now. The discounts are not as great as the online prices with a range of  20% to 30% off, but they have a larger selection. So, keep your eyes on the sales. As the stores come closer to an end so will the big discounts. Do keep in mind that once an item is gone that is the end of that stock. They will be here on Black Friday, but there is no guarantee that they will be here for the Christmas sales. So, lets prepare ourselves to saying goodbye to Naartjie Kids.