LF store closes in Westport

LF store in downtown Westport closed on Sept. 2nd, 2019.

Photo by Maria Krug '22

LF store in downtown Westport closed on Sept. 2nd, 2019.

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer

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LF, a clothing store in downtown Westport, closed to become an online store on Sept. 2. All LF stores around the US are being closed and the brand is making a shift into website purchase only.

After being in Westport for 15 years, the closing of the store came as a shock to many in the Westport Community. Though some people liked the store, the brand is known for being messy and having high prices that didn’t match the quality of the clothes being sold.

Each season, the brand underwent a major sale with prices ranging from 70% to 80% off an entire collection. These events made the store chaotic and messy, according to customers.

“It was very messy making it very stressful to find clothes your size the prices were super expensive,” Layla Bloomindgale ’22 said. “The employees kind of pushed you to buy stuff when you don’t really want to buy anything.”
Basha Perkins ’23, a frequent customer at LF, has done some modeling for the brand and explains her mixed feelings towards the closing of the store.

“I feel like better stores could be there, but I personally never felt any pressure in the store,” Perkins said. “I always thought it was a fun thing when employees came up to me and everyone was nice.”

Although the clothes were overpriced… the whole purpose of the store was to give an experience of styling”

— Emerson Kobak ’18


Emerson Kobak ’18, a Staples graduate, began working at LF in 2017. Kobak had always loved fashion and wanted to work as a stylist of some sort which is what led her to take the job. “Although the clothes were overpriced,” Kobak said, “the whole purpose of the store was to give an experience of styling.”

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