NEW YORK — After 19 years, Cynthia O’Connor + Company, themultiline showroom, is shuttering its doors next month.
“Thisis not a business model that I am willing to reinvest in,” founderCynthia O’Connor told WWD. “Several of my largest vendors have exitedthe showroom due to buyouts by large corporations which forced me toreevaluate. Between these exits and some very large outstanding paymentsdue to my company, we have decided to close the doors.”
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