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Kiss'Tique to Close Los Gatos Boutique

Final day of operation will be Sunday, Jan. 27.

Kiss'Tique, the trendy fashion boutique for all ages on North Santa Cruz Avenue, is closing for good on Sunday, Jan. 27, its management has announced.

"The lease is high and the economy hasn't been good," lamented sales associate Andrea Ibarra, who said the closure means three employees will lose their jobs.

Opened at 11 No. Santa Cruz Ave. in June of 2010 by Heather Twardus, the store is now having a 60 percent sale on all merchandise hoping to clear out the space completely by the end of the week.

On its Facebook page, Twardus wrote that it was with "great regret" that she was informing her customers ceasing operations. "Thank you all for your friendship and patronage."

The boutique sold high-quality fashion at lower prices than those of comparable shops. However, that was not enough to keep it afloat.

"So many customers are really sad about it. This used to be their favorite store," Ibarra said.

Customer Kelly Thompson, 14, was perusing through the boutique's discounted clothing on Monday, while expressing her sadness with the news. "I haven't been here that often, but it's a cool store and it has cool stuff. The customer service is really nice and their pants are really cool," she said. "I'm sorry to see them go."

Larry Arzie January 23, 2013 at 05:41 PM
................, and rents will continue to climb. First Nicks on Main, now KissTique due to this. But wait, we have a new restaurant opening soon, also a small plates bar with libations . Both will help increase rents further downtown. CaChing CaChing. That's what it is all about. Or is it? You tell me.
Ivy Daley January 23, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Heather had the cutest window displays and clothing and the girls were always so friendly. Will miss you guys!
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Sorry to see Heather leave. She's been such a positive addition to the North Santa Cruz Avenue shopping strip in Los Gatos and such an ardent supporter of breast cancer awareness. Wishing her much success in her future endeavors.
Larry Cargnoni January 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM
trendy has a "y" on the end of it..here today/gone tomorrow...also, sometimes trendy is trendy for the 1%....not the mass market
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz January 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Really too bad to see this happening. But unfortunately will be seeing more of it.
Heather Ferguson-Twardus January 25, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Shelia, Ivy, and Irene thank you for all your kind words. It’s nice to read them at this difficult time. Heather

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