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NEW PLACES: Badgley Mischka will open a 2,400-square-foot flagship in Beverly Hills this spring. The store is across the street from the soon-to-open Missoni flagship on the north end of Rodeo Drive; the luxury eveningwear brand paid about $12 a square foot for the space. Paul & Joe is also coming to Los Angeles, and will set up shop on Robertson Boulevard in the space now occupied by Lisa Kline. Kline, who already cut the size of her women’s store last year and shuttered a warehouse on Melrose Avenue, is moving her women’s apparel into her men’s boutique across the street on Robertson.
Kline isn’t the only person scaling back her retail footprint. Jaye Hersh has closed her celebrity-centric Intuition store on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, and her e-commerce site is down, too. Hersh didn’t respond to calls or e-mails; no word on her future plans.