ever since I stepped foot in the bev hills flagship store of kira plastinina, I was impressed with the low price points and high quality fun trends from the 15 year old russian designer. when I got to new york and saw that the broadway store had closed, I did some investigating into what happened to the teen wunderkind. turns out, the U.S. economy got this little russian girl good. having claimed bankruptcy in the U.S. stores, kira platinina closed its american doors in january of this year. she will be missed. it was a great brand with fun stuff. so fun, it may warrant a trip across the pond for more kira plastinina.