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Nasty Gal to Close Kentucky Fulfillment Facility

It’s not such a sweet Valentine’s Day for Nasty Gal Inc.’s employees in Kentucky.

The downtown women’s clothier, which filed for bankruptcy in November, filed a notice with the state yesterday saying it plans to lay off its staff of 70 at its distribution center in Shepherdsville, Ky. by April 10.

The reason cited is closure of the facility. The news was first reported by Louisville Business First.

Nasty Gal, which generates 87 percent of its sales online, according to its bankruptcy filing, uses the facility to process its orders. The rest of its sales come from its retail stores in West Hollywood and Santa Monica.

Nasty Gal opened the center in 2012 with money from venture capital firm Index Ventures, which invested $49 million that year. The e-commerce company began selling its own branded clothes in addition to other brands that year and hit $100 million in sales.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved a bid from British e-tailer Boohoo.com to buy Nasty Gal’s intellectual property for $20 million last week. The deal is expected to close on Feb. 28.

Caroline Anderson is a staff reporter covering retail, restaurants, and hospitality. She can be reached at canderson@labusinessjournal.com.

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