It’s the same old story: Husband invests $2 million in wife’s fashion line. Sales boom. Husband and wife divorce. Husband launches his own line. Disaster ensues.
In 2011, Chris Burch launched C. Wonder, a women’s clothing and accessories line that’s packed with the same preppy flair found in his ex-wife Tory Burch’s designs. This was a point of contention during the lengthy legal battle over Chris Burch’s stake in his ex-wife’s company.
Initially, C. Wonder blossomed, opening more than 30 locations around the country. DC got its own taste of the brand when the retailer opened in Tysons Corner in 2012. The second C. Wonder installment opened in Pentagon City a year later.
But just over two years since we welcomed the brand to Washington, it’s officially closed its doors on both locations, as of Monday. The company had closed a number of locations throughout the last quarter of 2014, but the last 11 US locations are scheduled to shutter in the weeks to come.
Whether C. Wonder will continue to exist as a brand has not been announced at this time, but we recommend you start looking elsewhere for your yacht-party attire.