I am not the Jackass Whisperer.
Between the availability of price information on the web and the proliferation of discounters, I wouldn't be surprised if a business like this weren't seeing a downturn even before the economy cratered.
somebody better find this economy bastard, he's on a murderous rampage!
$25k on a dress seems pretty excessive, maybe that pissed off economy.
Modest is in, excessive is OUT!
According to the comments under the story, former customers don't seem to believe that the economy was responsible for the store's closing.