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Singer’s fashion firm hits flat note 19 November 2013

Pop star Lily Allen’s clothing company Lucy in Disguise LLP has been forced into liquidation.

The company was founded with Sarah Owen, Allen’s sister, in 2010, as the singer decided to take a break from the music industry.

Aurora Fashions, the brand’s backer—also responsible for Coast, Oasis and Warehouse—took action against the fashion firm, claiming that Lucy in Disguise failed to pay back a £100,000 debt in sufficient time, as reported in The Mail on Sunday.

Still owed a remaining £12,000, Aurora was granted a winding-up order for the company on 3 June 2013 by the High Court.

Last month the sister’s other brand, Lucy in Disguise Collections Ltd was dissolved.

The company, offering vintage clothes for sale and rental, was featured in a Channel 4 three-part documentary series, Riches to Rags.

In July 2011 Lucy in Disguise’s first store, in London’s Covent Garden closed before moving to a permanent space in Lexington Street. In the same year, Allen left the business in Owen’s charge after becoming pregnant.

Allen has recently hit the headlines after re-launching her pop career, announcing an appearance at next year’s Glastonbury festival, and lending her vocals to the annual Christmas television advert by retailer John Lewis.

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