The two Bella Moda retail clothing stores in Sisters and downtown Bend will close soon, following the owner’s decision to semi-retire.
A third Bella Moda store, in Redmond, closed in April. The first store opened in Bend in 2009.
Karen Poulsen, the company’s owner, wants to sell all remaining merchandise and fixtures by Sept. 24. After the stores close for good, Poulsen plans to become a style consultant and hold home-based trunk shows to sell clothing, she said.
Last fall, her stores stopped carrying used clothing on consignment. They now sell only new products.