Band Of Outsiders & Other Mid-2000s Brands We’ll Miss Forever

Yesterday, reports surfaced that L.A.-based clothing brand Band of Outsiders may be shuttering for good. An anonymous source told Fashionista that the brand "laid off the majority of its staff and canceled all fall wholesale orders," and that it won't produce a new collection due to lack of funds.
While this past year saw the closing of mass brands like Wet Seal and Delia's, today's news proves that things are tough in the higher-end contemporary market, too. If Band of Outsiders indeed shuts down, it'll be the latest in a line of beloved mid-aughts brands to do so. While Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Steven Alan thankfully live on, plenty of the other labels that dressed cool girls in the mid-2000s weren't so lucky. Ahead, we pay tribute to six labels we'll stan for forever — and hey, there's always the possibility of a revival.

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