Eco-conscious shopping may be getting popular, but green shops aren’t immune to the economic downturn. In L.A., a much-beloved green boutique called Regeneration’s going out of business.


“Looks like we’re going to be another casualty of the economy!” wrote storeowner Kelly in an adieu email. This 2-year-old store in Eagle Rock (1649 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. 323.344.0430) was a one-stop shop for everything from locally-made jewelry to Ecoist purses, Bamboosa tanks to bamboo tableware — so many neighborhood shoppers were saddened by the news including Lucinda Michele at Metblogs LA, who’s vowed to hit the store’s going out of business sale with a vengeance.


That sale’s one of two silver linings for Regeneration shoppers. Many items have been marked down, and the store will stay open until about 5 pm on Christmas Eve (regular hours are noon - 6 pm, Tue - Sun). Regeneration will be closed on Christmas day, but will reopen again the next day — and an an extra 20% will be knocked off already marked-down prices.


As of yet, it’s unclear when the doors will actually close on Regeneration, though prices will continue to go down as long as the store stays open. But here’s the second silver lining: Both the Regeneration website and Etsy store will stay open for business for shoppers everywhere.


How are the eco-boutiques near you faring? Remember to support your local green businesses to help keep your neighborhood unique, walkable, and economically prosperous.

Photos: Courtesy Regeneration