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Silpada Designs says outdated business model led to decision to close in July

Changing lifestyles made retail jewelry parties in the home harder to hold, reps harder to recruit

Business remained profitable, but a “stark realization” it was not sustainable led to shutdown

Many of its 200 employees were let go, and sales representatives have through July 31 to sell Silpada jewelry

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Why Silpada Designs is closing

Lenexa-based Silpada Designs remains profitable, but lifestyle changes have left its business model unsustainable. The company plans to shut down at the end of July.
Mark Davis mdavis@kcstar.com
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