Downtown retail store blames parking, construction on closure

Lux Fashion Lounge in Downtown Boise is set to close its doors this month, according to a Facebook posting

Courtesy Lux Fashion Lounge

Courtesy Lux Fashion Lounge

A sale is on now and will continue until all merchandise is sold, or the end of the month - whichever comes first. 

Lux sells second-hand women’s and men’s clothing  

The owners listed several reasons for ending the business’ run

  •  “Too much construction in downtown Boise for too long
  • Personal family reasons
  • The public’s perception of downtown parking
  • Online competition and prices. Economic downturn for retail businesses
  • The moving of the store“

Lux spent its first 12 years in a space in the Capital Terrace building before moving to a larger space down Idaho St. in the Eastman building.  

Lux is the second downtown retail stalwart in recent weeks to announce its closing, following Trip Taylor Booksellers.  

The City of Boise and Capital City Development Corporation recently raised parking rates in metered street spaces and garages.