Baby Phat Going Bankrupt?


A shocking news came over’s desk today and it says that Kimora Lee Simmons’ Baby Phat clothing line might have to go under. The Wall Street Journal reports that Baby Phat and Phat Farm’s holding company, Kellwood Co., could be forced to file for bankruptcy:

Kellwood Co., one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the U.S., could be forced to file for bankruptcy soon, after it failed to reach an agreement with its bondholders.

The St. Louis-based company, which employs roughly 2,000 people and owns such popular clothing brands as Phat Farm, Sag Harbor and Vince, was taken private in February 2008 by buyout firm Sun Capital Partners for $542 million.

The twin effects of a heavy debt load and a sharp drop in consumer spending have crushed the company’s financial results.

Kellwood has a $140 million bond issue …

The economy is shattering every business it can get. It’s a good thing Russell Simmons sold Phat Farm and Baby Phat to Kellwood five years ago for $142 million in cash plus performance incentives. However, Kimora Lee stays HBIC at Baby Phat and everyone is wondering how this bankruptcy thing is going to affect her and her clothing line.

We’ll be staying in tune for more.


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About Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons (née Perkins; born May 4, 1975) is an American former fashion model and fashion designer. She took over Baby Phat after Russell Simmons and was CEO/Creative Director through 2010.

5 thoughts on “Baby Phat Going Bankrupt?

  1. hi kimoar lee this is kyana williams i just love your show and your looks u is the real dive u even put beyonce out of your walks u the best looking girl on your yourtube pics that u put on there i like them keep doing u kimoar lee u number 1 girl freind 🙂 LOVE .kyana your number 1 fan 🙂 go hard kimoar lee simmson we love u

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