Melbourne-based fashion label Claude Maus is in the process of closing all its stores in the coming weeks.

In December 2014, the Claude Maus Facebook page announced a closing-down sale in stores and online. Fans of the label expressed surprise in the Facebook comments, but the label did not respond to questions or offer explanation.

With all stores now advertising a 70 per cent-off closing down sale, last week Broadsheet attempted to contact the head office of retail group Factory X and Claude Maus stores on multiple occasions, to no avail. The Age has previously reported that Claude Maus went into voluntary administration in 2011 and was subsequently bought by Factory X.

The brand, founded by designer Rob Maniscalco in 2000, is known for its use of leather, suede and fur and its emphasis on quality, draping basics (using a lot of black) that are perfect for layering.

Claude Maus’ three remaining stores (Fitzroy, South Yarra and Manchester Lane) will be clearing its stock. This may be your last chance to own a piece or two before the label completely disappears.

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