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Owner Retiring, Poor Little Rich Girl's Future Unknown

Linda Fike said she hopes to find a buyer for the Perry Hall shop.

Perry Hall's Poor Little Rich Girl is losing its longtime owner at the end of the year, but whether it will be sold or close remains unknown. 

Linda Fike purchased the shop more than 20 years ago—at the time, a popular consignment shop in an aging two-story home near Double-T Diner. She discontinued consignment more than 10 years ago to focus on formal wear and bridal gowns. In 2010, she moved the shop to an office space across the street at 9105 Belair Rd. 

"After 20 years, with some health problems, I've decided to retire. Hopefully, someone will take it over," Fike said. For supplemental income after her retirement, she plans to drive a school bus for special needs children, she added. 

She plans to sell much of her inventory in the next six weeks by offering items at up to 75 percent off. 

"I'm going to miss helping girls find that one special dress, and the thank-yous, at least," Fike said. 

Tell us your memories in the comments of Perry Hall's longest running stores and shops.

SLI November 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM
We have shopped there forever. My daughter was a flower girl when she was 5 in 1994 and her dress was purchased there. A picture of the wedding party hung on the wall in the staircase. Then she bought a prom dress there in 2006. Mrs Linda was always so kind ans helpful. I hope she enjoys her retirement. Sharon & Chelsea I
Tim November 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Enjoy your retirement years!
Jeanne November 12, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I hope you enjoy your retirement!!!!! What should customers do who purchased a gown from you but had to put thier wedding off so they have not had fittings done yet?
NottinghamFamily November 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I bought my wedding gown from your shop. I remember the day I came in with my mom and found it. A special moment and day. Best of luck to you in your retirement.
Karen November 13, 2012 at 01:31 AM
I have very fond memories of Linda and her shop. I bought the most beautiful wedding dress from her. She treated me like a million bucks when alot of the other local bridal shops treated me horribly because I was a plus size bride. Will miss her but wish her all the best with her health and her future.
Angie November 14, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I bought my beautiful dress from Mrs.Linda for my May 2011 wedding. I loved the dress so much and always joke with everyone that I want to get remarried someday just so I can wear the dress again! I had such a good experience there that I outfitted my entire wedding party in dresses/tuxes from Poor Little Rich Girl. I wish Mrs.Linda all the best in her retirement and thanks again for making me and my wedding party look great on my wedding day!!
Born to be Free November 14, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I love you, Linda! You helped me select my prom tuxedo and man did you do a stellar job. Best of luck with retirement. Thank You!

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