In Anchorage, Alaska, Governor Sarah Palin's favorite consignment shop has been forced to change its name after she brought the trendy, upscale Anchorage boutique unintended legal problems during last year's presidential campaign.
Out of the Closet owner Ellen Jacobson said she was served a cease-and-desist letter by a Los Angeles-based chain of thrift stores with the same name - same trademarked name, what a coincidence - after Palin mentioned her store in an interview.
Rather than fight, Jacobson agreed to change the name. The change was effective Saturday, the store's fifth anniversary.
"We don't have the resources to fight that bigger battle," Arvold said. "We just decided to change the name. We really had no choice legally."
In an interview with Fox News in October about her spending a lot of money for clothes, Palin said she was a frugal shopper and her favorite shop was "a consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska, called Out of the Closet."
But, starting this past Saturday, the store will be called, "Saks, Fifth Avenue".