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MacKenzie-Childs is a manufacturer of ceramics and retailer of hand painted imported furniture based in Aurora, New York founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs.[1][2][3][4]

The company entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2000, and in 2001 Pleasant Rowland, founder of American Girl, purchased the bankrupt MacKenzie-Childs. In 2005, the company laid off several workers, including founders, Victoria & Richard MacKenzie-Childs.[5] After Rowland restructured her management team in 2006 MacKenzie-Childs became profitable. In 2008 Rowland sold MacKenzie-Childs to Lee Feldman and Howard Cohen, part owners of Twin Lakes Capital.

MacKenzie-Childs sued founders Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs citing trademark violation, as their last name and trademarks referencing it had been sold off in bankruptcy proceedings.[6]


  1. ^ "Functional fantasies grab imagination Wichita shop promotes MacKenzie-Childs designers featured in Neiman Marcus holiday catalog". Wichita Eagle. October 12, 1996. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  2. ^ Thomas, Laura (May 12, 2004). "Hot Stuff". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  3. ^ Peterson, Deborah (September 3, 1992). "Whimsy: MacKenzie-Childs Gives Wings To Flights Of Fancy". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  4. ^ Barrera, Sandra (2009-07-20). "MacKenzie-Childs brings fun back to home decorating". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  5. ^ "20 employees laid off at MacKenzie-Childs". The Post-Standard. Syracuse, NY. November 17, 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  6. ^ "20 employees laid off at MacKenzie-Childs". Property Intangible. February 17, 2010.

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