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The latest victims of the Amazon effect: The Kardashians

Did the “Amazon effect” play more than a cameo role in the Kardashians’ decision to shutter their chain of boutiques? The first family of reality television is pulling the plug on the fashion boutique chain, Dash. Kim Kardashian West, who launched the first boutique in Calabasas, Calif., in 2006, with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, said last week that the family had simply become too busy with other projects.