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Anna Sui Shops For Butterflies

07/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ms. Sui has been using them in her work since 1992, when she opened her first boutique in SoHo. "I didn't have much of a budget to decorate," she said. "So I found plastic butterflies at flea markets and spray-painted them black. They became such a great graphic on the purple walls. People would come in and want to buy them."

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