A beloved clothing store with 449 locations in the U.S. has just filed for bankruptcy. On Jan. 14, Christopher&Banks announced in a statement that it had voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will be shuttering stores in the near future. Read on to find out which stores are on the chopping block, and for more pandemic casualties, This Beloved Furniture Chain Is Closing All But 1 of Its Stores.
The brand, which operates women's clothing and accessories stores in 44 states, "expects to close a significant portion, if not all, of its brick-and-mortar stores," representatives for Christopher&Banks said in its statement.
However, despite plans to eventually close the majority of its stores, Christopher&Banks "will continue to operate its business in the ordinary course in the near term." The clothing brand announced that it was seeking buyers for its e-commerce arm, expressing hope that it would be able to continue to sell merchandise online, even amidst the closure of its retail locations.
Christopher&Banks' president and CEO Keri Jones made it clear that the brand's bankruptcy filing was a direct result of losses incurred due to COVID.
"Due to the financial distress resulting from the pandemic and its ongoing impact, we elected to initiate this process and pursue a potential sale of the business in whole or in part to position the Company for the future," said Jones, expressing her "deepest gratitude" to the store's partners, staffers and customers.
Christopher&Banks joins a long list of retailers to go under in recent months. Read on to discover the latest closures near you, and for more on your favorite stores, see which Popular Department Store Is Closing All Its Locations.
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