These main clothing stores are closing their doors from July 18

In recent years, store closures have become so common that they have affected some of the most trusted retailers, like Walmart and CVS. But while it’s easy to find another place to get groceries or pick up your prescriptions, many people are very picky about where they buy their clothes. With that in mind, it might be harder to hear that some major clothing stores and department stores are planning to close locations across the United States soon. Read on to find out which chains are closing stores, starting next week.

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While it hasn’t been an easy two years for most businesses, apparel companies in particular have struggled to stay afloat amid the COVID pandemic and record inflation.

In March, H&M announced that it would close 240 stores this year. And just last month, Chico’s confirmed it would be closing 40 locations, both among its company-named stores and its White House Black Market (WHBM) brand. But the clothing store closures don’t stop there.

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It was recently announced that three retailers are planning to close stores across the country soon: Loft, Fallas and JCPenney. Loft is preparing to close a store in Arlington, Va., and a date has already been set, ARLnow reported. According to the outlet, the Crossing Clarendon shopping center women’s clothing store is set to close on July 18, according to a sign on the store’s door.

The upcoming closures of Fallas Discount Store and JCPenney have no concrete dates confirmed, but several news outlets have reported that the soon-to-be-closed locations are already holding out-of-business sales. Fallas plans to shut down a downtown El Paso, Texas location soon, according to the city’s local CBS4 station. And while JCPenney hasn’t confirmed anything, the company plans to leave the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, New Jersey, and already has signs outside that location offering 50%+ sales on merchandise. , local radio station WJLK reported.

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Fallas department store in Houston, TX.  American retail store selling clothing and household items.  Founded in 1962 LA California.
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All of these closures have one other thing in common: there isn’t much clarity. Employees at Loft in Arlington told ARLnow they didn’t get much warning and didn’t really have a clue about the decision to close because it wasn’t made at the level local. “We received about a month’s notice before the store closed,” an employee told the outlet. “We just found out that ‘the store is closing today and that’s what you need to do to close it’ pretty much.”

Loyal Fallas customers made similar comments about the closure of the El Paso department store. “I don’t know why they’re closing. I wish they wouldn’t close,” a resident told CBS4.

And all that’s known about JCPenney’s closure is that it’s probably based on a ‘redevelopment’ of the mall – but officials have been talking about a redevelopment for some time now and no idea or plan has not yet been defined, per centraljersey.com

the entrance to a JCPenny at a mall in San Jose, California
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This isn’t the first time one of these chains has recently closed stores in the United States.

In January 2022, Loft closed a location in Rockville, Maryland. The move came after the retailer confirmed in 2020 that 30 of its 666 stores would close after parent company Ascena filed for bankruptcy. Fallas also closed several stores in California this year, including one in Santa Maria and three in Fresno. And JCPenney’s reduction has been widely reported. Since 2020, the company has closed nearly 200 locations across approximately 40 different states.

Anne G. Cash