Payless filed for bankruptcy in February and said it planned to close all of its 2,500 stores in what could be the largest retail liquidation in history.Gymboree Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January and said it planned to close more than 800 stores under its Gymboree and Crazy 8 banners. Gymboree previously filed for bankruptcy as recently as June 2017 and closed nearly 400 stores in the process. Shopko filed for bankruptcy in January and has said it would close 251 stores.Gap said Thursday that it would close 230 namesake stores over the next two years as it reported that the brand's same-store sales fell 7% during the holiday quarter. The company also said it would spin off its Old Navy brand.Performance Bicycle's parent company, Advanced Sports Enterprises, filed for bankruptcy protection in November and later announced that it would close all 102 of its stores. Charlotte Russe kicked off closing sales at 94 stores in February, after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.Sears Holdings, which owns Sears and Kmart stores, emerged from bankruptcy in February after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October.Destination Maternity plans to close between 42 and 67 stores this year. Victoria's Secret said it would close 53 stores this year, citing a decline in performance.JCPenney said it will close 27 stores in 2019, including 18 full-line department stores and 9 home and furniture stores. The department-store chain said same-store sales fell 4% during the fourth quarter.Henri Bendel closed all its stores in January after 123 years in business. Beauty Brands, a regional chain of salon and spa superstores, said in December that it planned to close 25 stores this year.Lowe's is closing 20 stores across 13 states this year. Macy's is closing stores in Wyoming, Washington, California, New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, Virginia, and West Virginia.J.Crew is closing stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, California,and Canada.Kohl's is closing four stores this year. All the closing stores are located in or near a shopping mall.Nordstrom is closing stores in Florida, Virginia, and Rhode Island.