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76 Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey stores are closing after parent company Ascena filed for bankruptcy — here's the list

Ascena Retail Group is closing some Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey stores after filing for bankru…

Madeline Stone   


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Ann Taylor parent company Ascena has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close some stores

Ascena Retail Group filed for bankruptcy. It owns Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Justice, and others.

Madeline Stone   


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Ann Taylor parent company Ascena will reportedly close 1,200 stores across its brands as it prepares for bankruptcy

Under its Chapter 11 arrangement, Ascena would shed about $700 million from its $1.1 billon debt lo…

Shalini Nagarajan   


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This word is terrifying to employees at merging retailers Ascena and Ann Taylor

Ascena has identified $150 million in annualized run rate synergies in the combination that it expe…

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More than 1000 stores are closing in 2021 as the retail apocalypse drags on. Here's the full list.

More than 8,000 US stores closed last year, and experts predict 10,000 possible closures in 2021.

Mary Meisenzahl   


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2 mall owners with 130 locations across the US are filing for bankruptcy ahead of the holiday shopping season

The coronavirus pandemic has been catastrophic for retailers, and malls might not bounce back.

Mary Meisenzahl   


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If you have a gift card for JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, or another bankrupt retailer, experts say you should use it right away

Don't hold onto a gift card for a retailer that has filed for bankruptcy. It's impossible to know w…

Madeline Stone   


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Amazon's expansion of its personal styling service is not an automatic death sentence for Stitch Fix

While Amazon's platform is built to understand a customer's past purchases, it's not as well suited…

Madeline Stone   


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The Drive Thru: Bankruptcies continue, Chipotle explodes on digital, and some chains avoid enforcing mask policies

As more chains file for bankruptcy, Chipotle reports soaring digital growth in Q2. Read about it in…

Shoshy Ciment   


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Lane Bryant's parent company will jettison 157 stores after filing for Chapter 11

The Ascena Retail Group's Chapter 11 filing lists 157 Lane Bryant outlet locations and standalone s…

Áine Cain   


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An unexpected retailer is surging to be more popular than H&M, Kohl's, and Macy's

According to the Fashion Institute of Technology, more than half of women in the US are plus-size, …

Mary Hanbury   


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We went shopping at Dressbarn the day after it announced all of its stores would close and saw why it's fallen behind

Founded in 1962 by Roslyn Jaffe to accommodate the fashion needs of an increasing number of working…

Irene Jiang   


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'We market to who we sell to, and we don't market to the whole world': Victoria's Secret fires back at critics who say it excludes plus-size shoppers

That is to its detriment, analysts say. The store was once the kingpin of the US lingerie market, b…

Mary Hanbury   


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Here's a $2 billion retail merger to start the week

"This powerful transaction joins two strong and highly complementary organizations and management t…

Akin Oyedele   


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The latest Walmart acquisition rumors confirm the death of the American middle class as we know it

Between 2000 and 2014, middle-class populations decreased in 203 of the 229 metropolitan areas revi…

Kate Taylor   


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Investors are overlooking terrible news from the most powerful company in women's retail

"Results for the quarter were challenged by two large, non-operating expense hits related to a good…

Mallory Schlossberg   


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Lane Bryant CEO mysteriously gone 4 months after key promotion

The company, which acquired Ann Taylor two years ago, has been struggling with falling sales. Same-…

Hayley Peterson   


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Customers say the company trying to revolutionize the plus-size industry has a major problem

Lane Bryant, a subsidiary of Ascena group, is not known for its cutting edge fashion. What it is kn…

Mallory Schlossberg   


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A clothing brand that is usually the butt of jokes just got a massive endorsement for free

"We loved it," said Michelle Horowitz, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Loft, to AdWeek. "Ofte…

Mallory Schlossberg