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We visited a Charlotte Russe store on its last day open, and it was a depressing bargain bonanza

We visited a Charlotte Russe store on its last day open, and it was a depressing bargain bonanza
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Charlotte Russe Cashier

Áine Cain / Business Insider

It was a depressing sight.

  • Charlotte Russe is in the process of liquidating.
  • I visited a store in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the day before it closed permanently.
  • The store was a mess, and the products were selling for ridiculously cheap prices.

Charlotte Russe is closing its doors permanently.

The company filed for liquidation earlier in March, joining the ranks of retailers that have gone bankrupt in 2019. This means that all of its 426 stores around the United States will close, and that over 8,700 Charlotte Russe employees will lose their jobs, according to USA Today.

Read more: Charlotte Russe is closing all of its stores. We visited the retailer the day it filed it for bankruptcy and saw how it's fallen behind its fast-fashion rivals.

It also means that shoppers across America are getting the chance to pick at the carcass of the 44-year-old clothing retailer, as it attempts to sell off its remaining merchandise.

On a trip down to Virginia this weekend, I became one such shopper. My friend's a fan of Charlotte Russe's jeans, so we headed over to a nearby store to check out the closing sale.

Here's what we saw:

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