Denim retailer True Religion is closing 27 stores after filing for bankruptcy

This is a bummer.

True Religion Jeans
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Earlier this week, denim designer and retailer True Religion filed for bankruptcy. They now plan to close at least 27 stores in the hopes of reducing about $500 million in debt.

True Religion says their financial difficulties are the result of people moving away from denim and instead wearing “athleisure” clothing—basically, wearing yoga pants even when you’re not doing yoga. On top of that, the jeans company is just one more store in a growing list of retailers—including JCPenney and Macy’s—that’s closing up shop as people embrace online shopping. The lure of ultra-convenient shopping is just too strong to resist!

True Religion was established in 2002 and is referred to as a “premium denim.” Aside from their own retail stores, the jeans are also sold in department stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. The company previously closed 20 stores in 2016, and cut 25 percent of its corporate workforce.

Here is the list of stores slated to close, according to USA TODAY:

California

Corte Madera: The Village at Corte Madera
Malibu: 3838 Cross Creek Road
Walnut Creek: Broadway Plaza
Newport Beach: Fashion Island Shopping Center

Colorado
Lone Tree: Park Meadows

Florida
Miami Beach: 644 Collins Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens: The Gardens
Boca Raton: Town Center at Boca Raton

Illinois
Chicago: The Shops at North Bridge

Maryland
Bethesda: Montgomery Mall

Massachusetts
Boston: 119 Newbury Street

Nevada
Las Vegas: Downtown Summerlin

New Jersey
Paramus: Garden State Plaza

New York
New York City: 1122 Third Avenue, 513-515 Broadway, 863 Broadway, The Shops at Columbus Circle, 863 Broadway
White Plains: The Westchester

Ohio
Cincinnati: Kenwood Towne Centre

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia: 1604 Walnut Street

Texas
Dallas: Northpark Center
San Antonio: The Shops at La Cantera
Southlake: Southlake Town Square

Virginia
Richmond: Short Pump Town Center
McLean: Tysons Corner Center

Washington state
Bellevue: Bellevue Square

Does the thought of losing access to your favorite jeans make you nervous? Are are you one of the many converts to the ultra-comfy athleisure-wear?

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