These 36 Popular Retailers Are Closing Stores In 2017

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9. Family Christian Stores

Family Christian Stores is closing up shop after 85 years in business, which means it’s closing 240 stores in 36 states. Unfortunately, that also means that 3,000 employees are out of work, too. The non-profit ministry organization sells Christian-themed books, music and gifts.

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10. American Apparel

This popular clothing manufacturer closed all of its 110 stores this year. American Apparel was founded in 1989 but filed for bankruptcy in late 2016. Canadian t-shirt and underwear maker Gildan bought the failing company in January for $88 million and decided to close all American Apparel locations, including its Los Angeles headquarters.

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11. Abercrombie & Fitch

Alert the teenagers in your life—Abercrombie & Fitch closed about 60 locations this year as leases expire. There are still 670 remaining stores located across the United States, so there’s plenty of time to use those gift cards to buy jeans and graphic tees.

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12. Chico’s

Chico’s FAS, the parent company for Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma, is in the middle of a multi-year transformation process. In 2015, the company said it would close 120 underperforming stores by 2017, then upped that number to 150 stores last year. This year, the company says it expects to open 10 stores and close 50 stores as part of this plan.

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