More than 8,000 store closures were announced in 2017 -- here's the full list

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Retailers are closing thousands of stores following years of declines in sales and customer traffic.

Bankruptcies accounted for a large chunk of the stores that have closed or are closing. But a tough physical retail environment stemming from steeper online competition is also being blamed.

We compiled a list of the 8,053 closures that were announced in 2017.

Radioshack — 1,430 stores

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Radioshack filed for bankrupcy in 2017, and announced it will close all its stores.

Payless — 900 stores

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Payless also filed for bankrupcy this year, announcing the closure of about 900 stores.

Ascena Brands — 667 stores

Ann Taylor’s parent brand announced hundreds of store closures to close over the next two years. About 250 locations either are to close or all arleady closed, with more than 400 slated to close if rents aren’t renegotated.

Walgreens — 600 stores

Walgreens, after announcing purchases of 2,000 Rite Aid stores, announced it will close 600 stores under both banners.

Rue21 — 400 stores

Source: Associated Press

Gymboree — 350 stores

Gymboree also filed for bankruptcy in 2017. Here’s a list of Gymboree store closings.

Kmart — 283 stores

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Kmart stores are getting axed as part of Sears’ belt tightening measures. Here’s a list of all Sears and Kmart stores closing.

The Limited — 250 stores

The Limited shut all its stores in 2017.

Family Christian — 240 stores


Family Christian also went out of business in 2017, closing all its stores.

Hhgregg — 220 stores

Hhgregg closed all its stores in 2017 after failing to find a buyer.

Gap Inc — 200 stores

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Gap Inc announced closures of Gap and Banana Republic stores over the next few years.

Bebe — 180 stores


Bebe closed all its stores 2017.

Wet Seal — 171 stores

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Wet Seal also closed all its stores in 2017.

Crocs — 160 stores


Crocs scaled back in 2017, announcing it will close over 100 of its stores.

Gamestop — 150 stores


Video game retailer Gamestop announced this year it would close 150 stores after declining sales.

JCPenny — 138 stores

Here’s a list of JCPenny store closings.

Michael Kors — 125 stores


Source: company release

BCBG — 120 stores


BCBG was completely restructed in 2017. After declaring bankrupcy and closing 120 stores, it was purchased by Marquee Brands.

Sears — 116 stores

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Here’s a list of all Sears and Kmart stores closing.

American Apparel — 110 stores


American Apparel sold itself to Gildan, who was not interested in maintaining its 110 store footprint.

Gordmans Stores — 106 stores

Gordmans liquidated its stores after bankruptcy this year.

Charming Charlie — 100 stores

Charming Charlie, a chain of jewlery sellers, filed for bankrupcy in December.

BareMinerals — 100 stores

Source: WWD

Aerosoles — 74 stores

In Aerosoles’ bankrupcy announcement, the brand said it would close up to 74 stores.

Staples — 70 stores


Source: CNN

CVS — 70 stores

CVS said it was closing 70 stores to cut costs in 2017.

Macy’s — 68 stores

Here’s a list of Macy’s store closings.

Perfumania — 64 stores

Perfumania annoucned its closing a quarter of its stores after filing for bankrupcy.

Alfred Angelo — 60 stores

Bankrupt bridal retailer Alfred Angelo closed all its stores this year.

Abercrombie & Fitch — 60 stores

Abercrombie announced more store closures as the teen retailer tries to right its ship.

Guess — 60 stores


Source: Retaildive

Vitamin World — 122 stores

Source: Dayton News Times

Vera Bradley —  15 stores

Source: WWD

J. Crew — 50 stores

Source: Racked

Eastern Outfitters — 48 stores

Eastern Outfitters announced it is closing 86 Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s stores.

Lululemon — 40 stores

Lululemon announced it is shuttering its kid’s chain, Ivivva, closing 40 stores and turning the rest into Lululemon stores.

Bon-Ton — 40 stores

Source: USA Today

Gander Mountain — 32 stores

Gander Mountain annoucned it is closing some stores, but not all. After being purchased in a bankrupcy auction earlier this year, the rest of the store’s futures are uncertain.

Benny’s — 31 stores

New England retailer Benny’s closed all its stores in 2017, and shuttered for good.

2nd Time Around — 30 stores

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Consignment shop 2nd Time Around aburptly closed all its stores in 2017.

True Religion — 27 stores

True Religion announced it plans to close 27 stores after filing for bankruptcy.

American Eagle — 25 stores

Source: Pittsburgh Biz Journal

Country Curtains — 19 stores

Window treatment seller Country Curtains closed all their 19 stores in 2017.

Target — 12 stores

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Here’s a list of Target store closings.

Tailored Brands — 11 stores

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Tailored Brands announced it is closing eight of its Jos of A. Bank stores, and 3 Men’s Warehouse tuxedo specailty stores.

Neiman Marcus — 10 stores

Neiman Marcus announced it will be closing 10 of its discount Last Call stores.

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