Tag: Business

Bankruptcy cases, store closings pile up for business wear retailers


Consumers are scared to go out and retailers are floundering. Is there a future for the traditional indoor shopping mall?


Dressing up is being dressed down – and that’s bad news for retailers that specialize in traditional office clothes.

After years of business attire becoming increasingly casual, the sudden transition to working from home for millions of Americans has undermined retailers that sell dress clothes.

Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Brooks Brothers, Lord & Taylor, Ann Taylor, Loft and Neiman Marcus are among the retailers whose parent companies have entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in recent weeks, having experienced

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Last Arenz shoe store closing in Sparta after 118 years | Business


Mike Arenz, owner of Arenz Shoes in downtown Sparta, carries a full line of Red Wing boots at the store that has been in the Arenz family since 1929.

SPARTA — More than a century after a relative founded Arenz Shoe Co. in La Crosse, Mike and Cindy Arenz will start a going-out-of-business sale Aug. 21 at their Arenz Shoes and Formal Wear store — the last

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‘We’ve Missed It’: Long Lines Form Outside Shops in England | Business News

By SYLVIA HUI and PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — For many in England, it’s been a day of much-needed retail therapy.

Long lines stretched down streets in England on Monday as shops selling items considered as nonessential during the coronavirus pandemic, such as sneakers and toys, welcomed customers for the first time since the U.K. was put into lockdown in late March.

Starved of the retail experience for the best part of three months, the keenest of shoppers rushed to make up for lost time, to pick up a bargain, browse or just have a chat.

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After 36 years in business, Shoe Closet owner retiring

Torin Halsey, Wichita Falls Times Record News
Published 2:38 p.m. CT June 13, 2020


Becky Lindemann, owner of The Shoe Closet, is retiring and closing the store after 36 years in business.

Wichita Falls Times Record News

Becky Lindemann, owner of The Shoe Closet, sold her last pair of pumps Tuesday and has closed the store after 36 years in business.

Looking back she says, “I feel like I was just such a young girl that wanted to have a shoe store. And it opened and realizing that there was so much more than that, that went into the

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Orange County retailers ready to return to business

Erin Kelly has kept her independent Corona del Mar toy store afloat during the last two months of lockdown with online sales and curbside pickup, aided by the floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing her cheery wares to passersby on East Coast Highway.

So when restrictions on retail start to ease statewide Friday with the permission of Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Wee Loft will keep doing what it has been doing as sweeping stay-at-home orders to stem the coronavirus pandemic have gripped commerce over the last several weeks: bringing toys to happy kids in the store parking lot. But with the approaching

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