Bakersfield Charming Charlie to close August 30 following company's file for bankruptcy

Marco Green
July 12, 2019

Houston-based retailer Charming Charlie said Thursday it will close all of its stores by the end of August after filing its second bankruptcy in two years.

The company has stores in 38 states, including Alabama, where it has locations in Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile.

Founded in 2004, Charming Charlie was known for arranging its merchandise by color, with its array including as many as 26 hues.

According to bankruptcy filings made Thursday in DE, more than 3,000 employees nationwide will lose their jobs when Charming Charlie closes in about two months. The company employs more than 3,300 people, including 856 full-time employees, Chief Financial Officer Alvaro E. Bellon said in a court declaration.

Say goodbye to another mall store.

According to USA Today, the company previously filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and closed about 100 stores, which ended in 2008.

Charming Charlie had only $6,000 in cash on hand at the time of filing for bankruptcy, according to court documents. It also faulted the impact of trade tariffs for reduced consumer spending, as well as poor weather earlier in the year for keeping would-be shoppers at home.

The store sells products including clothing, handbags, jewelry and accessories.

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