Dressbarn to close its 650 stores

Marco Green
May 21, 2019

But Dressbarn "plans to commence a wind down of its retail operations, including the eventual closure of its approximately 650 stores". There are eight Dressbarns in the Denver metro area, with stores in Westminster, Northglenn, Littleton, Centennial, Parker, Castle Rock and Aurora (two locations).

Information about store closing sales will be shared at a later date, according to the retailer. Unlike many other specialty stores its size geared to teens, Dressbarn appealed to a broader cross-section of women, both in sizes and ages.

Dressbarn stores and the company's website remain open today and the website has no messaging about the news that was revealed earlier today.

"This decision was hard, but necessary, as the Dressbarn chain has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment", said Steven Taylor, chief financial officer of Dressbarn. "This decision was hard, but necessary, as the Dressbarn chain has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment", said Steven Taylor, Dressbarn chief financial officer, in a news release on Monday.

The announcement of when individual stores will close will come at a later time.

The company is owned by Ascena Retail Inc., who said it wants to focus on more their more profitable brands like Lane Bryant and Ann Taylor. She has a degree in journalism from Syracuse University and her last name is pronounced Cluff.

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