In a very stunning and abrupt turn of events, long-time junior and junior plus fave, Charlotte Russe, is closing its doors! In a court hearing in Delaware, the company, which was founded in sunny San Diego in 1975, confirmed that they are partnering with a liquidation firm to sell their assets and begin bankruptcy proceedings.
RIP Charlotte Russe!
We know Charlotte Russe is a go-to for many curvy and plus babes for affordable and easy casual junior plus size fashion. They also were one of the few places that made plus size prom dresses back in the day. With this closure, what does this mean for the plus size retail industry? The retail community?
At the time of this article, the e-commerce site had closed down… However, their social media pages, boasting over 3 MILLION followers (across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook), were still up and running, with no mention of this news…
Still have gift cards to shop Charlotte Russe?
The last day to use gift cards is March 21 and all stores are expected to be closed by April 30. Surprisingly, the online side of Charlotte Russe has officially closed and the in-store liquidation sale began last Thursday in all of its 416 stores! Like with any other liquidation sales, all sales are final.
How do you feel about the news? Were you ever an ardent shopper and supporter of the junior and junior plus retailer? More importantly, are you going to be at the liquidation sale trying to wrack up on farewell goodies?
Let us know in the comments below! Let’s talk about it…