Joining the ranks of other clothing stores around the country, Gymboree Corp., the popular children’s clothing store, is reportedly filing for bankruptcy. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company has not seen a profit since 2011. In the process, the company has lost well over $800 million. The bankruptcy move is in the face of an upcoming interest payment that is owed on their debt.
Gymboree is the latest in a long line of other household name clothing brands to seek bankruptcy. Recent retailers in this group are Payless, American Apparel, PacSun, Wet Seal, Sports Authority and many, many more. The reason for these companies seeking bankruptcy is a mix of various factors, the strongest of which is the rise of affordable and online shopping dominating most of the sales.
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