Gap Closes 40 Stores Globally As Retail Apocalypse Rages On

Gap just closed about 40 of their store locations worldwide
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  • Many analysts are saying a “retail apocalypse” is happening, due to all of the stores closing. 
  • Gap recently closed 40 locations around the world. 
  • In addition, check out the full list of stores closing below.

 

The clothing retailer Gap recently closed about 40 stores globally. About 22 of these were located in the United States. For instance, the stores closed on Sunday, as part of a plan to close about 230 stores over the next two years.

Gap released a statement on the store closings. It read, “We are committed to quickly, thoughtfully, and decisively addressing stores that are underperforming or don’t fit our vision for the future of Gap.

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Gap is closing store locations around the world

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The statement continued, “We are confident these closures will strengthen the health of the specialty fleet moving forward and will serve as a more appropriate foundation for brand revitalization.”

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As many Gap stores are closing, Old Navy and Athleta stores are opening new locations. All of these stores are under the same parent company. Here is a list of the Gap stores that closed on Sunday:

Shoppes at Eastchase: Montgomery, AL
Park Plaza: Little Rock, AR
Park Place: Tuscon, AZ
5690 Bay St., Emeryville, CA
5025 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, CA
One Colorado-Pasadena: Pasadena, CA
Victoria Gardens: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Arden Fair: Sacramento, CA (GapKids and Baby only)
Laurel Village: San Francisco, CA
Evergreen Walk: South Windsor, CT
Bayside Marketplace: Miami, FL
400 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL
Oglethorpe Mall: Savannah, GA
1706 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
7th Street and Massachusetts Street: Lawrence, KS
Hamburg Pavilion: Lexington, KY
Derby Street Shops: Hingham, MA (GapKids & Baby only)
Partridge Creek Mall: Clinton Township, MI

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Westroads Mall: Omaha, NE
Columbia Mall: Grand Forks, ND
34th Street and Broadway: New York, NY
Quail Springs: Oklahoma City, OK
Beachwood Place: Beachwood, OH
Park City Center: Lancaster, PA
Lincoln Square: Arlington, TX
Hamilton Place: Chattanooga, TN
Charlottesville Fashion Square: Charlottesville, VA
Dulles Town Center: Dulles, VA
West Towne Mall: Madison, WI
Stores closed in Canada and the UK:
Bower Place: Red Deer, AB
Government St-Victoria: Victoria, BC
Queen Street W: Toronto, ON
Fairview Park: Kitchener, ON
Yorkdale: Toronto, ON (Adult Gap only)
Yonge Street: Toronto, ON (GapKids and Baby only)
Centre Rockland: Montreal, QC
Cheltenham: Gloucester, England
Kingston (Adult only): Kingston Upon Thames, England
St. Johns Wood: London, England
Perth/High Street: Perth, Scotland

In conclusion, learn more about the rise and fall of Gap stores:

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