Vanity store in Broadway Square Mall to close soon, part of a wave of department store bankruptcies


The Vanity store in Broadway Square Mall will close in four to six weeks, after the corporation announced it is filing for bankruptcy.

The North Dakota-based women’s clothing chain plans to close its 140 stores after more than 50 years in business.

Board chairman Jim Bennett said competition from internet retailers significantly impacted the company's bottom line.

According to the company’s Facebook page, Vanity has discontinued online sales as it prepares to liquidate its merchandise. Store closing sales will be taking place at all brick-and-mortar locations until products are gone.

“We don’t know when any of the stores will close,” said Mickey Quinn, Vanity president and chief executive. “It is based on how much merchandise they have.”

A worker at the Broadway Square Mall store said they’ve been told the store will shut its doors in four to six weeks.

This follows the closing of the Tyler Macy’s location, which was one of 68 stores that company plans to close in 2017. And Gordman’s, a department store in The Village at Cumberland Park shopping center, is also part of a corporate bankruptcy, though it is unclear whether that store will close. 



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