Utter Devastation: National Chain to Shut Down All 540 Stores

By Mike Fishmore | May 7, 2024

Set to close

Following the challenges posed by a shifting retail landscape, COVID-19 impacts, and economic policies, another major national retailer is ceasing operations. 

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Rue21, a once-prominent presence in malls across the nation, is set to close all 540 of its stores in the near future. 

Filed for bankruptcy

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The clothing chain, headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has filed for bankruptcy and will soon begin offering significant discounts on its remaining stock.