Apparel and Accessory Closures in US – Store Closure Report

How many Apparel and Accessory stores have closed in 2020?

There have been a total of 351 apparel and accessory closures in the United States during August 2020. California accounts for 11.4% of apparel store closures with 40 closures.

The ScrapeHero Data Store monitors the location data of 53 apparel brands in the US. We found that 17 of those apparel and accessory brands had to close stores in August 2020.

Download the complete list of store closures

You can download the complete list of apparel and accessory store closure locations used for this report, as an Excel file, along with geocoded address, phone numbers, and providers from our data store.

The list of stores closures for Apparel and Accessory Stores in this dataset are – Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, H&M, Old Navy, Levi Strauss, Chico’s, Athleta, TJ Maxx, Dillard’s, BoxLunch, Aldo, Victoria’s Secret, K&G Fashion Superstore, Michael Kors, Gap, and Jos. A. Bank.

Number of Apparel and Accessory Store Closures by State

The state with the most number of store closures for apparel and accessories in the US is California with 40 store closures. Followed by – Florida with 31 (8.8%) store closures, and Texas and New York with 23 (6.5%) store closures each.

States with the most Apparel and Accessory Store Closures

StateLocations
California40
Florida31
Texas23
New York23
Pennsylvania20
Illinois17

Top Cities with most Apparel and Accessory Store Closures

CityLocations
San Francisco5
Arlington4
Houston4
New York4
Atlanta4

Percentage of Apparel and Accessory Store Closures in 2020

Jos. A. Bank closed 62.9% of its total stores in August and is the apparel chain with the highest percentage of stores closed. Followed by – Gap (10.5%) and K&G Fashion Superstore (7.2%). 

Tailored Brands, which owns Jos. A. Bank and K&G Fashion Superstore, is shutting down hundreds of stores and drastically reducing its corporate workforce as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to decimate the retail industry. Although Gap Inc. is closing stores under brands Gap and Banana Republic it is adding stores to its two other brands Old Navy and Athleta.

The table below shows the retail brands with closures higher than one percent of total stores.

ProviderPercentage of Closures
Jos. A. Bank62.9%
Gap10.5%
K&G Fashion Superstore7.2%
Michael Kors4.2%
Aldo1.6%

Download this Dataset

The ScrapeHero Data Store provides the location data of hundreds of brands spread across a variety of industries that include – Automotive, Healthcare, Fast Food and more. You can subscribe to our store data plans and get datasets with data points such as store openings, store closures, parking availability, in-store pickup option, services, subsidiaries, nearest competitor store and much more.

You can download the full dataset used for this analysis from our data store. The table here is a random and small sample of records for you to look at the fields and the data that we provide:

ProviderStore IDNameLatitudeLongitudeAddressCityStateZip CodeCountyPhoneCountryStatus 
Banana Republic9305Waikele Center21.40075-158.00294-815a Lumiaina, Waipahu, HI, 96797WaipahuHI96797Honolulu808-638-2603USAClosed 
Oldnavy5867Bay Street37.83415-122.2935625 Bay St, Emeryville, CA, 94608EmeryvilleCA94608Alameda510-595-8729USAClosed 
H And MUS0360American Dream Meadowood40.83399-74.0971American Dream Meadowood 300 Patterson Plank Rd, East Rutherford, NJ, 07073East RutherfordNJ7073Bergen USAClosed 
Abercrombie And Fitch24009Fashion Place40.63586-111.8866191 South State Street, Murray, UT, 84107MurrayUT84107Salt Lake385-428-5086USAClosed 
Dillards799Dillard’s Central Mall In Lawton, Oklahoma34.60281-98.3911200 Sw C Ave, Lawton, OK, 73501LawtonOK73501Comanche580-248-8120USAClosed 
K&G Fashion Superstore700#0700 Merrillville Plaza41.47369-87.3131826 East 80th Ave #14, Merrillville, IN, 46410MerrillvilleIN46410Lake219-769-6146USAClosed 
JoS A Bank420The Oaks Mall Store29.65779-82.41056329e W Newberry Rd Ste E The Oaks Mall, Gainesville, FL, 32605GainesvilleFL32605Alachua352-331-1552USAClosed 
Gap7939Concord Mills35.37007-80.72398111 Concord Mills Blvd. Space #641, Concord, NC, 28027ConcordNC28027Cabarrus704-979-6200USAClosed 
Michael Kors530Bridgewater Commons40.58636-74.62400 Commons Way Suite 228, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807BridgewaterNJ8807Somerset908-707-1300USAClosed 

* Open hours are not displayed in the table above as it is too big to show on a reasonably sized screen

Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

Retail has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic as bankruptcies and store closures have accelerated. As retailers are slowly reopening, they might have to really look at their sales floor quite differently. Adopting other methods such as providing curbside pickup, locker pickup, or convert stores to distribution or internet sales fulfillment centers.

Budget retailers and variety stores like Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Five Below are bucking the trend and expanding rapidly, as these chains have strengthened the position of budget focused customers. 

If retail brands have a very strong performance heading into the crisis and have an effective position with consumers for the coming period of economic uncertainty they may have a chance to thrive in the coming months and years.

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