24 Retailers Who Are Set to Close Thousands of Stores in 2018

22. J. Crew

CHICAGO, IL - 04 APRIL, 2016: inside 900 North Michigan, Chicago. 900 North Michigan is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Many malls are kinda dead these days, at least compared to how busy they used to be. And that’s really bad news for preppy clothing chain J. Crew, because most of its stores are at the mall. The troubled company said it would close 50 stores early in 2018 — more than double the number it had announced earlier.

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21. Abercrombie & Fitch

INDIANAPOLIS - CIRCA OCTOBER 2015: Abercrombie & Fitch Clothing Store in Indianapolis I

The teen retailer known for its buff models and torn jeans will be turning out the lights at 60 of its Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister stores this year. The Abercrombie company has been shedding its locations in malls because — you guessed it — more of its customers would rather buy their threads online.