These Popular Stores Are Partially Or Fully Closing In 2019

It’s always a little sad to see a store close down for good. And while 2019 will bring growth and prosperity for some companies, others will end up closing partially and permanently. Even stores that are located in malls–such as Victoria’s Secret, Gap, and Abercrombie & Fitch–are slowly swirling down the gutter.

What happened to these once-popular chains that forced them to close their doors? Check out which companies will fully or partially close throughout 2019. You’ll want to pounce on those closing sales before the locations dwindle to nothing.

Payless ShoeSource

This American shoe store had over 3,000 locations in over 40 countries. In the past couple of years, though, Payless has suffered. In 2016, all stores shut their doors in Australia, relinquishing over 730 jobs. By April 2017, Payless filed for bankruptcy and closed 400 stores in the U.S.

Shoppers leave a Payless ShoeSource store on the first day of the firm's liquidation sale after confirming
Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Two years later, the shoe store filed for bankruptcy again, this time on Valentine’s Day 2019. They plan to close all 2,100 stores in the United States and the remaining 248 stores in Canada. Get your shoes discounted while you can.