New Map Reveals Fate of Boise’s Forever 21 Store Post Bankruptcy Filing
When I saw that Forever 21 was filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, my initial thought was "I'm running out of places to buy clothes in Boise!"
Over the weekend, the clothing retailer filed for bankruptcy protection and announced plans to close up to 178 of their stores in the United States. While the initial press release explained that decisions as to which stores would close are on going a map obtained by CNBC displayed which stores are slated to close. Liquidation sales at the stores are expected to wrap up before the end of 2019.
But...don't expect any savings at the Boise Towne Square Mall. It wasn't among the stores on the list. For now Forever 21 will continue to occupy it's footprint on the top floor of the mall.
Reading over the reports of the bankruptcy filing, something stood out to me in the articles. In the past the downfall of brick and mortar retail stores has been attributed to the rise of online retailers, but this time around they pointed to shoppers looking for "eco-friendly" options like Rent the Runway and online secondhand shops like Thread-Up.
How many of you use services like that to switch up your wardrobe? I've used Rent the Runway to rent dresses for gala events, but never really felt like their $89 a month fee that allows you to rent four items a month or $159 a month fee that allows you to swap out items as often as you'd like was affordable for me. Most months, I don't spend any money on new clothes so paying a monthly subscription like that would be really stretching my budget.
Where do YOU shop for you for your clothes? I'm a fan of trying things on before I pay for them and my options are dwindling. My two go-tos (Charolette Russe and Charming Charlie) have both closed in the past year! Help a sister out. Where's the best place in the Treasure Valley to go and revamp my winter wardrobe?