Digital Access

Digital Access
Access theherald-news.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, business, classified and more! News you can use every day.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in the area.
Local News

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

Dressbarn has a location on South Route 59 in Plainfield

Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. That includes one in Plainfield.
Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. That includes one in Plainfield.

Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain that’s been around for about 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. That includes one in Plainfield.

The company’s chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an “acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment.”

Its owner, Ascena Retail Group Inc., said it wants to focus on its more profitable brands. Ascena also owns Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant and other clothing stores.

The company did not say when Dressbarn will shut all its stores. Dressbarn employs about 6,800 people, who will be notified when decisions are made about specific store closures.

After the news was announced Monday, shares of Ascena Retail Group Inc. rose 2.6% to $1.17 in extended trading.

Shares of the Mahwah, New Jersey-based company are down more than 50% so far this year.

Its Plainfield location is 12736 S. Route 59.

Customers can continue to shop at Dressbarn in-store and online and use Dressbarn-branded credit cards for purchases, according to a news release from the retail group.

There are no current changes to Dressbarn’s return, refund or gift card policies.

• The Herald-News contributed to this report.

Loading more