PhotoIt seems that changing shopping trends have claimed another well-established retailer. Aeropostale, a staple in many smaller, regional malls, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday, according to a Washington Post report.

The company said that it will be taking a $160 million loan through Crystal Financial LLC  in order to operate during the bankruptcy period. Executives hope that the move will give the chain a chance to reorganize and return to profitability; shares of the company had recently been selling for mere pennies, causing it to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) two weeks ago.

While consumer preferences for online shopping are a large factor in Aeropostale’s decline, critics are quick to claim that a large amount of the blame rests on the retailer itself. They argue that the company, and others like it, have failed to adapt to the trends and preferences of their younger, teen-aged clientele. This has led to a drastic decline in the chain’s profits. In a recent earnings report, the company reported a 16% sales decline, contributing to a net loss of nearly $22 million.

“The majority of the blame for poor performance lies squarely with [Aeropostale’s] failure to realign itself to the changing fashion demands of younger shoppers. . . Against this backdrop Aero has a brand and range that is ill-defined, somewhat dull, and rather out of tune with modern tastes,” said Neil Saunders, chief executive of Conlumino, a retail analytics firm.

Despite the uphill battle it’s sure to face, Aeropostale says that it will try to “emerge from the Chapter 11 process within the next six months as a standalone enterprise with a smaller store base.” This “smaller store base” will be achieved through closing 113 U.S. locations and all 41 of its stores in Canada. A full list of the U.S. stores that are expected to close can be seen below.

CityStateLocation

Anchorage

AK

5th Ave

Anchorage

AK

Dimond Center

Fairbanks

AK

Bentley Mall

Birmingham

AL

Pinnacle at Tutwiler Farm

Spanish Fort

AL

Eastern Shore Center

Hot Springs National Park

AR

Hot Springs Mall

Little Rock

AR

Park Plaza Mall

Rogers

AR

Pinnacle Hills Promenade

Scottsdale

AZ

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Tucson

AZ

Foothill AZ Mall

Chico

CA

Chico Mall

Chula Vista

CA

Town Center at Otay Ranch

Citrus Heights

CA

Sunrise Mall

Los Angeles

CA

Westside Pavilion

San Jose

CA

Oakridge Mall

Grand Junction

CO

Mesa Mall

Lakewood

CO

Bel Mar

Silverthorne

CO

Outlets of Silverthorne

Meriden

CT

Meriden Square Mall

Waterford

CT

Crystal Mall

Beach

FL

Indian River Mall

Estero

FL

Coconut Point

Miami

FL

Shops at Sunset Place

Orlando

FL

West Oaks Mall

Palm Beach Gardens

FL

The Gardens Mall

Sarasota

FL

Sarasota Square

Athens

GA

Georgia Square Mall

Lithonia

GA

Mall at Stonecrest

Macon

GA

Shoppes at River Crossing

Aiea

HI

Pearl Ridge Mall

Honolulu

HI

Ala Moana Center

Kaneohe

HI

Windward Mall

Chubbuck

ID

Pine Ridge Mall

Twin Falls

ID

Magic Valley Mall

Bolingbrook

IL

Promenade at Bolingbrook

Bourbonnais

IL

Northfield Square

Carbondale

IL

University Mall

Geneva

IL

Geneva Commons

Forsyth

IL

Hickory Point

Springfield

IL

White Oaks Mall

Tuscola

IL

Tanger Outlets

Bloomington

IN

College Mall

Wayne

IN

Jefferson Pointe Mall

Elizabethtown

KY

Towne Mall

Owensboro

KY

Town Square Mall

Paducah

KY

Kentucky Oaks Mall

Monroe

LA

Pecanland

Shreveport

LA

Mall at St. Vincent

Slidell

LA

Northshore Square

Glen Burnie

MD

Marley Station

Ocean City

MD

Ocean City Outlets

Worcester

MA

Greendale Mall

Fort Gratiot

MI

Birchwood Mall

Howell

MI

Tanger Outlet Center Howell

Jackson

MI

Westwood Mall

Muskegon

MI

The Lakes Mall

Traverse City

MI

Grand Traverse

Blaine

MN

Northtown Mall

Coon Rapids

MN

Riverdale Village

Woodbury

MN

Woodbury Lakes

Branson Landing

MO

Branson

Columbia

MO

Columbia Mall

Kansas City

MO

Zona Rosa

Flowood

MS

Dogwood

Southhaven

MS

Southhaven Towne Center

Missoula

MT

Southgate Mall

Asheville

NC

Asheville Mall

Lincoln

NE

Gateway Mall

Omaha

NE

Oak View Mall

Santa Fe

NM

Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe

Las Vegas

NV

Town Square Las Vegas

Amherst

NY

Boulevard Mall

Brooklyn

NY

Fulton St.

Buffalo

NY

McKinley Mall

Clay

NY

Great Northern Mall

New York

NY

Times Square

Akron

OH

Summit Mall

Cincinnati

OH

Eastgate Mall

Cincinnati

OH

Tri-County Mall

Clairsville

OH

Ohio Valley Mall

Columbus

OH

Eastland Mall

Heath

OH

Indian Mound Mall

Niles

OH

Eastwood Mall

Zanesville

OH

Colony Square

Youngstown

OH

Southern Park Mall

Norman

OK

Sooner Fashion Mall

Oklahoma City

OK

Quail Springs

Shawnee

OK

Shawnee Mall

Chambersburg

PA

Chambersburg Mall

Monroeville

PA

Monroeville Mall

Moosic

PA

Shops at Montage

Columbia

SC

Village at Sandhill

Rapid City

SD

Rushmore Mall

Chattanooga

TN

Northgate Mall

Cleveland

TN

Bradley Square

Kingsport

TN

Fort Henry Mall

Memphis

TN

The Avenue Carriage Crossing

Hillsboro

TX

Prime Outlets Hillsboro

Houston

TX

West Oaks Mall

Lake Jackson

TX

Brazos Mall

Plano

TX

Willowbend

San Angelo

TX

Sunset Mall

San Antonio

TX

Village at Stone Oak

Bellingham

WA

Bellis Fair Mall

Fond du Lac

WI

Forest Mall

Bellevue

WA

Bellevue Square

Wausau

WI

Wausau Center

Bluefield

WV

Mercer Mall

Casper

WY

Eastridge Mall

Chesapeake

VA

Chesapeake Square

Christiansburg

VA

New River Valley


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