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Macy’s To Close 14 Stores and Deb Shops is Officially Going Out of Business

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Macy’s To Close 14 Stores and Deb Shops is Officially Going Out of Business

Macy’s has announced that it will close 14 stores as part of a restructuring move to focus more on online sales. According to the official press release from the retailer, they want to “evolve its business model and invest in continued growth opportunities as consumers change the way they shop“.

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The 14 Macy’s locations that will be closed are as follows:

  • Metro Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Cupertino Square Mall, Cupertino, CA
  • Promenade (main store), Woodland Hills, CA
  • Promenade (furniture gallery), Woodland Hills, CA
  • Gulf View Square, Port Richey, FL
  • Northland Center, Southfield, MI
  • Wendover, Greensboro, NC
  • Ledgewood Mall, Ledgewood, NJ
  • ShoppingTown Mall, DeWitt, NY
  • Rotterdam Square, Schenectady, NY
  • Kingsdale Shopping Center, Columbus, OH
  • Richmond Town Square, Richmond Heights, OH
  • Upper Valley Mall, Springfield, OH
  • Southland Mall, Memphis, TN

On a positive note, Macy’s will be opening 3 new locations:

  • Plaza Del Caribe, Ponce, PR
  • Ka Makana Ali’i, Kapolei, HI
  • Mall at Miami Worldcenter, Miami, FL

According to Macy’s, the locations that are closing will do so in early spring. Final clearance sales have already begun at these locations.

Deb Shops, an affordable junior and plus size retailer that offers clothing, footwear and accessories online and in-stores, is going out of business.

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The Philadelphia-based retailer, which has been in business since 1932, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early December 2014. Their website has been taken down and all final sales are happening within their stores. There are 287 Deb Shops locations in 42 states.

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The current Deb Shops homepage

According to the official press release from The Gordon Brothers Group:

“Store closing sales will begin on January 9th and will involve discounts of 30-50% on all Junior and Plus Size apparel, including tops, sweaters, jeans, pants, dresses, activewear, outwear, and lingerie. Store furniture, fixtures, and equipment will also be for sale.”

“Store locations will remain open until all merchandise has been sold.”

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Deb Shops gift cards will be honored through March 8th.

A body positivity advocate, freelance writer and author, Marcy is on a mission to empower everyone to love the skin they’re in. Her blog Fearlessly Just Me is the go-to blog for women seeking inspiration in fashion, confidence, traveling and more.

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Inclusive Swimwear Brand Collaborates with Prominent Plus-Size Model Denise Bidot to Empower Aspiring Models

Swimsuits For All, a pioneer in inclusive swimwear, proudly introduces its inaugural SwimStar All Stars campaign in partnership with renowned plus-size model and Swimsuits For All ambassador, Denise Bidot. This collaboration marks a significant milestone, nearly a decade following Denise’s groundbreaking “Beach Body, Not Sorry” campaign with Swimsuits For All in 2015, which showcased unretouched imagery aimed at promoting unapologetic confidence.

Denise Bidot and Swimsuits For All have jointly unveiled the SwimStar All Stars nationwide search, dedicated to discovering emerging talent in the realm of swimsuit modeling. Encouraging aspiring models to share their personal narratives, the initiative aims to inspire women of all backgrounds, shapes, and sizes. Following a rigorous selection process, Brittany Wilborn, Camryn Henry, and Sharon Clawson emerged as the chosen winners. In January 2024, these models embarked on a transformative journey to Harbour Island, where they had the unparalleled opportunity to shoot alongside Denise under the expert direction of internationally acclaimed photographer and director, Ben Watts.

Reflecting on the initiative, Denise Bidot remarked, “This was a truly exceptional opportunity to celebrate the diversity of plus-size models and cultivate an atmosphere of support, empowerment, and knowledge sharing. The camaraderie on set was palpable, and I am deeply honored to impart the wisdom and insights I’ve garnered throughout my career. Opportunities like these are scarce for plus-size models in the industry, and it has been a privilege to collaborate with the exceptional team at Swimsuits for All to bring this campaign to fruition.”

The models showcased the latest swimwear offerings from the Swimsuits for All 2024 collection, featuring innovative designs tailored to meet the diverse needs of women, including:

Feel-good Fits: Addressing common concerns such as tummy bulges and fit issues, Swimsuits for All offers a range of fits designed to instill confidence and comfort in every body. Incorporating features like Power Mesh for a smooth, flattering silhouette, and adjustable straps for customizable support, the collection caters to various body types.

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Bikinis that Suit You Best: The Mix & Match Bikini collection offers a personalized approach to swimwear, allowing individuals to mix and match colors and silhouettes for a bespoke look tailored to their preferences.

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Jordan Hauser, Senior Director of E-Commerce & Marketing, expressed, “This campaign transcends conventional notions of body positivity and representation in the swim and fashion industries. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and authenticity in reflecting the diverse experiences of our customer base. We are committed to fostering a movement where women find strength in unity, and we are thrilled to embark on this journey alongside Denise Bidot, one of the industry’s foremost advocates for inclusivity.”

The summer 2024 swimwear collection is now available. For further details about Swimsuits For All and the SwimStar All Stars campaign, please visit www.swimsuitsforall.com.

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