The women's fashion accessory retailer has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years and announced Thursday it will close all of its stores.
Charming Charlie has over 260 stores in 38 states and employs more than 3,300 people. It was founded in 2004.
Liquidation of its stores is expected to last nearly two months. Sales on its website have already stopped.
In a Delaware bankruptcy court filing, Charming Charlie disclosed that it has only $ 6,000 in cash on hand.
The attempt perusing other funding, but Alvaro Bellon, the company's chief financial officer, said in a filing that it became "abundantly clear that those alternative sources were not available on the timeline required by the company." 19659008] The company previously filed for bankruptcy in 2017. In April 2018, Bellon said the brand "continued to grow from bankruptcy," continued to face challenges that make it impossible for Charming Charlie to continue.
Bellon said the "continuing decline of physical consumer traffic" to its brick-and-mortar stores precipitated to its demise.
At its peak, it had nearly 400 stores across the United States, Middle East and Canada.
Thousands more closures could be found on the way in the coming years as online shopping replaces purchases at physical stores.