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Back from bankruptcy, Charming Charlie opening 15 stores

November 19, 2019

Fast-fashion women’s apparel retailer Charming Charlie is making a comeback from bankruptcy, with plans to open 15 stores in March.

The Houston-based retailer filed for bankruptcy five months ago — its second in under two years — and it shut down 261 stores across the U.S. Founder Charlie Chanaratsopon acquired the chain’s trademarks at a September bankruptcy auction, announcing he planned to revive Charming Charlie as an omni-channel retailer. He said stores will be about half the size of the original footprints, ranging between 3,000 and 4,000 square feet.

Chicago's Water Tower Place will host one of the new Charming Charlie stores

The retailer made its announcement on social media this weekend, and says the stores will be in the following malls: Cumberland Mall, Atlanta; Mall at Columbia (Md.); Towson (Md.) Town Center; Pembroke Lakes Mall, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Providence (RI) Place; Baybrook Mall, Houston; First Colony Mall, Sugar Land, Texas; Willowbrook (Texas) Mall; The Parks at Arlington (Texas); Stonebriar Center, in Frisco, Texas; Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines, Iowa; Water Tower Place, Chicago; Galleria at Tyler, Riverside, Calif; Glendale (Calif.) Galleria; and Valley Plaza, Bakersfield Calif.

By Edmund Mander

Director, Editor-In-Chief/SCT

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