With the economy being what it is, please look over the following list and keep in mind when giving gift cards this season, some of these stores might not honor those gift cards after the holiday season is up. Even if the store you plan to purchase from is not listed here, do investigating into the store’s “health”, so-to-speak, to ensure your gift card recipient will be able to use your gift, and not come up empty-handed.
Verified on Snopes as being ‘partly true’.
NPR.org (be sure to read their story about service contracts as well)
More verification and more detailed account of these stores can be found here
Circuit City filed Chapter 11
Ann Taylor 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine’s to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear closing all stores (also owned by Talbots)
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 105 retail outlets, but opened 100 other outlets
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ ( New Brunswick )
Macys to close 11 outlets
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley closing all stores
Pep Boys closing 33 stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing 160 stores, remaining 100 will be a “studio” for fashion accessories for women
Sharper Image closing down all stores
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Lowes to close down some stores
Dillard’s to close some stores
Pacific Sunwear closed all d.e.m.o. stores
Kirkland’s 130 of 335 outlets to close by mid 2009
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