Pour one out for mall stores right now. Retailers like Macy's, Payless, and JCPenney have been quietly shuttering, and staples like The Limited are closing their brick-and-mortar shops altogether. Bebe has become the latest casualty, announcing Friday it would close all its stores.
CNNMoney reports that Bebe plans to shut down by the end of May 2017, though it's unclear at this point whether they'll go out of business entirely or just transition to online-only sales. As of March, Bebe had 134 retail stores and 34 outlet stores, and sold its products at another 75 stores.
News of their closing had been rumored for months, and shop associates had said liquidation sales were getting started as early as the beginning of April. Bebe, like many of its competitors, felt the harsh effects of online shopping—and couldn't keep up with behemoths such as Amazon.
You can find a full list of the Bebe stores that are closing here, in case you want to stock up at a steep discount while you still can. And hey, maybe it's time to root around in the back of your closet for one of those tight dresses from your "going-out" days and take it out on the town.