Another mid-sized retailer has faced the competition from online stores and fast-fashion retailer and will be forced to close all of its stores. The Huffington Post is reporting that clothing chain Bebe says that it is likely that all Canadian Bebe stores will be closed by the end of May.
Bebe’s current Candian footprint saw them with stores in some of Canada’s most productive malls. With Stores in Yorkdale, Square One, CF Chinook Centre and The West Edmonton mall, their failure stems not from a lack of exposure, but due to changing shopper retail patterns and consumer wants.
Currently, there has not been a public plan for the future of Bebe, however, it looks likely that the chain will continue to service Canadian customers through their online portal bebe.com