Let the Sale Stalking Begin? BCBG Is Closing Stores

Photo via BCBG

Photo via BCBG

We'll always remember 2016 as the year that claimed some of the entertainment world's brightest stars. So far, 2017 is shaping up to be the year that killed the mall brands.

On the heels of news that Macy's will close 100 stores and The Limited has shuttered all of its locations, BCBG announced this week that it, too, is wrapping up some of its brick and mortar operations. Bloomberg reports that the company will reduce its real estate footprint to focus on licensing, e-commerce, and selling through other retailers. BCBG operated more than 175 stores in the U.S., including two in San Francisco's Union Square. (A third location, on Union Street in Cow Hollow, closed last fall.)

When you're on a budget, BCBG is a reliable source for dresses under $400, and it's even more affordable if you can find something acceptable on the sale rack. (Those bountiful sale racks, of course, are part of the problem.) For me, BCBG really wins with accessories—reasonably-priced costume jewelry, clutches, belts, and shoes. 

The good news: BCBG isn't going away entirely, and there are plenty of stores in San Francisco—Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy's, and more—that carry the line. A staffer at the Powell Street location says that the bigger of the San Francisco stores isn't going anywhere, but with the Westfield Centre store just a five-minute walk away, I would be surprised if both of the SF locations survived the cull. 

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