Last month, clothing retailer J.C. Penney announced that it will be closing 138 locations nationwide due to heightened competition and low in-store sales. While this is unfortunate for some, the company’s loss could be your gain. Find out why below.
Why Are J.C. Penney Stores Closing?
The biggest reason: competition. J.C. Penney needs more money to continue to compete in the ever changing landscape of retail apparel. As CEO Marvin Ellison put it in a recent statement, the closures are meant “To effectively compete against the growing threat of online retailers.”
Liquidation Sales Mean Savings for Customers
So, what does all this mean to the customer? Savings! With store closings comes liquidations. J.C. Penney announced starting April 17th, liquidations will begin at all 138 closing locations. This is big news for thrifty shoppers who are looking for a bargain.
This means potentially large savings on men’s clothing with sizes to 6X and 60 waist.
During big chain liquidations, items can usually be bought for pennies on the dollar. Liquidation sales are a great way to renew and rebuild your wardrobe at a fraction of the cost – even with extended size clothing. Plus-size brands such as IZOD, Red Kap, Van Heusen, even the Michael Strahan Collection could be among the items on sale. This means potentially large savings on men’s clothing with sizes to 6X and 60 waist.
You might remember the liquidation sales that happened when select Casual Male XL stores changed to the more premium Destination XL. Usually, during big liquidation sales – the best deals to be found are on formal dress clothes, like blazers, slacks, and ties. During the Casual Male liquidations, blazers and suit separates that once retailed for $200 or more could purchased for up to 60% off. While it remains to be seen if the J.C. Penney liquidation will offer discounts as deep as those, you can be sure that deals will be plentiful.
Here is the full list of J.C. Penney stores closing. Find the one closest to you, and go shopping starting on 4/17:
Auburn Mall — Auburn, AL Tannehill Promenade — Bessemer, AL Gadsden Mall — Gadsden, AL Jasper Mall — Jasper, AL Military Plaza — Benton, AR Chickasaw Plaza — Blytheville, AR Riverview Mall — Bullhead City, AZ Downtown Bishop — Bishop, CA Sunwest Plaza — Lodi, CA The Village at Orange — Orange, CA Hilltop Mall — Richmond, CA Fort Morgan Main St. — Fort Morgan, CO Glenwood Springs Mall — Glenwood Springs, CO St. Vrain Centre — Longmont, CO Broadway Plaza — Sterling, CO Connecticut Post — Mall Milford, CT Jacksonville Regional Shopping Center — Jacksonville, FL Palatka Mall — Palatka, FL Dublin Mall — Dublin, GA Macon Mall — Macon, GA Milledgeville Mall — Milledgeville, GA Gateway Plaza — Thomasville, GA Tifton Mall — Tifton, GA Downtown Decorah — Decorah, IA Crossroads Mall Fort — Dodge, IA Penn Central Mall — Oskaloosa, IA Quincy Place — Ottumwa, IA Snake River Plaza — Burley, ID Eastland Mall — Bloomington, IL Fulton Square — Canton, IL Village Square Mall — Effingham, IL Freestanding — Macomb, IL Peru Mall — Peru, IL Northland Mall — Sterling, IL Centerpointe of Woodridge — Woodridge, IL FairOaks Mall — Columbus, IN Connersville Plaza — Connersville, IN Huntington Plaza –Huntington, IN Jasper Manor Center — Jasper, IN Logansport Mall — Logansport, IN Chanute Square — Chanute, KS Downtown Great Bend — Great Bend, KS Hutchinson Mall — Hutchinson, KS Freestanding — Lawrence, KS Winfield Plaza — Winfield, KS Cortana Mall — Baton Rouge, LA Park Terrace — DeRidder, LA North Shore — Square Slidell, LA Berkshire Mall — Lanesborough, MA Easton Marketplace — Easton, MD Rockland Plaza — Rockland, ME Lakeview Square Mall — Battle Creek, MI Delta Plaza — Escanaba, MI Westshore Mall — Holland, MI Copper Country Mall — Houghton, MI Birchwood Mall — Kingsford, MI Midland Mall — Midland, MI Cascade Crossings — Sault Ste. Marie, MI Central Lakes Crossing — Baxter, MN Five Lakes Centre — Fairmont, MN Faribo West Mall — Faribault, MN Irongate Plaza — Hibbing, MN Hutchinson Mall — Hutchinson, MN Red Wing Mall — Red Wing, MN Downtown Thief River Falls — Thief River Falls, MN Freestanding — Winona, MN Maryville Center — Maryville, MO Leigh Mall — Columbus, MS Southgate Plaza — Corinth, MS Greenville Mall — Greenville, MS Bonita Lakes Mall — Meridian, MS Oxford Mall — Oxford, MS Capital Hill Mall — Helena, MT Sidney Main Street — Sidney, MT Albemarle Crossing — Albemarle, NC Boone Mall –Boone, NC Eastridge Mall — Gastonia, NC Blue Ridge Mall — Hendersonville, NC Monroe Crossing — Monroe, NC Becker Village Mall — Roanoke Rapids, NC Prairie Hills Mall — Dickinson, ND Buffalo Mall — Jamestown, ND Downtown Wahpeton — Wahpeton, ND Fremont Mall — Fremont, NE Downtown McCook — McCook, NE Platte River Mall — North Platte, NE Rio Grande Plaza — Rio Grande, NJ The Boulevard — Las Vegas, NV Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza — Dunkirk, NY Westfield Sunrise — Massapequa, NY Palisades Center — West Nyack, NY Findlay Village Mall — Findlay, OH New Towne Mall New — Philadelphia, OH Richmond Town Square — Richmond Heights, OH St. Mary’s Square — St. Mary’s, OH Altus Plaza — Altus, OK Ne-Mar Shopping Center — Claremore, OK Ponca Plaza — Ponca City, OK Pioneer Square Shopping Center — Stillwater, OK Astoria Downtown — Astoria, OR Grants Pass Shopping Center — Grants Pass, OR La Grande Downtown — La Grande, OR Downtown Pendleton — Pendleton, OR The Dalles Main Street — The Dalles, OR Columbia Mall — Bloomsburg, PA Clearfield Mall — Clearfield, PA King of Prussia Mall — King of Prussia, PA Philadelphia Mills — Philadelphia, PA Bradford Towne Centre — Towanda, PA Lycoming Mall — Pennsdale, PA Willow Grove Park — Willow Grove, PA Citadel Mall — Charleston, SC Town ‘N Country — Easley, SC Palace Mall — Mitchell, SD Northridge Plaza — Pierre, SD Watertown Mall — Watertown, SD Yankton Mall — Yankton, SD Greeneville Commons — Greeneville, TN Knoxville Center — Knoxville, TN County Market Place — Union City, TN Athens Village Shopping Center — Athens, TX Borger Shopping Plaza — Borger, TX Heartland Mall — Early, TX El Paso Downtown — El Paso, TX Marshall Mall — Marshall, TX McAllen Downtown — McAllen, TX University Mall — Nacogdoches, TX King Plaza Shopping Center — Seguin, TX Bosque River Center — Stephenville, TX New River Valley Mall — Christiansburg, VA Tanglewood Mall — Roanoke, VA Pilchuck Landing — Snohomish, WA Pine Tree Mall — Marinette, WI Marshfield Mall — Marshfield, WI Richland Square Shopping Center — Richland Center, WI Rapids Mall Wisconsin — Rapids, WI Foxcroft Towne Center — Martinsburg, WV Downtown Sheridan — Sheridan, WY