B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Fashion Bug Women’s Clothing Store is Closing
Fashion Bug, a chain-based women’s clothing store located in the Burien Plaza at 158 SW 148th Street (near Safeway), will be closing soon.
The closing appears to be part of a strategy by the company’s new owners, Ascena Retail Group Inc., which recently purchased the chain and decided to close the remaining several hundred Fashion Bugs by early 2013.
Fashion Bug has over 600 locations in 39 states.
Ascena bought parent company Charming Shoppes for $890 million. In that deal they got Fashion Bug, Lane Bryant, Catherines Plus Size stores as well as Justice, Maurices and Dress Barn.
No word yet on when the Burien store will officially shutter, but when we checked in and asked employees Thursday afternoon (July 26), they acknowledged the closing and lamented their losses.