By now you may have heard that all the Rue 21 stores nationwide are closing forever. The brand has filed for bankruptcy three times since it first opened.

This time it is different. They are declaring bankruptcy now because they have not been profitable since they went bankrupt in 2017.

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According to, the company is around $200 million in debt. This is the final nail for the clothing retail store.

The CEO blames the pandemic, yet their problems go further back in time. Based in Pittsburgh, the company has 540 stores and almost 5,000 employees nationwide.

Rue 21 In Lufkin Mall Has Big Sale Before Closing Completely

Some of those employees are from here in the Lufkin, Texas area. I feel for them, and I don't know how they will keep working and get paid. The employees know they need new jobs by May 16, which is the final day the stores will open.



Stop by and get 30-50% off everything in store for a limited time.

All Sales Final as of May 3, 2024. Gift cards and returns on purchases made before 5/3/24 will be accepted through 5/16/24. As of 5/3/2024, the rue21 REWARDS program has ended, and any earned rue21 REWARDS must be redeemed by 5/16/24. As of 5/3/2024, no further promotions apply.

rue 21 Lufkin Mall
rue 21 Lufkin Mall

There will now be a large Rue 21-sized hole in hundreds of shopping malls nationwide. Most people are joking about adding Rue 21 to their resume, since soon it will no longer be in business to verify.

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