Dressbarn closing all its stores

The company that owns Dressbarn is closing all 650 of the women’s clothing stores, including the one located at the TangerOutlets on Burkhart Road in Howell Township, and the one located in the Green Oak Village Place shopping center in Green Oak Township.

Dressbarn — which describes itself as a specialty store featuring its own line of women’s casual, career and dressy fashions in sizes 2-24 — is owned by Ascena Retail Group, which also owns Ann Taylor and Loft.

According to news reports, Dressbarn, which has been around for more than five decades, has struggled to keep pace with fast-fashion retailers and off-price chains.

Customers can still shop from Dressbarn stores and online, as the closures won’t take place immediately.

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