forever 21 bankruptcy

Forever 21 expected to file for bankruptcy

Your 12 year-old self is definitely crying right now, because it was just announced that Forever 21 is expected to file for bankruptcy. 

Bloomberg reported that the fashion retailer is preparing to file as they continue to struggle with debt, according to "people with knowledge of the plans."

The company, which has more than 800 stores worldwide and is considered by some to be one of the inventors of fast fashion, has been struggling financially for some time now. 

Bloomberg's sources said they've been in talks for additional financing and they've also been trying to restructure their debt, but to no avail so far. 

They said filing for bankruptcy would help the company close down unprofitable stores and recapitalize the business.

Although the move would help the company, Bloomberg says it could also cause issues for mall owners, as Forever 21 is one of the biggest mall tenants still in operation following many retail bankruptcies. 

It's hard to believe it wasn't too long ago that Forever 21 was the place to buy trendy, fashionable clothes. But in the age of online shopping and Instagram, it seems the now-dated chain just couldn't keep up. 

Lead photo by

Wikimedia Commons


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Fashion & Style

Major retail stores open and closed on Victoria Day 2022 in Toronto

Toronto's first downtown IKEA store opens this month

Simu Liu tells protesters at Toronto event he's anti-fur like they are

Popular indie clothing store opening second Toronto location

Small family business that lost storefront to lockdowns launches at major Toronto mall

The top 10 stores to buy a sofa in Toronto

There's a huge Reebok warehouse sale in Toronto next week with nothing over $40

Popular clothing brand is opening its first Toronto store and cafe