Where you might not shop in 2013

Collective Brands (Stride Rite, Payless)(Photo: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Collective Brands (Stride Rite, Payless)

2012 Announced Store Closings: 103

Part of the effort dates back to an August 2011 announcement to shutter 475 stores, or about 9% of the total.





Pacific Sunwear(Photo: AP Photo/Ross Franklin)Pacific Sunwear

2012 Announced Store Closings: 120

More than three years of losses had the West Coast, surf-oriented retailer downsizing beginning in 2011. Sales forecasts continue to be modest in the competitive teen apparel market.




GAP(Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images)Gap

2012 Announced Store Closings: 100

Sitting on plenty of cash, but a multiyear downsizing plan continues with 100 more stores. U.S. cutbacks were expected to total 700 stores between 2007 and 2013, and coincide with expansion into Asia.







Esprit(Photo: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg/Getty Images)Esprit

2012 Announced Store Closings: 93

Luxury apparel seller shutting down in North America altogether after losing over $200 million over a four-year period.

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