Daily News: May 7, 2015

Gordon Brothers, Hilco to Close Simply Fashion and Dots Stores


Gordon Brothers Group and Hilco Merchant Resources announced they will begin going-out-of-business sales at Simply Fashion and Dots retail locations nationwide beginning today, May 7, 2015. Gordon Brothers Group and joint venture partner, Hilco Merchant Resources, will oversee the going-out-of-business sales on behalf of Simply Fashion and Dots.

Simply Fashion, a Birmingham-based women’s fashion discount retailer, filed for Chapter 11 protection on April 20, 2015 and on May 6, 2015, Gordon Brothers Group’s Retail Division and Hilco Merchant Resources were awarded the store closing process by the bankruptcy court. Store closing sales will offer discounts of up to 30% on all merchandise. Store furniture, fixtures and equipment will also be for sale. Gift cards will be honored throughout the sale.

“We anticipate that this will be a short sale due to the outstanding savings and the desirable assortment of fashions and accessories. Consumers are encouraged to shop early while the selection is best,” said a representative of the Joint Venture.

Birmingham, AL-based Simply Fashion was founded in 1987 as an affordable women’s clothing store chain tailored to urban women. Simply Fashion currently operates approximately 243 retail locations under the Simply Fashion and Dots banners.