Jean Machine going out of business, will close all stores by February


Canadian garments retailer Jean Machine Clothing Inc. will close down all of its markets by the end of winter because of losses.

Jean Machine’s president Lisa Hryciuk signaled in a letter posted on the company’s social media channels that 20 of its discoveries will be shuttered by Jan. 31 and another four will be gone by Feb. 28.

All of Jean Manufacture’s locations are in Ontario and it stocks apparel from Guess, Levi’s, Jack and Jones and Buffalo David Bitton.

Hryciuk prognosticates Jean Machine’s e-commerce offerings will remain open, but there wish be no exchanges permitted for purchases made since Nov. 1.

Jean Machine send ined for bankruptcy protection in January amid increased competition in the denim room from Uniqlo, H&M, Nordstrom and other newer retail chains.

Jean Machine has been round for 42 years and is owned by Vancouver-based Stern Partners Inc., through Comark Employment Inc., which also owns apparel brands Bootlegger, Ricki’s and Cleo.

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