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Wet Seal clothing store closing all locations

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 14:04:34-05
Another teen retailer is closing up shop.
 
Wet Seal announced it is closing all of its stores and laying off its workers.
 
In a letter to employees, company officials say they were not able to raise enough funds or find a buyer to stay open.
 
The chain has 171 stores in 42 states. There are 3 locations in Las Vegas.
 
Times are tough for American retailers.
 
American Apparel LLC and Limited Stores Co. recently notified employees they would lose their jobs in connection with bankruptcy filings.
 
Sears and Macy's have also announced mass closures this year.