|Vanity closing its stores after filing for bankruptcy
The Associated Press - March 2, 2017
FARGO, N.D. - A Fargo-based women's clothing chain plans to close its 140 stores after more than 50 years in business.
Vanity board chairman Jim Bennett tells KFGO (http://bit.ly/2lVRdS8 ) the company has filed for bankruptcy protection. Bennett says competition from internet retailers significantly impacted the company's bottom line.
Vanity employs as many as 1,700 people, with more than 100 employees at its corporate headquarters in Fargo.
Vanity has stores in 27 states, including South Dakota. There is a Vanity store in the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City.
Vanity was incorporated in 1966.