Lord & Taylor are sold for $ 100 million in clothing rental store after the nearly 200-year-old department store struggled in the digital age
- Le Tote Inc. from San Francisco, the company purchased from Hudson & # 39; s Bay Company
- Le Tote Inc. pays $ 75 million to close the deal and another $ 25 million over the course of two years
- Hudson & # 39; s Bay Company acquires a minority interest in Le Tote in addition to two seats on the company's board
- Lord & Taylor was established as a dry good store in 1826
- The company has struggled as more people shop online
Lord & Taylor, one of the oldest department stores in the country, is currently being sold for $ 100 million to a rental company.
Le Tote Inc. from San Francisco, the company purchased from Hudson & # 39; s Bay Company and paid in advance $ 75 million and the remaining balance over a two-year period.
Hudson's Bay Company acquires a minority interest in Le Tote in addition to two seats on the company's board, ABC news reports.
Lord & Taylor was founded as a dry store in 1826, but the struggling store has had to close many of its stores as more people turn to online shopping.
Le Tote Inc. from San Francisco, Lord & Taylor bought from Hudson & # 39; s Bay Company for $ 100 million. The New York flagship store becomes one
Le Tote was founded less than ten years ago, but hopes to bring their fresh canvas rental plan to the outdated store and its customer base
In early 2019, the company even closed its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. The store had been in the 11-storey building for more than a century.
There are currently 38 Lord & Taylor stores across the country.
Barneys plans to close 15 of its 22 stores after filing for bankruptcy in Chapter 11
Founded almost a century ago, the iconic clothier will keep its doors open at the 10-storey Madison Avenue store, but it has raised $ 75 million in funding to pay employees and sellers if it's looking for a buyer.
Shops in Chicago, Las Vegas and Seattle close together with 12 concept and warehouse locations.
Stores in Beverly Hills, California, San Francisco and Boston remain open, as well as two warehouse locations in New York and California. That means that 15 of the 22 stores will close its doors.
Hudson's Bay and a subsidiary will still own the stores, but Le Tote will operate from their facilities.
Le Tote was founded less than ten years ago, but hopes to bring their fresh canvas rental plan to the outdated store and its customer base.
Customers pay a monthly fee to have clothing sent to them before they have to be returned after a few days. The model has been made popular by Rent the Runway, who even have a flagship store on W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Hudson & # 39; s Bay is based in Canada and also owns Saks Fifth Avenue.
The news comes less than a month after the luxury department store, Barneys, announced it is filing for bankruptcy. The store said it closed 15 of the 22 remaining locations, keeping the store in New York City open.
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