http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...er-to-close-hundreds-of-stores-as-sales-slide I thought that we ought to have more "business of fashion" discussions, if anyone is interested. Excerpted: "Tailored Brands Inc. jumped the most in more than two years after announcing plans to close hundreds of stores, part of a cost-cutting push for the owner of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank. The Houston-based company plans to shutter about 250 locations this fiscal year, including all of its outlet stores, according to a statement Wednesday. Tailored Brands also is reducing expenses by about $50 million by slimming down its operations and overhead." "Tailored Brands, the largest retailer specializing in men’s suits, is scrambling to align its two major divisions. While sales have been growing at Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank faces a customer exodus. Last year, management abandoned Jos. A. Bank’s “buy one suit, get three free”-style promotions, irking longtime shoppers. That sent the chain into free fall. Jos. A Bank’s same-store sales plunged 32 percent last quarter, compared with a 4.3 percent gain for Men’s Wearhouse." "As part of the store-closing plan, the company will shut 80 to 90 standard Jos. A. Bank stores, as well as 58 outlet stores. Between 100 and 110 MW Tux stores also will be eliminated, part of a shift of tuxedo rentals to its full-line stores and partner Macy’s Inc." Apparently, a fake deal is better than no deal at all?