Farewell Loehmann's! White Plains Store Going out of Business

The women's off-price department store chain is liquidating all of its 39 stores , including the White Plains location, after 93 years.

Loehmann's announced Thursday it's closing all of its stores, including its White Plains store.

The announcement comes after the company made an unsuccessful attempt in November to sell its stores. On Dec. 15, Loehmann’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the third time in its history.

More than $65 million of current in-season inventory and new arrivals from many of the top designer names will be liquidated during the store's close out sale, which began Thursday.w

The White Plains location was a go-to spot for many women looking to get the best deal on designer brands.

Below is sampling of some of the Yelp reviews for the White Plains store:

Paola C., New Fairfield, CT: How could you go wrong with a place that offers Italian Designers for 3/4 less than the price they go for originally.... who cares if its last season or two seasons ago. Some pieces are soooo classic you just have to have them no matter what!

Melia P., Bronx, NY: I love loehmann's. Great designer deals although the selection isn't always that best. The location in Tarrytown/White Plains is very organized. They even have a separate store just for men. The sale rack is a mess, as is the case in most stores. Just a heads up check your items well. Loehmann's uses these crappy hangers some there could be hidden snags.

Cheryl R., Oakland, CA:  A classic. An institution. Part of Westchester culture

On Friday, a Facebook comment from one fan suggests, "I would like a moment of silence in memory-all the fashionistas out will understand."

Another comment reads: "I worked at Loehmanns all through high school in the early 80s. Ill never forget cutting labels from clothing, typing tags on an old manual typewriter, inventory night, or the magic of The Back Room. It truly a special place and I am proud to have been an Associate."

In addition to the liquidation of merchandise inventories, fixtures and equipment from all 39 stores as well as the company’s Rutherford, N.J. distribution center will be sold. Loehmann’s stores range from 15,000 to 60,000 square feet in size, and average 28,000 square feet.

Do you have memories of shopping at the Loehmann's store? Tell us in the comments.

Jerry Eimbinder January 11, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Sad sign of the times.
Clifford Blau January 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM
The store isn't in White Plains. It's in Greenburgh. The city line is on the other side of Aqueduct Road.


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