; Towson Town Center, Waldorf, 11110 Mall Circle; St. Charles Towne Center, Wheaton, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd. report in February painted an unflattering picture of executives promoting misogyny inside the company. In a call with analysts, Interim Victoria’s Secret CEO Stuart Burgdoerfer said the closings will occur over the next several months. Even before the pandemic, Victoria’s Secret was facing challenges. crisis on April 17, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. However, the companies agreed to terminate the sale after L Brands was forced to impose furloughs and mass store closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Direct sales grew by 85 percent in the first quarter compared with a 40 percent increase the year before and are at "record productivity" levels "to meet the significant and unplanned increase in demand," L Brands reported. Follow me on Twitter @rachsandl or shoot me an email rsandler@forbes.com. Victoria's Secret plans to close 53 stores in North America this year. Ending the agreement also avoided a lawsuit by Sycamore Partners, which had accused L Brands of breach of contract. While the company has yet to name which stores it plans to close, Maryland has 16 Victoria's Secret locations that could be on the list: Annapolis, 30 Annapolis Mall; Westfield Annapolis, Baltimore, 200 East Pratt St.; Harborplace and the Gallery, Bethesda, 7101 Democracy Blvd. — By Patch editors Megan VerHelst and Elizabeth Janney, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, US hits 100,000 new COVID cases in a single day, DoorDash just opened its first physical location as the pandemic fuels a ghost kitchen boom. Did we miss a store? In addition to the 250 Victoria’s Secret stores, L Brands is shuttering 50 Bath & Body Works locations. ; Centre at Salisbury, Towson, 825 Dulaney Valley Rd. I’ve previously reported for USA Today, Business Insider, The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose Inside. Victoria's Secret has closed eight stores in Canada so far in 2020. Additional closings are anticipated, USA Today reported. CEO billionaire Les Wexner endured harsh scrutiny for his ties to the now-deceased convicted predator Jeffrey Epstein. We compiled a list of all the closures that have been confirmed so far: *Correction: The Victoria's Secret store in East Towne Mall in Knoxville, Tennessee, has closed. Victoria’s Secret, which has 1,091 stores in the U.S. and Canada, will close 235 U.S. Victoria’s Secret stores and three Pink stores, with the rest of the closures taking place in Canada. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. I’ve previously reported for USA Today, Business Insider, The San Francisco Business Times and San. Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works are the latest in a series of retail closures prompted by dwindling revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic. An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the store at West Town Mall in Knoxville, Tennessee, as closing. Victoria's Secret is permanently closing a quarter of its stores in the United States and Canada over the next few months. Victoria's Secret, a popular women's lingerie retailer, has 1,091 stores in the United States and Canada. It's no secret that this lingerie retailer has been having problems in recent years as many women have decided the chain isn't relevant anymore and isn't inclusive enough. Victoria’s Secret sales were even more dire, falling 46% to $821.5 million, while Bath & Body Works dropped 18%. Earlier this month, luxury department store Neiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy after furloughing 14,000 employees and temporarily closing its 43 stores. The lingerie brand is closing stores across Florida, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. A spokesperson said it has plans to close up to two more locations in the country. While J.C. Penney plans to close about 240 stores, Pier 1 will close all locations. In April 2019, it was announced that Victoria's Secret would be closing 53 stores across North America throughout the year. 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Also slated for closure are 50 Bath & Body Works locations. A pedestrian walks past a Victoria's Secret storefront closed and boarded up during the COVID-19 ... [+] crisis on April 17, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. NYT Additional closings are anticipated, USA Today reported. Victoria’s Secret Closing 250 Stores; See Locations In Virginia.