The clothing industry is ever-changing, and the rise of online shopping over the past few years has made it harder and harder for stand-alone stores to prosper. Popular teen retailer Charlotte Russe is the latest clothing store to take the hit. The one time preteen favorite and one of the first places to provide affordable plus-size clothing has announced that it's filing for bankruptcy. 

As you can probably understand, we're freaking out, and our hearts are slowly but surely breaking. Is this the end of Charlotte Russe forever? 

It's with broken hearts that we announce Charlotte Russe, the clothing store of our preteen years, has filed for bankruptcy. 

According to CNN, the retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close 94 stores of its 500 remaining locations. An obvious drop in sales over the past few years is said to be the cause of the filing. 

But let's not panic quite yet. The retailer will stay open in 400 locations, and you can still shop the brand online.

CNN also reports that the company hopes to emerge from bankruptcy with a new owner and a lighter balance sheet. The company has also accrued the money to keep open 400 stores for the time being. Until we have a final answer on the state of one of our old school faves, here are some new Charlotte Russe looks you can shop now. 

Leopard Metallic Heel Mule Flats ($15, Charlotte Russe)

Elevate your look with a on-trend pair of pointed toe leopard print mule flats, featuring a metal heel.

Ruffle Edge Ring Wrap Dress ($27, Charlotte Russe)

Let the compliments begin in this charming wrap dress, featuring ruffle trimming for a lovely touch.

Leopard Mock Neck Bodysuit ($19, Charlotte Russe)

Demand a double take in this allover-leopard-printed bodysuit.

Tiger Print Bodycon Dress ($25, Charlotte Russe)

Work the dance floor in this fierce tiger-print bodycon dress.

Floral Lace and Mesh Bodysuit ($27, Charlotte Russe)

This floral lace bodysuit is perfect for a night out on the town.

Leopard Rectangle Drop Earrings ($7, Charlotte Russe)

Throw on these trendy leopard rectangle drop earrings for a sassy touch.

Neon Def Leppard 1983 Graphic Tee ($19, Charlotte Russe)

Add a little edge to your look with this neon Def Leppard graphic tee featuring a cool cat design at the front.

Chain Link Trim Floppy Hat ($15, Charlotte Russe)

Say goodbye to bad hair days with this floppy felt hat featuring a gold-tone chain-link trim for a polished touch.

Leopard Cut Out Bodysuit ($24, Charlotte Russe)

Make a statement with this on-trend smocked leopard bodysuit, featuring a cutout in the front for a trendy touch.

Faux Suede Pointed Toe Stiletto Booties ($25, Charlotte Russe)

This sleek pair of pointed toe booties will give you a little boost in height and style.

Ombre Shield Sunglasses ($7, Charlotte Russe)

Add a megadose of style to your look with these ombré shield sunglasses

Plus-Size Cargo Pants ($33, Charlotte Russe)

The ultimate cool-girl cargo pants.


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