Victoria's Secret to close 23% of its North American stores
Victoria's Secret said it will close 251 stores in North America by the end of this year. That's roughly 23% of its store fleet.
More store closures could happen in the coming years, Victoria's Secret interim Chief Executive Officer Stuart Burgdoerfer said on a call with analysts on Thursday.
Burgdoerfer also said that L Brands expects Victoria's Secret stores will reopen by the end of July. L Brands shares rose as much as 12% in New York trading.
Specific locations were not announced. Victoria's Secret has more than 20 stores in the suburbs, including Aurora, Algonquin, Bolingbrook, Lombard, Schaumburg, Oak Brook and Vernon Hills.