Updated Jan. 28, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET: After filing for bankruptcy on Jan. 17, Gymboree began closing all 800 Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet and Crazy 8 stores. According to USA Today, customers will have until Feb. 16 to redeem any outstanding gift cards. The company’s loyalty programs, GymBucks and Gymboree Rewards, are no longer being honored. Additionally, after placing a call to a local Janie and Jack store — Gymboree’s high-end entity — SheKnows editors learned the same policy will apply toward gift cards in all 139 of their retail locations. No word on whether Janie and Jack will be closing.
Original story, published Jan. 16, 2019: Say it ain’t so! Gymboree, beloved national kids clothing staple, is soon to be no more. The company first ran into trouble in June 2017 when it filed for bankruptcy. But by September, things seemed to be improving: reorganized and emerged from Chapter 11 before the year was up. Unfortunately, reemergences do not guarantee success, and the retailer still floundered. Now, after 40-plus years, Gymboree is closing all its 900 stores.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Gymboree will be refiling for bankruptcy as early as this week, and closures are expected to begin shortly after. But before the retailer shutters its doors for good, you can and should stock up on your favorite goods. These cute, affordable classics will still be in style next season and well beyond.
Here’s what to shop now at Gymboree — before it’s too late.
Made from cotton, spandex and polyester, these leggings complement any outfit. The best part? They’re fleece-lined, making them a warm wintertime staple.
Cozy leggings, $8.49 – $10.49 at Gymboree
If your peanut is a florals fan, be sure to grab this poppy-peppered piece.
Floral dress, $10.49 at Gymboree
Onesies are a new parent’s best friend, right? This one features a few furry friends kids will love.
Bodysuits, starting at $3.97 at Gymboree
Kids are hard on their clothes, so stock up on quality basics while you can.
Jeans, starting at $12.97 at Gymboree
Perfect polo shirt
And speaking of quality basics… If your kid is a burgeoning prepster (or just attends a school that requires uniforms), look no further.
Polo shirts, starting at $8.75 at Gymboree
This cheery pair will put a real spring in their step.
Shoes, starting at $3.97 at Gymboree
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