Bath & Body Works Is Closing 50 Locations Nationwide, and Malls Just Won’t Be the Same

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Bath & Body Works plans to close 50 stores nationwide by the end of the year. The retailer’s parent company, L Brands, revealed that 50 locations in the US and one location in Canada will close in 2020, according to its first-quarter earnings report from last week. Most of the affected stores will be in malls, where the company expects foot traffic to go down due to social-distancing measures.

While your local Bath & Body Works might be closing, the brand still has about 1,700 stores in North America and an online store for all of your candle and fragrance needs. Though the majority of Bath & Body Works locations have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online sales have actually grown over the past year.

While the brand has yet to announce when stores will reopen, for the time being, you can still bring summer scents into your home via Bath & Body Works online.

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