Forever 21 Store Closures: These Are the L.A. Locations Set to Shutter

The fast fashion retailer's shops in Old Town Pasadena, Westfield Topanga, and Sherman Oaks are among them.

Forever 21's efforts to stay afloat continue. Following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing at the end of September, the L.A.-based fast-fashion retailer will close up to 178 U.S. stores alongside the majority of its locations in Asia and Europe, per USA Today.

According to the national newspaper, Forever 21 plans to close 29 shops in California, including L.A.-area outposts in Old Town Pasadena, Sherman Oaks Fashion Square, Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia, Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, Valencia, Van Nuys' The Plant, Redondo Beach, and City of Industry, among others. Additional closures include Orange County shops in Anaheim, Newport Beach's Fashion Island, and Tustin Marketplace as well as locations in several San Diego shopping centers.

Cali stores in City of Industry, Escondido, Montclair, and Salinas are slated to shutter Sunday, Dec. 29; no final dates have been set for the remaining locations.

Forever 21 opened its first store, Fashion 21 (which is still in business), in Highland Park in 1984. The family-owned business rolled out major markdowns and unloaded merch at its first warehouse sale in August, and its stores' front windows have been emblazoned with "This Never Happens!" signage promoting under-$3 sale items. According to Women's Wear Daily, the company also announced the online and brick-and-mortar store closings of Riley Rose, the beauty and lifestyle retailer founded by Linda and Esther Chang, the daughters of Forever 21 husband-and-wife founders Jin Sook and Do Won Chang.

The beauty brand will be folded into its parent company's operations; Riley Rose's website notes that it stopped taking orders on Oct. 15, and "as of 10/28, we welcome you to our new home located on the Beauty by Riley Rose tab on"

See which Golden State stores are closing below, and see the full list of Forever 21's closings in the U.S. here.

Main image: Beverly Center

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