As of May 5, 2018, the company operated 462 stores in 45 states, including 36 Christopher & Banks stores, 33 C.J. Banks stores, 314 Missy, Petite, Women (MPW) stores (formerly referred to as "Dual" stores) and 79 outlet stores.
In fiscal 2017, the company opened 1 new stores, closed 16 stores, and converted 6 Christopher & Banks and 6 C.J. Banks stores into 6 MPW stores. During the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the company opened 3 new stores, closed 2 stores, and converted 1 Christopher & Banks and 1 C.J. Banks store into 1 MPW store. In fiscal 2018, the company expects to open 3 new outlet stores, close 2 outlet stores and 1 MPW store, in addition to converting 4 Christopher & Banks/C.J. Banks stores into 2 MPW stores.
All stores are leased, typically with a rental period of 10 years, and may contain a renewal option.
Stores are located primarily in shopping malls and retail centers in smaller to mid-sized cities and suburban areas. Approximately 78% of stores are located in enclosed malls that typically have numerous specialty stores and two or more general merchandise chains or department stores as anchor tenants, with the remainder of stores in power, strip and lifestyle shopping centers. MPW stores, outlet stores, Christopher & Banks stores, and C.J. Banks stores averaged approximately 3,900, 4,000, 3,300 and 3,600 square feet, respectively. Approximately 84% of store square footage is allocated to selling space.
|Total gross square feet (M)||1,774||1,784||1,844||1,938||1,921||1,935|
|Total gross square feet growth||-2.8%||-3.2%||-4.9%||0.9%||-2.1%||-7.4%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||3,800||3,900||3,800||3,700||3,700||3,500|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||0.1%||1.1%||1.8%||0.9%||5.9%||2.2%|