As of Jul 29, 2017, the company operated 2,660 stores under the 'Claire's' and 'Icing' names, of which 1,614 were located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and the US Virgin Islands, and 1,046 stores were located in Europe, as well as 650 franchised stores around the world.
During fiscal 2016, the company opened 6 stores and closed 106 stores in North America, and opened 3 stores and closed 60 stores in Europe. The company closed 50 net stores in the first half of 2017. In fiscal 2017, the company expects the continuation of underperforming store closures.
All stores are leased, and generally have initial terms ranging from five to approximately 10 years. Most stores are located in enclosed shopping malls, while other stores are located within central business districts, power centers, lifestyle centers, 'open-air' outlet malls or strip centers. In North America, stores are located primarily in shopping malls and average approximately 1,000 square feet of selling space. In Europe, stores are located primarily on high streets, in shopping malls and in high traffic urban areas and average approximately 665 square feet of selling space. Selling space represents approximately 85% of overall square footage.
|Total gross square feet (M)||2,709||2,759||2,921||3,057||3,170||3,117|
|Total gross square feet growth||-5.0%||-5.5%||-4.4%||-3.6%||1.7%||0.8%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||0.0%||-0.1%||-0.1%||0.2%||0.8%||0.4%|