As of Aug 4, 2018, Kirkland's operated 426 stores in 36 states.

In fiscal 2017, the company opened 31 new stores and closed 17 stores. The company opened 16 stores and closed 8 during the first half of fiscal 2018. In fiscal 2018, the company expects to open 20 to 25 stores and to close approximately 10 to 15 stores, resulting in square footage growth of 2% to 3%.

All stores are leased, typically for 5-10 year initial terms, and many have termination options if sales don't reach certain specified levels.

At the end of 2017, 24 stores were in enclosed malls and 394 stores were in off-mall venues, including 351 in "lifestyle" centers and "power" strip centers, 15 in outlet centers and 28 freestanding locations. Stores averaged approximately 7,900 square feet. The average size of the new stores opened in fiscal 2017 was approximately 8,300 square feet, and new stores in 2017 will be primarily in off-mall shopping centers of similar average size.

TTM20172016201520142013
Stores426418404376344324
Store growth4.9%3.5%7.4%9.3%6.2%0.3%
Total gross square feet (M)3,3733,2993,1502,8822,5972,418
Total gross square feet growth5.4%4.7%9.3%11.0%7.4%3.1%
Avg store gross sq ft7,9007,9007,8007,7007,5007,500
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.5%1.2%1.7%1.5%1.2%2.8%