As of Apr 29, 2017, Kirkland's operated 401 stores in 36 states.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 42 new stores and closed 14 stores. During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company opened 8 stores and closed 11 stores. In fiscal 2017, the company expects to open 25 to 30 stores and to close approximately 20 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 2016, 27 stores were in enclosed malls and 377 stores were in off-mall venues, including 333 in "lifestyle" centers and "power" strip centers, 14 in outlet centers and 30 freestanding locations. Stores averaged approximately 7,800 square feet. The average size of the new stores opened in fiscal 2016 was approximately 8,200 square feet, and new stores in 2017 will be primarily in off-mall shopping centers of similar average size.

TTM20162015201420132012
Stores401404376344324323
Store growth5.0%7.4%9.3%6.2%0.3%4.5%
Total gross square feet (M)3,1563,1502,8822,5972,4182,346
Total gross square feet growth7.4%9.3%11.0%7.4%3.1%10.6%
Avg store gross sq ft7,9007,8007,7007,5007,5007,300
Avg store gross sq ft growth2.3%1.7%1.5%1.2%2.8%5.8%