Subscribe
Brit + Co Logo

Looking for sweet cookie recipes,

the latest fashion trends and inspo,

or a way to up your calligraphy game?

We'll help you find something amazing ✨

Bebe May Soon Join a Growing List of Fallen Mall Heroes

And another one bites the dust. Fresh on the heels of the heartbreaking news that American Apparel, along with mall faves such as Wet Seal, The Limited, and BCBG (nooo!), would be shuttering their doors, Bloomberg is reporting that former Kardashian collaborator Bebe will likely soon be joining them.


The outlet says that while Bebe has no significant debt to speak of, it’s down about $200 million over the last four years. The company announced in February that it would be closing 25 of its approximate 170 Bebe and Bebe Outlet locations in 2017, but an unnamed source that is “familiar with the situation” tells Bloomberg that long-term plans actually reach far beyond that.

If the clothier has its way, the source says it will close each and every last one of its stores to rebrand itself as an online-only vendor, preferably without filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy (although breaking storefront leases may make such a move difficult).

The closing of every Bebe brick-and-mortar will likely come as a huge blow to women of the ‘00s, who could always rely on Bebe for an affordable bodycon akin to the Hervé Léger bandage dress that every celeb seemed to own back then. Its party dress selection, sexy heels, fitted denim, and sequined sportswear were all early aughts staples.

While we may no longer be hitting the clubs in the bodycon dresses of days past, we would certainly mourn the loss deeply in our nostalgic hearts.

RIP, Bebe of the ‘00s.

Would you be sad over the loss of Bebe brick-and-mortars? Share with us @BritandCo.

(h/t Refinery 29; photos via Bebe, Robert Mora/Getty)

Nicole Briese
Nicole is the weekend editor for Brit + Co who loves bringing you all the latest buzz. When she's not busy typing away into the wee hours, you can usually find her canoodling with her fur babies, rooting around in a bookstore, or rocking out at a concert of some sort (Guns N' Roses forever!). Check out all her latest musings and past work at nicolebjean.com.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*