That's what this blog needs: secret shoppers. One of Chris Moseley's blog operatives has learned that the North Park, TX location of Babystyle is set to close, making it the seventh store to close as part of the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
I expect the wails of mourning will be drowned out by the ruckus of a store-wide clearance sale; no one can outshop a Dallas mob, especially when there's babygear involved.
Anyone else hear of other Babystyle locations set to close? Drop a comment or an email with the news.
Update: Whoa, that's fast. As I was posting this, DT reader DP passes along word from a friend at the company that babystyle is closing another six stores. If you count the Cadeau store in NYC, there are 16 stores left. At the moment.
Update Update: Alright, I looked it up in the court filings. In a petition dated June 4th [today!], Babystyle says it's closed seven stores already, not six, and is pulling out of the East Coast altogether by asking the court to add Short Hills, NJ to the list of NY and MA stores it has tapped for closing. [I think both the Westchester/White Plains, NY and Glendale, CA stores are in the process of closing now. Anyone?]
Though it's gotten permission to close and liquidate seven more stores [not including NJ], the company says it plans "to continue operations at the following stores for the time being: Santa Monica, Burlingame, Scottsdale, and Santa Clara."
From what I can tell, the only stores babystyle has not sought permission to close are Manhattan Beach and Newport Beach; Bellevue, WA; Denver; one store in Scottsdale; and Cadeau's NoLIta location.