On social media this week I noticed some disappointed comments from parents who heard Gymboree Stores are closing all 900 of its stores in 2019 according to CNBC and unnamed sources. The company is reportedly filing for bankruptcy for the second time. For many parents who like affordable, colorful kids clothes, Gymboree is a go-to store because they’re easy to find and located in malls. There are 14 Gymboree stores including three outlets in the Atlanta metropolitan area. I’ll share a few quick facts you need to know about Gymboree stores closing for good this year. My commission-earning affiliate links to Gymboree Clothing online are below.
1. Gymboree’s Online Store Is Open (For Now)
For now, the Gymboree online clothing remains open with great savings.
Gymbucks is the rewards program that helps shoppers save on future purchases. How does it work? “During redemption periods, cash in GymBucks to save $25 on every $50 you spend. Show your GymBucks receipt in stores or enter your GymBucks code and PIN at checkout online.” Should you use your GymBucks ASAP? That’s not clear. But if you had enough to redeem, I’d do it for now while the online store is open.
When I stopped by the Gymboree site today, I noticed much of the inventory is marked down by 50% off.
2. High-End Janie & Jack is for Sale
If you love the Janie & Jack clothing line sold at Gymboree stores and online, keep your eyes open for business updates because Gymboree is selling it off separately from the stores.
Parents know the Janie & Jack line for its higher quality kids clothing, dressier options, and special occasion clothes. As a boy mom, I was impressed with the array of ties and jackets for boys that are often hard to find in stores.
3. Gymboree Play & Music Stores Will Stay Open
I remember when A.J. was a toddler, we attended Gymboree play centers classes featuring music kids under five years old. Don’t worry. Gymboree Play & Music Centers are not closing. They were sold to a separate entity in 2016. There’s no indication that Gymboree Play & Music Stores will close.
Comment below: Why do you think Gymboree stores are closing in 2019? What’s your go-to place for affordable kids clothes?