43 Stores That Have Closed & You Will Never Be Able To Shop At Again
Linens â€˜n Things
One of Bed Bath & Beyondâ€™s biggest competitors was Linens â€˜n Things; a chain started in 1975 that sold household goods from dishes to cookware to household linens. You know, they sold linens… and things! At its height, Linens â€˜n Things had about 570 stores across the United States and Canada, but the store eventually began to struggle before it filed for bankruptcy in 2008. By the end of ’08, all stores were gone and only the website remained. After emerging from bankruptcy, Linens â€˜n Things set up shop as an online-only retailer, selling all the same sorts of things theyâ€™d once sold in their brick-and-mortar stores. But even that site eventually failed; the chain was sold in 2013, and the website was shut down five years later.