Customers can find Fashion Bug clearance items on websites such as Tradesy.com, a resale clothing boutique, and eBay. All Fashion Bug retail stores have closed, as of 2013. Ascena Retail Group acquired Charming Shoppes, Fashion Bug's parent company, in June 2012 and decided to close all 600 locations.
Retail stores with merchandise similar to that of Fashion Bug include Lane Bryant and Catherine's, both also owned by Ascena Retail Group. Other stores include CJ Banks, Avenue, One Stop Plus, Sonsi and Women Within. Catherine's describes itself as a sister brand to Fashion Bug, for those looking for similar styles, and offers a clearance section on its website.
Tradesy has resale items from Fashion Bug that range from blouses to skirts and jeans with mark-down prices offering up to 90 percent off, as of 2015. Customers can also sign up for the Tradesy mailing list for $25 off their first purchase. Tradesy claims to only sell authentic designer fashion items that have been listed by other users of the site. However, if a customer returns an item found to be inauthentic, they can receive a full refund.