What Happened to Casual Corner?

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Casual Corner closed all of its stores in late 2005. The company announced the sale of its stores to a liquidator in November 2005, and all of the stores closed by the end of the year.

Casual Corner was a women’s retail clothing chain that operated in the U.S. for over 50 years. Founded in 1950 by Stanley W. Vogel, it was purchased by the United Shoe Corporation in 1970. The stores originally sold sportswear but transitioned to business clothing in the 1990s. The company also operated Casual Corner Annex and Petite Sophisticate stores.

When the chain closed in 2005, it had over 500 stores and employed more than 9,000 people.