What does shop a wet seal mean?

What does shop a wet seal mean?

Wet Seal is an American fast fashion retailer headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The “Wet Seal” name comes from a comment Huycke made during a fashion show commenting that a model wearing a bathing suit looked like a “wet seal”.

Is wet seal a good brand?

Wet Seal has a consumer rating of 2.96 stars from 73 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Consumers complaining about Wet Seal most frequently mention customer service and store credit problems. Wet Seal ranks 8th among Teen Clothing sites.

Why is it called wet seal?

Wet Seal was founded in 1962 as Lorne’s and was incorporated as Wet Seal in 1990. The name reportedly came from the founder’s wife who, at a fashion show, said a model in a bathing suit reminded her of a wet seal. In its heyday, the retailer expanded into multiple chains.

Is wet seal coming back?

Wet Seal returned with extended sizing, meaning the retailer is officially back and so much better than ever. Things weren’t going so swell for Wet Seal. The retailer filed for bankruptcy for the second time in its history in February 2017, so it looked like consumers would have to bid the brand a final adieu.

What happened to Anchor Blue?

Anchor Blue went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009. During this process they closed over 50 stores, including all their stores in Florida and Georgia. They also sold their sister brand, Levi/Dockers Outlet by Most to Levi’s Inc. In 2011, Anchor Blue officially closed all stores due to economic struggles.

Did Aeropostale go out of business?

The surge in denim and tiny-top sales comes barely five years after the company filed for bankruptcy. In 2016, Authentic Brands Group purchased Aeropostale out of bankruptcy for $240 million. “If we’re not selling enough to the people we want to sell to, we have to do something different.”

What happened Arden B?

Launched in 1998, Arden B was teen retailer Wet Seal’s answer to mall chains like Bebe, Guess and Express. Alas, the sexed-up separates brand has breathed its last, with Wet Seal announcing Friday morning that it is shutting down Arden B’s operations. The transition should take place by the back-to-school season.

Why did Millers Outpost go out of business?

Miller’s Outpost was founded in 1972 and had rapid growth throughout the late ’80s and early ’90s in the western U.S. After changing its name to Anchor Blue in the late ’90s, the company began to see poor sales. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009 and officially closed all its stores on Feb. 17, 2011.