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Babystyle Files for Bankruptcy After Economic Downturn

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Babystyle.com: The parent company of babystyle, cadeau, and kidstyle has filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Babystyle made the following statement on its site: "Babystyle is sad to announce that we have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Due to this filing we are prohibited from accepting or issuing babystyle Gift Cards and babystyle Merchandise Cards at any of our remaining stores. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Any pending orders that have not yet shipped have been canceled and your credit card will not be charged."

The Ch. 11 filing asks for emergency permission to close 6 stores and conduct liquidation sales of those stores' inventories within the next five weeks, to maximize the value of seasonal merchandise. The stores slated for closing are:

The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA
Barton Creek, Austin, TX
Willow Bend, Plano, TX [which would leave just one store in Texas, in Dallas' North Park]
Roosevelt Field, Garden City, Long Island, NY [the Westchester and Short Hills, NJ locations would remain open]
West Farms, Farmington, CT [both MA stores would remain open]
Cadeau on Melrose, in LA [the NYC store would remain open]

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Charlieb February 12, 2009, 6:33 PM

I have over $500. Should I file a claim?

csnyder00 February 19, 2009, 11:10 PM

What have you learned? I too have over $500 dollars in gift cards. I was given a number to call to file a claim, but am not sure where that will lead…

Any insight you might be able to provide based on your efforts would be much appreciated.

Kind regards-

Charlie S

Anonymous March 5, 2009, 7:05 PM

Do you have the number? I would like to know how to file a claim.


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