Frederick's of Hollywood closes all of its stores

Another one bites the dust.

Two months after Frederick's of Hollywood said that it will close at least one-third of its 93 stores to improve profitability, the risqué lingerie shop's website now says that it no longer has store locations.
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Instead, the retailer explained on its website that its "online store offers the same selection of products," and it encouraged visitors to shop the page with a free shipping offer.

Frederick's did not immediately respond to requests for further comment.

A mannequin is seen inside Frederick's of Hollywood. The lingerie business announced it is closing all its stores.
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The shift in strategy makes Frederick's the latest struggling retailer to leave behind the pricey operations of running physical stores, for the less cost-intensive world of online sales.

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Earlier this year, teen retailer Delia's said it would wind down its store operations and sell its merchandise on the Web. The brands are taking a page from retailers such as Linens 'n Things and Sharper Image, which despite closing all of their stores in 2008 have survived as Web shops.

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This isn't the first time Frederick's has faced financial troubles. The retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2000, when it operated 200 stores and had a reported $70 million in debt. It emerged from bankruptcy in 2003 following a massive restructuring. After going public in 2006, the company was taken private eight years later, in a transaction valued at about $24.8 million.

"We look forward to entering this new phase of the company's history and having access to the capital resources needed to implement a turnaround strategy that can take full advantage of the Frederick's of Hollywood brand," then-Chairman and CEO Thomas Lynch said at the time.

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