The difficulty of coaxing money — whether out of the coffers of lenders or the wallets of consumers — overwhelmed two more specialty store chains on Wednesday.
After a long struggle with declining sales and high levels of debt, Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. and eight affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, while Abercrombie & Fitch Co. opted to shutter its 29-store Ruehl concept after a five-year run and a one-month strategic review.
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