Smaller stores may find customers are more likely to shop local to help support their communities.
Most men’s brands and stores are hoping for pent-up demand, but the category will need to be updated for comfort and performance.
The judge also allowed the company to continue to pay employees, honor gift cards and fulfill custom orders.
Tailored Brands and Le Tote with Lord & Taylor join the list of firms tripped up by dealmaking and now in Chapter 11.
The men’s wear retailer is parent company to Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and K&G.
The men’s retailer has warned that it may have to file bankruptcy in the third quarter.
Sales at all its nameplates, including Men’s Wearhouse, had been positive through February.