Five southeastern Wisconsin locations of teen apparel retailer rue21 have been marked for closing as the firm shutters hundreds of stores nationwide.

The rue21 website indicates that the Pittsburgh-area company will close its stores at the Midtown Center near N. 60th St. and W. Capitol Dr. in Milwaukee; N96 W19140 County Line Rd. in Germantown; 1160 West Sunset Dr., Waukesha; 1331 W Paradise Dr., West Bend; and 652 N. Edwards Blvd. in Lake Geneva.

The Associated Press has reported that rue21 will close nearly 400 of its roughly 1,200 stores as it turns more attention toward its online business. rue21 is among many brick-and-mortar retailers that have struggled amid rising online competition, changing consumer preferences and what some analysts see as a U.S. market…