Toys R Us
Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in mid-September.

Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in mid-September.Getty/Bennett Raglin

This hasn’t been an easy year for the retail industry.

More than 8,053 store closures were announced this year. Mall traffic has dropped, and retailers such as Payless, Rue21, and Toys R Us have struggled to compete with ecommerce rivals.

For some companies, the pressure became too much. A growing list of retailers have declared bankruptcy.

Here are the most notable retail bankruptcies to happen in 2017:

Charming Charlie

Charming Charlie
Charming Charlie

The accessories retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December. Charming Charlie is seeking court approval to close 100 stores across the US, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Styles for Less

Styles for Less
Styles for Less

In November, the budget teen apparel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said in a filing at the time it had already closed 55 stores, USA Today reported.

Toys R Us

Toys R Us

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The toy retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-September.

Since it was taken private in 2005, Toys R Us has struggled to compete with both its ecommerce and its brick-and-mortar competitors, like Target and Walmart, that have built up their online business.

Aerosoles

Aerosoles
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Aerosoles Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-September.

The women’s shoe retailer said that it planned to significantly reduce the number of its stores in an effort to better compete with ecommerce rivals. Aerosoles had 300 stores around the world at the time it declared bankruptcy.

Vitamin World

Vitamin World
Vitamin World

The vitamins and nutritional supplements chain announced plans to file for bankruptcy in September. The 345-location chain said it hoped to end certain expensive lease agreements in restructuring.

Perfumania

Perfumania
Perfumania

The perfume company filed for bankruptcy in late August. In filings, Perfumania announced plans to close 64 of its 226 stores.

Gymboree

Gymboree

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The children’s clothing retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June. In July, Gymboree confirmed that it would be closing 350 of its 1,281 stores.

Alfred Angelo Bridal

Alfred Angelo Bridal

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