Abbotsford F21 Red is set to close.

Abbotsford’s F21 Red set to close

Highstreet location opened in January 2017

Despite only opening its doors in January 2017, Highstreet’s F21 Red store is set to close its doors in the near future.

The store’s parent company, Forever 21, announced on Sunday that it will be closing all 44 of its Canadian stores and up to 178 locations in the United States while restructuring its global business under bankruptcy protection.

There was some hype around the store’s official grand opening in Abbotsford on Jan. 21, 2017, with consumers lined up early to be one of the first 200 people to enter the store and receive a $21 gift card for the store.

F21 Red – a less expensive spinoff brand of the Los Angeles-based fashion giant Forever 21 – began opening stores in Canada in fall 2015, starting with Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario.

The Abbotsford location was the first of its kind in Western Canada. The 15,000 square foot store was supposed to be the first of 20 to 30 F21 Red locations over the next five years.

Abby News Facebook users didn’t appear to have much positive to say about the Highstreet location, with many users dissatisfied with the prices and the cleanliness of the store.

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