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December 2014 Summary: The Deb Shops retail chain filed its second bankruptcy in less than four years on Thursday and said it may conduct a going-out-of-business sale at its 295 stores that specialize in teen and young women's fashion, according to court documents. Read more about The Deb Shops Going Out of Business on the Fashion Blog.

On January 7, 2015, they announced that they will close all 295 stores. The final sales occurred on March 30, 2015.

As of September 2015, the company returned as an online-only retailer selling plus-size clothing.

Later in 2018, they turned off their website.

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The business of fashion has a huge variety of career path opportunities. 

In addition to the popular options such as fashion designer, pattern maker, boutique buyer, fashion model, public relations manager, etc., the industry provides a huge assortment of additional career paths.  Keep in mind that in addition to trend forecasting, design & merchandising, clothing needs to be manufactured, warehoused, wholesaled, distributed, retailed, etc.  If you are looking for an industry with a huge list of career paths, look no further than the fashion industry.

After deciding what type of job you may want, it is important to find a good company for employment.  One company that you may find to be appealing is Debshops.  Debshops is well known in the industry and may be a good choice for you to research further.  Do you have an interest in working at Debshops?

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If you change you mind and realize that you may not actually want to work at Debshops, you can always research additional companies.  In addition to searching for work by reviewing company names, you can also search by category and by location from the links below.

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Employment options exist starting with the conceptual design of clothing, textile selections, through the process of garment manufacturing.   Distribution, logistics, marketing, and retailing also provide career opportunities for people interest in our industry.  The broad based of career options in the field of fashion & footwear is extraordinary.

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Please only apply to job offers that match your skills.  If you don't currently have the skills required, you may want to go to a fashion school or work as an intern.  Many clothing companies are looking for leaders, visionaries, and creative people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get any task completed.  If you want to work at Debshops, you should interview well and then continue to work as hard as you can for the remainder of your career.

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Good luck with your exploration of Debshops career opportunities.  We certainly hope that you find the job that you are seeking.

Below is for historical reference only (company history prior to the 2014 bankruptcy:

Established in 1932, Deb Shops was originally known as Joy Hosiery, a leading retailer of foundation garments in and around Philadelphia. Today, the company has evolved to become a nationwide leading junior apparel retailer under the brand names DEB, DEB Plus, CSO, and Tops 'n Bottoms. There are over 300 stores in 40 states. Beginning in the early 1960's, changes began to take place that would shape, what today is known as Deb Shops. First, the company's name was changed to Joy Shops and junior sportswear was offered at all of its stores. Second, the company expanded beyond traditional neighborhood and downtown locations in Philadelphia into the new shopping malls that began to permeate the suburbs. Finally, in the late 1970's the company purchased Deb, a New Jersey based chain of junior apparel stores that lead to our current name. The move marked the beginning of an expansion that would take us from local to regional to a leading national chain.

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