2019 proved to be such an unsuccessful fiscal year for many retail chains, it sent some into downsizing their number of stores, and others into full bankruptcy. 

From the consolidation of JCPenney and Bed, Bath & Beyond locations, to the straight up 'going out of business' of Things Remembered and Dressbarn, here's a recap of some stores we lost around parts of South Jersey this past year.

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    Pier 1

    The home decor store announced the closing of more than 50 stores, according to USA Today, including Mays Landing. It will soon be replaced by Skechers.

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    Kmart

    Swallowed up by competitors Walmart and Target, South Jersey lost Kmart stores in Pleasantville, Deptford, Blackwood, and Somers Point, just to cite a few.

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    Charming Charlie

    The costume jewelry retailer went bankrupt and closed up shop in more than 250 locations, including the Deptford Mall. It now sells goods exclusively online.

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    Rite Aid

    The longtime pharmacy giant was bought up and converted to Walgreens.

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    Things Remembered

    The custom-engraved trinkets store also went bankrupt, and has disappeared from malls, including Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

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    JCPenney

    Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing was just the latest to lose its JCP. The department store has been liquidated, closed, and turned into a Shopper's World.

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    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Guess those 20 percent off coupons took their toll. Locations that are under performing in sales, like Washington Twp., are folding.

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    Charlotte Russe

    The fast fashion chain called it quits on about 400 stores, including in Cherry Hill and Mays Landing.

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    Destination Maternity

    Citing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Destination Maternity stores, like the one in Moorestown, could be in danger.

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    DressBarn

    All locations of the women's clothing chain, including Hamilton Commons in Mays Landing, will be out of business by the end of the year.

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    Forever 21

    The low-cost fashion chain loved by teens and social media influencers is closing more than 175 locations. On that unfortunate list: Deptford, Mays Landing, and Cherry Hill.

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    Payless ShoeSource

    No more BoGo's for us. The discount footwear chain is pretty much dead and gone.