Le Tote, Inc. and Lord & Taylor, which recently filed for Chapter 11, said they continue to review offers for a sale of the company and its brands. Meanwhile, the company added five more Lord & Taylor stores to the list of stores that are now participating in the store closing sale process led by a joint venture of Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers.
On August 2, Le Tote, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries including Lord & Taylor, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The company will simultaneously solicit bids for a going concern sale of both its Le Tote and Lord + Taylor businesses, and conduct targeted store closing sales.
Hudson’s Bay Company has completed the sale of Lord + Taylor to Le Tote, a leading fashion rental subscription service, for $75 million in cash and a secured promissory note for $25 million payable in cash after two years, subject to customary adjustments.