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Men’s Wearhouse Off-Price K&G Division Kills E-Commerce Site

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K&G Men’s Company Inc., a subsidiary of Men’s Wearhouse, has shuttered sales through its e-commerce site.

The website, kgstores.com, now displays a prominent message noting the e-store is closed and says, “Thank you to all of our loyal online customers for shopping with us. Although our ecommerce store is no longer accepting online orders, our retail stores are still open for business as usual.”

K&G offers clothing for men, women and kids, footwear and accessories and provides in-store tailoring. Store operations at its 100 retail locations across the country are expected to continue as normal.

This isn’t the first time an off-price retailer ceased web operations. TJX originally launched a retail website in 2004 but closed down after only a year, stymied by a weak response from customers. The company then streamlined its internet offerings and quietly relaunched its website last September.

Men’s Wearhouse had been considering strategic alternatives for K&G stores since last year, including a possible sale, but the company has not alluded to the e-store’s closure affecting plans for the brick-and-mortar spaces.

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