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Phillips-Van Heusen Closing Stores; Updated 2009 Store Closure List

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Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., which owns the Calvin Klein, Izod and Van Heusen clothing brands, said Wednesday it will close 175 stores and lay off 400 employees due to the recession.

About 250 of the layoffs will come from the company's salaried division, reducing that unit's work force by about 10 percent. The remaining 150 layoffs will come from the neckwear manufacturing division.

The company will also stop domestic production of machine-made neckwear, reduce its warehouse capacity and cut travel, marketing and administrative expenses.

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Bankruptcies and Liquidations:

Potential Bankruptcies & Liquidation Impact: 999 stores

Announced Closings

Total Closings: 323 stores

Potential Impact of All Announcements to Date: 1,322 stores

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