(Bloomberg) -- Luxury department store Barneys New York is considering a bankruptcy filing, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.
Barneys, almost 100 years old, is working with Kirkland & Ellis LLP to prepare for a potential bankruptcy that could come in the coming weeks, Reuters cited one of the people as saying. Barneys has not yet made a final decision and is weighing other solutions.
“Our Board and management are actively evaluating opportunities to strengthen our balance sheet and ensure the sustainable, long-term growth and success of our business,” the company said in a statement to Reuters.
A Barneys representative did not immediately return Bloomberg’s request for comment.
Earlier this year, the company sought to downsize its Madison avenue store in an effort to reduce the store’s $30 million annual rent cost, according to the New York Post.
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