IS THE RETAIL COLLAPSE OVER? SHOPPING MALL OWNERS THINK SO.

Bon-Ton, Toys R Us, Sears, Claire's, Abercrombie & Fitch and Sam's Club are just a few of the major retailers that have shut hundreds of locations altogether across the U.S. this year, leaving a glut of commercial real estate on the market. Now, foreign brands and "e-tailers" like Warby Parker are helping to fill some of the millions of square feet of retail space that went dark last year. The new tenants have helped to ease concerns about an uncertain 2018 for shopping center owners.