Simply Fashion and Dots stores nationwide, including six in south Louisiana, are closing.

Going-out-of-business sales started Thursday.

Simply Fashion, a discount retailer of women’s clothing, accessories and footwear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The privately held company runs 243 stores under the Simply Fashion and Dots names. According to the chain’s website, there are Simply Fashion stores at 3155 Gentilly Blvd., 4800 Chef Menteur Highway and 4021 Berhman Place in New Orleans; 9828 Airline Highway and 5963 Plank Road in Baton Rouge; and 2001 NW Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette

Liquidators Gordon Brothers Group and Hilco Merchant Resources are managing the closings.

The company says all merchandise will be discounted, and store furniture, equipment and fixtures will be for sale. Gift cards will be honored.

Simply Fashion, which was founded in 1987, is based in Birmingham, Alabama.