Teen apparel chains hit hardest in decline of mall traffic

The decline in U.S. mall traffic has affected many retailers, especially teen clothing chains. Younger shoppers are instead going online to see the latest fashion trends. This holiday season was marked by retailers Deb Shops and Delia's filing for bankruptcy, and the threat of closure from struggling brands Wet Seal and Body Central Corp. It seems a rebounding economy and lower gas prices are not bringing consumers back into malls. Story