Rimrock Mall will lose another clothing retailer when Vanity closes its doors.

Mall officials learned of the closure Wednesday when Vanity announced it was filing for federal bankruptcy protection. Vanity was struggling against competition from online retailers, officials said.

The Fargo, N.D.-based retailer operated in a 3,615-square-foot space in the mall.

“Timing of the closing at Rimrock is still a fluid situation," mall spokesman Daron Olson said Friday.

The closure announcement comes on the heels of news last month that Rimrock anchor tenant J.C. Penney is closing 130 to 140 stores nationwide to cut costs. Penney plans to release a list of store closures in the coming months.

Vanity had launched more than 50 years ago and sold women’s clothing and other fashion accessories in malls across the country.

The mall has lost a string of retailers in recent years that have struggled to compete online, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Wet Seal and the Gap in 2015 and 2016.

Other retailers, however, have swooped in, including H&M, Torrid and Lane Bryant.

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Business reporter for The Billings Gazette.