Aeropostale Inc., the teen-clothing chain, filed for bankruptcy protection after battling its main supplier and closing hundreds of stores to stem years of losses.

The latest in a spate of high-profile retail bankruptcies was filed Wednesday in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. It follows meltdowns by American Apparel Inc., Quiksilver Inc. and Sports Authority Inc. For more see, Retail Outlook: More Deals, More Bankruptcies Ahead and American Apparel's Bankruptcy Underscores Challenges for Retailers.

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