Updated to reflect that J.Crew will be replacing Loft in Congressional Plaza.
Loft is closing its Congressional Plaza location in Rockville permanently tomorrow (Wednesday, January 26th).
Loft was originally known as Ann Taylor Loft. It was established in 1996 as an extension of the original Ann Taylor brand and offers more relaxed fashions for work and home, in the “moderate” priced category.
The selection provided at Loft initially was a more casual replica to that of the regular Ann Taylor, however has developed into its own brand, and now is known as a casual lifestyle brand. Loft also offers maternity clothing.
The Ann Taylor brand is marketed under five divisions: Ann Taylor, Loft, Lou & Grey, Ann Taylor Factory, and Loft Outlet.
Loft has other MoCo locations in Clarksburg (Loft Outlet) Gaithersburg, and Silver Spring. J.Crew will be replacing Loft in Congressional Plaza.