US women's wear company B Moss Clothing Company has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest victim of slumping sales in the US.

It made the filing yesterday (3 December) at the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, according to the court's case information system.

B Moss Clothing, which has over 70 Stores located in 19 States, has posted the following message on its website: "Dear B Moss customers, as much as it breaks our hearts to write these words we will be closing our doors after 69 years in business."