The Carson's stores in Indiana slated for closure are in downtown Indianapolis' Circle Centre mall, Anderson, Columbus, Marion and Elkhart.
A chip card system like the one Europe and Africa have used for a decade is now in effect in the U.S. as of Thursday.
The survey shows fashion bloggers are more inclined to spend on technology than in previous quarters.
Indiana Retail Council officials say having a tax holiday when people are preparing for their children to return to school helps businesses and their customers.
The National Retail Federation reports Halloween consumer spending will reach $8 million in sales this year, but one Bloomington store is going out of business.
There is no word yet on whether any Indiana locations will be closed.
Indiana retailers are pressing legislators to crack down on unpaid sales taxes from internet purchases.