The Carson's stores in Indiana slated for closure are in downtown Indianapolis' Circle Centre mall, Anderson, Columbus, Marion and Elkhart.
Liquidation sales at the closing stores could start as early as Jan. 12.
Indiana shoppers are filling stores and malls as they join the hunt for holiday bargains during Black Friday.
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.
Retailers are hoping business will pick up since they missed out on the day-after-Christmas rush.
Bloomington business owners say Cyber Monday is not their biggest sales day.
Fifty one percent of shoppers are expected to do some type of 'showrooming' this holiday season.
Goodwill wanted to tap into the spending power of Bloomington's college students.
Local businesses are encouraging shoppers to come to their stores instead of major retailers, but they will not have the same long hours or big sales.
Simon Property Group is suing Indiana because it is not enforcing an online sales tax.