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Lord & Taylor sale signs at Dulles Town Center. Photo courtesy The Burn

Lord & Taylor, one of the nation's first big department stores, will close its locations at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax and Dulles Town Center in Sterling.

The Dulles Town Center store, which has promoted "going out of business" sales since September, will close Christmas Eve, the Washington Business Journal reports. The Tysons Corner store on Jan. 31.

The Tysons Corner store will lay off 117 employees and the Dulles Town Center store 79 employees, the journal reported.

In 2018, the Lord & Taylor company was sold and plans were announced to close 20 percent of the company's stores, including the flagship location on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Lord & Taylor was founded in 1826 in Manhattan and moved to Fifth Avenue in 1914. The Tysons Corner location opened in 1990 and the Dulles Town Center store in 1998.

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