Bankrupt fashion retailer Forever 21 has released the locations of 178 stores throughout the United States it plans to close as part of its Chapter 11 filing on Sunday. Forty-one of these stores are located in California, Forever 21's home state.

Forever 21 said the 178 stores are among its most unprofitable. It clarified these stores haven't been shuttered yet, but will be closed by the end of this year if it fails to reach a deal with its creditors and secure more capital funding.

If it does reach a deal, Forever 21 said it will remove these stores from its current closure list and draw-up a new one.

“We do ... expect a significant number of these stores will remain open and operate as usual, and we do not expect to exit any major markets in the U.S.,” according to a Forever 21 spokesperson.

The company also said it expects liquidation sales to conclude by the end of this year at the initial 178 sites. These stores' inventory amounts to some $80 million and the liquidation proceeds will assist Forever 21 in its quest for funding.

The company said its restructuring “will focus on maximizing the value of our U.S. footprint and shuttering certain international locations.”

Forever 21 operates 549 stores in the U.S. and 251 other stores worldwide. The planned closures are equivalent to about a third of Forever 21′s entire U.S. store system.

“It’s common practice for retailers in Chapter 11 to have a large pool of stores to close, but to then use that list to negotiate lower rents,” according to Bill Read, executive vice president of leasing, acquisitions and business development at Retail Specialists based in Alabama, noted CNBC.

“If they don’t get help, they close. Today’s landlords are fairly sophisticated and know how to play this game. ... They have had a lot of practice lately.”

Read's comments illustrate the pain the Forever 21 closures will inflict on U.S. mall owners nationwide. Forever 21 remains a top tenant to many of the country's leading mall owners.

Among the landlords to be heavily impacted by the Forever 21 store closures are real estate investment trust (REIT) Macerich, the third-largest owner and operator of shopping centers in the U.S.; Taubman Centers, Inc., another REIT that invests in shopping centers; and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE, the largest commercial real estate company in Europe.

There are 16 Forever 21 stores in Macerich properties, 10 in Taubman properties and 18 in Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield locations. These three firms together own 30 percent of the Forever 21 outlets scheduled for closure.

Forever 21 Here, a Forever 21 store is pictured on August 8, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Getty Images

Surprisingly, only one location on this list is located at a mall owned by Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner in the U.S. Simon is also one of Forever 21′s biggest unsecured creditors.

The list of Forever 21 closures grouped by state:

ALABAMA

Outlet Shops Of Grand River; 6200 Grand River Blvd., Suite 646, Leeds

Tanger Outlets Foley; 2601 S McKenzie St, Foley

ALASKA

Dimond Center; 800 E. Dimond Blvd. #199, Anchorage

ARIZONA

Arrowhead Towne Center; 7650 West Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale

Mariposa Mall (F21 RED); 250 West Maripose Road, Nogales

Scottsdale Fashion Square; 7014 E. Camelback Rd., #2433, Scottsdale

CALIFORNIA

2 Stockton Street (SF, CA); 2 Stockton Street, San Francisco

901 State St.; 901 State Street, Santa Barbara

Anaheim Plaza; 500 N. Euclid Street, Anaheim

Beverly Center; 8500 Beverly Blvd., Ste 835, Los Angeles

Chico Mall; 1960 East 20th St., Chico

Del Monte Shopping Ctr; 1500 Del Monte, Monterey

Fashion Island; 1101 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

Fresno Fashion Fair; 755 East Shaw Ave., Fresno

Galleria @ Roseville; 1173 Galleria Blvd,. #P107, Roseville

Galleria at Tyler; 3700 Galleria at Tyler Mall, Riverside

Garden State Plaza; 1 Garden State Plaza, Space #1006, Los Angeles

Glendale Galleria; 100 W. Broadway Ste E005, Glendale

Hillsdale Shopping Center; 396 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo

Hollywood & Highland; 6801 Hollywood Blvd. #1C-134, Los Angeles

Inland Center; 200 Inland Dr., San Bernardino

Lakewood Center Mall; 326 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood

Mission Valley; 1640 Camino Del Rio, San Diego

Northgate Mall; 5800 Northgate Mall #043, San Rafael

Northridge Mall; 400 Northridge Drive, Suite #D01, Salinas

Oakridge Mall; 925 Blossom Hill Road, #X-15, San Jose

Pacific View Ventura Mall; 3301 - 1 E Main St. #1260

Palladio; 410 Palladio Pkwy., Space 1941, Folsom

Parkway Plz; 415 Parkway Plaza #357, El Cajon

Pasadena; 35 N. De Lacey Ave., Pasadena

Santa Anita; 400 South Baldwin Ave, Arcadia

Sherman Oaks Fashion Square; 14006 Riverside Drive, Space #244, Sherman Oaks

Solano; 1451 Gateway Blvd, Fairfield

Sun Valley; 329 Sun Valley Mall, Suite #121, Concord

The Americana at Brand; 899 Americana Way, Glendale

The Galleria @ South Bay; 1815 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste 188, Redondo Beach,

The Oaks; 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks

The Plant (F21 RED); 7888-2 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys

The River at Rancho Mirage; 71800 Highway 111 Suite #B19, Rancho Mirage, CA

The Shops @ Tanforan; 1150 El Camino Real Ste 348, San Bruno,

Tulare Outlet Center; 1695 Rutherford Street, Space A010, Tulare

Tustin Marketplace (F21 RED); 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin

University Town Center; 4545 La Jolla Village Drive Suite #H10, San Diego

Valencia Town Center; 24201 W. Valencia Blvd. #139, Valencia

Vintage Faire; 3401 Dale Rd., #200, Modesto

Westfield Culver City; 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Space #1450, Culver City

Westfield Topanga Plaza; 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Space #60, Canoga Park

COLORADO

Denver Pavillions; 500 16th St Ste 178, Denver

Flatiron Crossing; 51 West Flat Iron Crossing Dr., #ANC04, Broomfield

Orchard Town Center; 14694 Orchard Pkwy, #300, Westminster

CONNECTICUT

Danbury Fair Mall; 7 Backus Ave. #M100, Danbury

Foxwoods Outlets; 455 Trolley Line Blvd. Suite 170, Mashantucket

Meriden Square Mall; 470 Lewis Avenue, Space 50, Meriden

Stamford Town Center; 100 Greyrock Place, Space #D-101 and #D-203, Stamford

FLORIDA

701 Lincoln Road; 701 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach,

Altamonte Springs Mall; 451 E Altamonte Drive #2329, Altamonte Springs

Destin Commons; 4224 Legendary Dr., Suite #F- 94, Destin

International; 2223 North Westshore Blvd Suite 2000, Tampa

Pembroke Pines; 11401 Pines Blvd, Pembroke

Rehoboth III Outlet Center; 36504 Seaside Outlet Drive, Suite 1200, Rehoboth Beach,

The Gardens; 3101 PGA Blvd., Suite C107, Palm Beach Gardens

The Mall at Millenia; 4200 Conroy Rd Ste #206, Orlando

The Shops @ Wiregrass; 28210 Paseo Drive, Unit #190, Building No. Two,

GEORGIA

Savannah Outlets; 200 Tanger Outlets Blvd. Ste. 191, Pooler

Stonecrest; 2929 Turner Hill Road N.E #2460, Lithonia

GUAM

Guam Premier Outlets; 199 Chalan San Antonio Suite 200, Guam

HAWAII

Ka Makana Alii (F21 RED); 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Ste. 712, Kapolei

Kaahumanu Center; 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., #1034, Kahului

Pearlridge Shopping Center; 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Ste #231, Aiea

Royal Hawaiian; 2301 Kalakaua Ave., Ste #209, Honolulu

IOWA

Outlets of Des Moines; 801 Bass Pro Drive NW, Space #120, Altoona

ILLINOIS

10 South State Street; 10 South State Street, Chicago

Forest Plaza (F21 RED); 6363 E State St. Space XF, Rockford

Geneva Commons; 122 Commons Dr, Geneva

Kildeer Village Square (F21 RED); 20393 N. Rand Road, Ste 126, Kildeer

Lincoln Park; 865 W. North Ave., Chicago

Old Orchard; 4999 Old Orchard Center #J6, Skokie

Water Tower Place; 835 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Yorktown Center; 300 Yorktown Center, Lombard

INDIANA

Clay Terrace (F21 RED); 14550 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel

Eastland Mall; 800 N. Green River Road, Space #318A, Evansville

Shops At Perry Crossing (F21 RED); 2539 Perry Crossing Way, Ste. 100, Plainfield

KANSAS

The Legend at Village West; 1817 Village West Parkway, Suite #F101, Kansas City

LOUISIANA

Lake Charles (F21 RED); 3401 Derek Dr., Lake Charles

Juban Crossing (F21 RED); 27853 Juban Rd., Denham Springs

Mall of Acadiana; 5725 Johnston St, Space #D-164, Lafayette

MASSACHUSETTS

343 Newbury Street; 343 Newbury St., Boston

449 Washington Street; 459 Washington Street, Boston

South Bay Center (F21 RED); 21-39 District Avenue # 39, Boston

MARYLAND

Ellsworth Place (F21 RED); 8661 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring

Montgomery Mall; 7101 Democracy Blvd, Space 1252, Bethesda

Tanger Ocean City; 12741 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Ocean City

Towson Town Center; 825 Dulaney Valley rd., Space #3025, Towson

Wheaton Mall; 11160 Veirs Mills Road, Silver Spring

MICHIGAN

Great Lakes Crossing; 4160 Baldwin Road Space #426, Auburn Hills

Macomb Mall; 32233 Gratiot Ave, Roseville

Tanger Grand Rapids; 350 84th St SW, #480, Byron Center

Twelve Oaks Mall; 27434 Novi Road, Novi

Woodland Mall; 3195 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids

MINNESOTA

Mall of America; 238 South Avenue #S230, Bloomington

MONTANA

West County Center; 9 West County Center, Des Peres

Summit Fair; 840 NW Blue Parkway, K-101, Lee’s Summit

Country Club Plaza; 111 Nichols Road, Kansas City

MISSISSIPPI

Crossroads Center (F21 RED); 15140 Crossroads Parkway, Gulfport

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville Outlets; 800 Brevard Road, Ste. 824, Asheville

Northlake Mall; 9801 Northlake Mall Drive Space #201

NEW JERSEY

Brunswick Square; 755 State Route 18 #190C, East Brunswick

Cherry Hill Mall; 2000 Route 38 #1175, Cherry Hill

Deptford Mall; 1750 Deptford Center Rd, Space #2111, Deptford

Hamilton Mall; 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing

Hanover Commons (F21 RED); 200-240 Route 10 West Space 6-9, East Hanover

Short Hills; 1200 Morris Turnpike, Space D123, Short Hills

NEW MEXICO

Santa Fe Place (F21 RED); 4250 Cerrillos Rd. #1030, Santa Fe

NEVADA

The Summit; 13925 S. Virginia Street, Reno

NEW YORK

490 Fulton St (F21 RED); 490 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Atlas Park; 80-40 Cooper Ave., Suite #4-002, Glendale

Crossgates Mall; One Crossgates Mall Road, #99x06, Albany

Destiny USA; 1 Destiny USA Drive Space #99X01, Syracuse

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls; 1965 Fashion Blvd. Suite 238, Niagara Falls

Gallera at Crystal Run; 1 Galleria Dr., Space #D207, Middletown

Jefferson Valley; 650 Lee Blvd. #D118, Yorktown Heights

Kings Plaza Mall; 5301 Kings Plaza #210, Brooklyn

Oakdale Mall (F21 RED); 601-635 Harry L Drive Ste. 41, Johnson City

Roosevelt Field; 630 Old Country Road # 2041 A, Garden City

Sangertown Square; 8555 Seneca Turnpike, Space # D06, New Hartford

Soho; 568 Broadway, New York

Sunrise Mall; 1107 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa

Tanger Deerpark; 152 The Arches Cir Suite 924, Deer Park

The Mall At Greece Ridge (F21 RED); 208 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester

White Plains Galleria; 100 Main St., Ste 221, White Plains

Woodbury Centre (F21 RED); 37 Centre Drive, Unit 010, Central Valley

World Trade Center; 185 Greenwich St., Ste. LL4435, New York

OHIO

Dayton Mall; 2700 Miamisburg-Centerville, Space # 300, DaytoN

Eastwood Mall; 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Suite #412, Niles

Kenwood Center; 7875 Montgomery Rd, #2435, Cincinnati

Liberty Center; 7530 Bales St. Space A-130, Liberty Township

Tanger Jeffersonville; 8000 Factory Shops Blvd. #845, Jeffersonville

OREGON

Valley River Center; 222 Valley River Center, Eugene

PENNSYLVANIA

1708 Chestnut Street; 1708 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Millcreek Mall; 5800 Peach St. Unit #450, Erie

Monroeville Mall; 266 Monroeville Mall, Suite 226, Monroeville

Plymouth Meeting; 500 W. Germantown Pike, Space 1355, Plymouth

Willow Grove Park; 2500 Moreland Rd, Ste 2001, Willow Grove

PUERTO RICO

Plaza Del Caribe; 2050 Ponce By Pass Suire #112, Ponce, PR 00717

SOUTH CAROLINA

Manolia; 2701 David H. McLeod Blvd., Space #1316, Florence

Tanger Outlets Charleston; 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston

TENNESSEE

Cool Springs Galleria; 1800 Galleria Blvd, Ste #2520, Franklin

Hamilton Place; 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., Chattanooga

TEXAS

Central Texas Marketplace (F21 RED); 2408 W Loop 340, Waco

Glade Parks (F21 RED); 1210 Chisholm Trail, Ste. 100, Euless

La Palmera; 5488 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi

Mall De Las Aguilas (F21 RED); 455 Farm-to-Market Rd. 375, Eagle Pass

Stonebriar Centre; 2601 Preston Road, Space #2148, Frisco

Tanger Forth Worth; 15829 North Freeway, #110, Forth Worth

Village at Cumberland Park (F21 RED); 8934 S. Broadway Ave. Ste. 448, Tyler

Westgate Mall (F21 RED); 7701 West Interstate 40, Ste. 542, Amarillo

Willow Bend; 6121 W. Park Blvd, Ste B121 & B214, Plano

UTAH

City Creek Center; 51 S. Main St., Suite 162, Salt Lake City

South Towne Center; 10450 South State St., Suite #2300, Sandy

Tanger Park City; 6699 N. Landmark Dr. Space #L150, Park City

VIRGINIA

Fair Oaks; 11750 Fair Oaks #H227, Fairfax

Macarthur; 300 Monticello Ave., Suite #255, Norfolk

Regency Square; 1404 N. Parham Rd. #1124A, Richmond

WASHINGTON

601 Pine Street; 601 Pine St., Seattle

Bellevue Square; 248 Bellevue Square, Bellevue

Outlet Collection of Seattle; 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Space 319, Auburn

Southcenter Mall; 467 Southcenter Mall #1545, Tukwila

Southcenter Mall; 836 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila

Trails At Silverdale (F21 RED); 11467 Pacific Crest Place NW, Suite C100, Silverdale

Valley Mall (F21 RED); 2529 Main Street, Ste. 128, Union Gap

WISCONSIN

Mayfair Mall; 2500 Mayfair Road #0208, Wauwatosa

West Towne Mall; 229 West Towne Mall #E16, Madison

WEST VIRGINIA

Morgantown Mall; 9311 Mall Rd, Morgantown

Huntington Mall (F21 RED); 500 Mall Rd. Suite 603, Barboursville

WASHINGTON D.C.

Shops at Georgetown Park; 3222 M Street, NW

Woodies Building; 1025 F Street NW, Suite #200