As we posted last week, Toys “R” Us marked the latest retail company to file for bankruptcy protection in 2017, adding to a mounting list of retailers doing so within this year alone. Some retailers have even opted to file for a second time.

Changing consumer taste preferences, shopping behavior and the need for speed offer some of the reasons why the landscape has evolved so rapidly. At many malls across America, foot traffic is on the decline as online shopping surges. Internet behemoth Amazon's encroaching presence is on the minds of many, forcing retailers to either beef up their own digital operations, or risk falling behind.

In 2016, retailers that filed for bankruptcy included Aeropostale, Pacific Sunwear, Sports Authority and American Apparel (a “Chapter 22” filing). Retailers have not fared better in 2017. Below is a list of several of the retailers that have sought bankruptcy protection this year, from the oldest to the most recent filing:

19. The Limited

18. Wet Seal (“Chapter 22”)

17. Eastern Outfitters

16. BCBG Max Azria

15. Vanity

14. HhGregg

13. RadioShack (“Chapter 22”)

12. Gordmans

11. Gander Mountain

10. Payless ShoeSource

9. Rue 21 8. Gymboree

7. Cornerstone Apparel, the owner of Papaya Clothing

6. True Religion Apparel

5. Alfred Angelo

4. Perfumania

3. Vitamin World

2. Aerosoles

1. Toys “R” Us

Analysts are now closely watching apparel and accessories chains including J. Crew Group Inc., Claire’s Stores Inc., and Nine West Holdings Inc. because, like these other retailers, they have large debt loads, looming maturities, and weakening results that could force a restructuring at some point.