For the play center, see Gymboree Play & Music. In 1986, a retail store chain based off the Gymboree Play & Music centers was founded. On January 17, 2019, after years of financial problems, Gymboree filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and announcing the closure of all Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Crazy 8, and Crazy 8 Outlet stores as a result. The company also sold its Janie and Jack brand to Gap Inc. Despite the retail Gymboree stores shutting down, Gymboree Play & Music stayed open as it separated