Why the stores close early on sundays? I just went to well known national department store to buy some clothes and had to leave because they were closing the store on 5 pm sunday evening. They are going to open on Monday at 9 am. What is wrong with this picture? They should keep the store open on sundays until 10 pm and open it late on Mondays if they want to. They are losing customers by closing way too early on sundays.