Bankruptcy seemed to signal the end for trendy women’s clothing retailer Dots, which emptied its 359 stores with going-out-of-business sales this spring, but a Florida firm in the retail industry bought the Dots brand and is slowly resurrecting it, saying it can avoid the problems that the juniors’ and plus-sized clothes retailer faced, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The retailer’s new owner — named New Dots LLC — plans to open 120 Dots stores by the end of next year, Chief Executive Swapnil Shah said. Shah said he worked out deals with some landlords whose storefronts became vacant when Dots, which employed more than 3,500 people, shut down. Some of the same suppliers that once stocked Dots’ shelves have agreed to send fresh merchandise, he added. Liquidators had a May 31 deadline to empty Dots’ stores, according to legal documents filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J.