One of Britain’s longest-standing department shops has revealed when its remaining branches with disappear for good, after coming into administration final yr.
Debenhams mentioned 49 final remaining retailers will shut on May 12 and May 15 – Newcastle on the latter date – following on from dozens of store closures this week, together with the one at Sunderland.
It mentioned consumers will have the ability to decide up reductions of as much as 80% off, though magnificence and perfume will be capped at simply 70% off.
A spokesperson for Debenhams mentioned: “Over the subsequent 10 days, Debenhams will shut its doorways on the excessive road for the ultimate time in its 242 yr historical past.”
The firm thanked colleagues who reopened 97 shops on April 17 to assist promote inventory for the chain’s liquidators.
“Our honest thanks exit to all of our colleagues and prospects who’ve joined us on this journey,” mentioned a spokesperson.
“We hope to see you all one final time in shops earlier than we are saying a remaining goodbye to the UK excessive road.”
The 242-year-old retailer was acquired by fast-fashion model Boohoo on January 21 in a £55m deal that excluded all 118 excessive road shops.
As a part of the takeover, 12,000 jobs had been misplaced in a single day, in a devastating transfer for Britain’s struggling excessive streets.
The on-line retailer mentioned it hoped to broaden into homewares by means of the acquisition – with the chain now working on-line solely in new palms.
The remaining handful of shops nonetheless in enterprise will shut on May 15 – reward playing cards, credit score notes, refunds and exchanges are not being accepted.
Debenhams shops closing on May 12
Debenhams shops closing on May 15
Leeds White Rose