Debenhams reveals date for remaining shops closures forward of Boohoo future

Customers took advantage of price drops at Debenhams, which is closing after falling into administration

2021-05-05 13:41:00

Debenhams has revealed that its remaining shops are to close subsequent week – signalling the top of its 242 years on the excessive avenue.

The division retailer chain, which collapsed in December, stated its remaining 49 websites would shut for good on both 12 or 15 Could.

It had already shut 52 shops as much as 8 Could as inventory, which may solely be shifted as COVID-19 lockdowns eased, was offered off.

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A full checklist of the areas nonetheless open and their closure dates is under

Debenhams stated there have been “unmissable reductions” throughout all of the shops nonetheless buying and selling, with as much as 80% off all trend and residential and as much as 70% off magnificence and perfume merchandise whereas shares lasted.

A spokesperson stated: “We at the moment are heading into the ultimate days of our closing down sale and that is the final probability for our prospects to benefit from some unbelievable offers.”

The ultimate closing down sale marks the top of a staple on UK excessive streets and the lack of nearly 12,000 jobs although Debenhams will not be disappearing altogether.

Directors offered the model to online-only participant Boohoo for £55m again in January.

The corporate is predicted to relaunch the Debenhams on-line proposition later within the 12 months.

The announcement on the looming retailer closures adopted the publication of Boohoo’s annual outcomes which reported “early rewards” from its buy of the Debenhams identify and three manufacturers from inside Sir Philip Inexperienced’s former Arcadia empire – Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Wallis.

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The corporate reported a 35% rise in pre-tax earnings within the 12 months to twenty-eight February to £125m.

Revenues surged 41% because it benefited from the web buying increase in the course of the pandemic, which pressured non-essential retailers to shut their doorways.

Boohoo boss John Lyttle stated: “Our newly acquired manufacturers are being re-energised and made related for as we speak’s shopper throughout a broader market demographic.

“We’re very enthusiastic about their potential and are already seeing the early rewards from their development.”

The group stated it expects to publish 25% gross sales development for the present 12 months, with 5% of this from the just lately acquired manufacturers.

Boohoo shares had been buying and selling barely down in response.

Debenhams shops closing on 12 Could

• Ballymena

• Banbury

• Barrow-in-Furness

• Bathtub

• Beverley

• Blackburn

• Bournemouth

• Carlisle

• Chester

• Chesterfield

• Doncaster

• Gloucester

• Guildford

• Harrow

• Hereford

• Hull

• Lichfield

• Mansfield

• Preston

• Scarborough

• Warrington

Debenhams shops closing on 15 Could

• Basildon

• Basingstoke

• Belfast

• Birmingham Bullring

• Brighton

• Bristol

• Bromley

• Cardiff

• Chelmsford

• Cheshire Oaks

• Colchester

• Coventry

• Exeter

• Hanley

• Lakeside

• Leeds White Rose

• Liverpool

• Manchester

• Manchester Trafford

• Meadowhall

• Merry Hill

• Newcastle

• Newry

• Plymouth

• Romford

• Rushmere

• Sheffield

• Swansea

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