Department store chain Debenhams has confirmed that all of its remaining branches will close their doors for the last time next week.
This comes after the 242-year-old business was sold to online fashion retailer Boohoo Group.
The £55 million sale of Debenhams is for the acquisition of its name and brands only, not any of its physical stores, with Boohoo set to make the retailer an online-only business.
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By the end of next week, all remaining 101 Debenhams stores will have closed once and for all.
The slew of closures will begin tomorrow (Saturday, 8 May), with 52 stores set to close.
Then the final 49 branches will bid farewell to customers on either 12 or 15 May.
Debenhams emphasised that all stores will remain open and Covid-secure until their appointed time of closure, and added that its final sale will see up to 80% products.
A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “We are now heading into the final days of our closing down sale and this is the very last chance for our customers to take advantage of some incredible deals.
“With up to 80% off across our remaining stores, customers are urged to shop now while stocks last.
“Over the next 10 days, Debenhams will close its doors on the high street for the final time in its 242-year history.
“Our sincere thanks go out to all of our colleagues and customers who have joined us on this journey. We hope to see you all one last time in stores before we say a final goodbye to the UK high street.”
Read more about Boohoo’s purchase of the ill-fated department store chain below:
Boohoo Group buys Debenhams brand for £55m, but all stores will be gone from the high street