Debenhams reveals the closure of 27 of its stores
The stores are open for the moment while the stock is exhausted
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Debenhams has confirmed closing dates for 27 of its stores and a date when all of their stores will be closed.
Debenhams was sold in January to online retailer BooHoo – but the deal did not include the company’s stores.
Physical stores recently reopened while all inventory is sold out, but it has now been confirmed that 27 stores will close by May 4 and all of its remaining stores are expected to be closed by May 15.
Closing of Debenhams stores on May 2
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Closing of Debenhams stores on May 4
Who owns which stores now?
Burtons and Dorothy Perkins
Online retailer Boohoo has purchased the Dorothy Perkins and Burton brands from the Arcadia Group. However, they did not take the actual stores, which will close permanently.
Fashion brand Wallis was also part of the £ 25.2million deal Boohoo has reached for parts of the Arcadia Group, including Burton and Dorothy Perkins, which means Wallis stores will also be leaving the High Street.
Topshop and Topman
ASOS bought this part of the bankrupt Arcadia Group, paying £ 292million for brands such as Topshop and Topman. The stores themselves were not part of the deal, so it looks like they will be closing.
Miss Selfridge was another of the brands that ASOS bought alongside Topshop, Topman and HIIT and will also mean stores close.
Boohoo also bought the Debenhams in a £ 55million deal that saw the 242-year-old company name survive, but all 118 stores have closed.
Oasis and warehouse
Boohoo has grown in recent years – in 2020 they bought the Oasis and Warehouse online item for £ 5.25million as stores had already closed.
Karen Millen & Coast
Boohoo also purchased the Karen Millen and Coast brands in 2019 when it entered administration and stores closed.
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