Debenhams to reopen 97 stores for 70
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Britain’s oldest department store will return to high streets next week as non essential trading resumes following three months of closures.
Debenhams bosses said branches will return for a last ever sale, as it prepares to close all remaining outlets following a Boohoo takeover.
The 242 year old retailer, which collapsed last year, will operate online only when stores permanently close their doors, with the online fast fashion giant hoping to step into homeware retail.
The closing down sale will offer up to 70% off fashion and home products, and up to 50% off beauty and fragrance lines.
The stores are reopening as part of Debenhams’ final stock liquidation process and will continue to trade for a limited number of weeks until the stock in the stores is fully cleared.
The company told The Mirror stores will start to close permanently from May 2, with the stock clearance completed and final stores expected to close by May 15.
Bosses added that stores have been made Covid secure, with hygiene and social distancing measures in place.
A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “This is the last chance for customers in England and Wales to visit their local Debenhams before sadly our stores close for good
“We will be reopening with a fantastic range of offers and discounts across all of our customers’ favourite brands and products.
“Stocks are limited and expected to sell out quickly so customers should visit their nearest store quickly to avoid disappointment. We are very grateful for the efforts of our staff who have worked so hard throughout the most difficult of circumstances to keep the business trading”.
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