British division retailer retailer Debenhams will completely shut its remaining shops on May 15, bringing the curtain down on 242 years of buying and selling.
Debenhams, based in London in 1778, began a liquidation course of in December, dealing a hammer blow to Britain’s retail sector.
While it has struggled for years, the affect of COVID-19 lockdowns pushed it over the sting.
Having already introduced 52 retailer closures as much as May eight, Debenhams stated on Wednesday its remaining 49 shops would shut on both May 12 or May 15.
Closures on May 15 will embrace shops in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Swansea.
Debenhams has been holding closing down gross sales, providing as much as 80% off style and homewares.
“Over the next 10 days, Debenhams will close its doors on the high street for the final time in its 242 year history,” Debenhams stated.
“We hope to see you all one last time in stores before we say a final goodbye to the UK high street.”
While Debenhams bodily presence within the UK will die, the model will reside on.
In January, on-line style retailer Boohoo bought the Debenhams model out of administration for 55 million kilos.