Debenhams sets date for closing its NI stores - ‘this is the very last chance for our customers to take advantage of some incredible deals’

Debenhams has said that its last stores will close on May 15 for the final time - as shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of remaining heavy discounts.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 1:57 pm

Debenhams has said 49 last remaining outlets will close on May 12 and May 15, following on from closures this week.

The department store chain collapsed at the end of last year, with the closure of all its stores confirmed after Boohoo agreed to only buy its website and brand in a £55 million rescue deal.

The group had already confirmed that 52 of its remaining 101 stores will shut on Saturday May 8.

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Debenhams store in Belfast's city centre which will close following the announcement the business has gone into liquidation. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

It said the remaining 49 stores will shut for good on May 12 and May 15 following its liquidation.

AND now Debenhams will offer up to 80% off all fashion and home and up to 70% off beauty and fragrance products, it has been reported.

A Debenhams spokesman 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.

“Over the next 10 days, Debenhams will close its doors on the high street for the final time in its 242-year history.

The Debenhams store in Belfast's city centre which will close following the announcement the business has gone into liquidation. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

“We hope to see you all one last time in stores before we say a final goodbye to the UK high street.”

The stores due to close in Northern Ireland are - the Ballymena store on May 12 - and the stores in Belfast, Rushmere and Newry on May 15.

Some 12,000 workers in total are losing their jobs after efforts rescue the ailing store chain failed at the end of last year.

The business can trace its roots back 242 years to when one of its founders opened a drapers store in London.

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