Good Bye ‘Dotty P’
Written by RADio Newsdesk on February 16, 2021
Article Published on Tuesday February 16, 2021 9:30 PM by RADio Newsdesk
Good Bye ‘Dotty P’
A popular clothing shop in Daventry has today signalled that it won’t be re-opening after the current Covid lockdown is lifted.
Situated in Foundry Court, Dorothy Perkins has served generations of shoppers until the onset of the present lockdown, when it was believed the the shops closure would be temporary.
There have been no direct statements or comments published about the closure of the Daventry Dorothy Perkins store, although it was mentioned that 214 shops were not part of BOOHOOS buyout deal.
The permanent closure is confirmed by a handwritten poster placed in the window of the shop.
The closure comes at a time where online fashion retailer Boohoo has bought Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton for £25m, completing the breakup of Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group.
The deal to buy the three remaining fashion brands out of administration didn’t include any of their 214 UK stores, which will permanently close and put about 2,450 jobs at risk. Nor does it include the group’s Outfit chain, which sold products from all Arcadia brands from its 65 stores. These stores will permanently close, with the loss of hundreds more jobs.
Boohoo said that it had agreed to buy “the e-commerce and digital assets and associated intellectual property rights, including customer data, related business information and inventory of the Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis brands”. Only 260 head office roles – involved in design, buying, merchandising and digital operations – will be transferred to Boohoo under the deal.
Our thoughts are with the staff that have lost their jobs at this difficult time.
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