Debenhams plans mass (but short-term) re-opening

Debenhams is to re-open almost 100 stores on Monday as part of its final closing down sale.

Some 97 stores will open across England and Wales on 12 April. However, its flagship Oxford Street, London store and the 15 Scottish branches will not re-open.

The stores re-opening are: Banbury, Bangor, Barrow, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Beverley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Bromley, Bury, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Cardiff, Carlisle, Carmarthen, Chelmsford, Cheshire Oaks, Chester, Chesterfield, Colchester, Coventry, Crawley, Derby, Doncaster, Exeter, Fareham, Gloucester, Gravesend, Guildford, Hanley, Harrow, Hastings, Hemel, Hereford, Hounslow, Hull, Ilford, Ipswich, Lakeside, Leeds, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Llandudno, Llanelli, Luton, Manchester, Mansfield, Meadowhall, Merryhill, Middlesbrough, Newbury, Newcastle, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Plymouth, Preston, Redditch, Romford, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Southend, Stevenage, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton, Swansea, Taunton, Telford, Torquay, Trafford Centre, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Westwood Cross Broadstairs, White Rose (Leeds), Wigan, Winchester, Woking, Workington, Worthing, Wrexham and York Monks Cross.

The chain will try to sell its remaining stock, with reductions of up to 70% on homewares.

Stores will start to close permanently on 2 May and all stores will be closed by 15 May.

The Debenhams brand was bought from the chain’s administrators for £55m by Boohoo, which plans to relaunch it online next month.



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