New Look will close stores across the UK this month – is your local High Street branch shutting for good?
- Fashion retailer New Look will shut three of its UK stores this month
- Last month, Tesco brought Paperchase hours after it fell into administration
High street retailer New Look will shut three stores this month after a string of closures in January.
The fashion brand, a staple on UK high streets, will close stores in Walthamstow (London), Northampton and Kirkcaldy this month.
It comes after its Fort Shopping Park site in Birmingham, Birmingham Bullring, Trowbridge, and Coventry stores closed last month.
The New Look’s in Coventry, Trowbridge and Kirkcaldy shut ‘following the landlord’s request to take the property back and exit the lease early’, the Mirror reported.
A spokesperson for New Look said: ‘As part of the normal course of business, New Look occasionally closes sites, but also opens new stores when the right opportunities arise’
A spokesperson for New Look said: ‘As part of the normal course of business, New Look occasionally closes sites, but also opens new stores when the right opportunities arise.
‘While a small number of stores have closed in recent months, our most recent new openings were in November 2022 and we have plans for further openings in the first half of this year.’
The news is a further blow to UK high streets which are still in recovery mode post-pandemic.
High street stationery chain Paperchase has fallen into administration, risking 820 jobs
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Last month, Paperchase was brought by Tesco just hours after the stationery chain announced it had collapsed into administration.
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New Look previously announced it was expanding its partnership with second-hand clothing website ‘Re-Fashion’ as it launched six new in-store concessions.
These include Re-Fashion concessions within its Coventry, Nottingham, Peterborough, Leicester, Loughborough and Wolverhampton stores.
It comes amid a move to create awareness for more sustainable clothes buying.
The concessions offer vintage and pre-loved clothing including designer and sportswear labels, as well as vintage pieces.
In March 2022, New Look had 440 stores open in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
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