TOPSHOP and the Miss Selfridge websites have officially shut down and now products are only available via ASOS.
Topshop and Topman have shut their doors Credit: Collins Photo Agency
But the takeover doesn’t include stores, meaning 70 shops are expected to shut forever, putting 2,500 retail jobs at risk.
The deal means Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge websites have now redirected to the ASOS website.
If you’ve got a gift card, you should note that administrator Deloitte confirmed in December that you can only use vouchers to pay for up to 50% of a purchase.
That means shoppers will have to spend the same amount as the value of the gift card they want to use.
We’re checking if this is still the case, and if customers can use their vouchers on the ASOS website, and we’ll update this article when we know more.
The physical shops for each brand remain closed due to lockdown restrictions, so you’ll only find these deals online.
It’s unclear whether Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge shops will reopen once lockdown restrictions are lifted for customers to shop the remaining stock in person.
Retailers hit by Covid
THE pandemic has pushed struggling retailers over the edge. Here are some other high-profile retail names hit by the virus outbreak:
Aldo shoe shop went into administration in May resulting in five UK store closures and it’s searching for a buyer for the remaining business, though franchised stores are not part of the process and concessions remain trading.
Benson Beds fell into administration in June with Harveys Furniture and was quickly bought back by its owners in a prearranged deal.
Brighthouse fell into administration at the end of March.
Cath Kidston went into administration in April and its online, franchise and wholesale arms were bought back by its owners resulting in the closure of 60 stores and 908 redundancies.
Debenhams is set to close all of its 124 shops permanently and disappear from the high street after rescue talks to save the chain failed in December.
Harveys Furniture, the UK’s second-largest furniture retailer, fell into administration in June and continues to trade and honour existing orders while it plans to close 20 stores and make 240 staff redundant.
Laura Ashley said in March it would permanently shut 70 stores and cut hundreds of jobs after appointing administrators.
LK Bennet brought in administrators last year and is proposing to close stores and reduce rents to save the business.
Oasis and Warehouse The British fashion brands fell into administration in mid-April after failing to find buyers, and online fashion group Boohoo said in June it was buying the brands but closing all stores.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks and Jaeger owners fell into administration in November, putting 4,716 jobs at risk.
Monsoon Accessorize went into administration in June and was then bought out of it by its founder. The deal meant 35 stores shut permanently and 545 staff were made redundant – but it also saved 155 stores and more than 2,500 jobs across the UK and Ireland.
Sir Philip’s stores have also been hit by competition from online retailers such as ASOS and Boohoo.
In an announcement last month, Arcadia Group also confirmed it would shut another 31 stores, including 21 of the group’s Outfit shops.
Topshop’s flagship Oxford Street store is reportedly being sold off too.
The latest troubles for Arcadia come after the retail empire was saved from the brink of collapse in 2019 by Sir Philip’s wife and registered Arcadia owner Lady Tina Green after she agreed to bail him out.
The move saw Arcadia shut 48 stores and axe 1,000 jobs.
In mid-August, more than 43,000 retail jobs had been axed since the start of coronavirus lockdown as high streets struggled to survive.
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