DEBENHAMS has revealed when 27 of its stores will closing down for good and promised to slash prices even further.
The department store reopened 97 of its stores on April 12 as lockdown restrictions were eased.
But the struggling retailer is only welcoming back customers in a bid to shift stock before closing its shops for good.
Some stores in England and Wales are due to close on May 2 with more shutting down on May 4.
The first round of store closures will include branches in Carmarthen, Newbury, Taunton and York Monks Cross.
The second wave will see stores in Beford, Hastings, Nottingham and Sutton shut their doors for good.
Debenhams stores closing dates confirmed
DEBENHAMS has confirmed when 27 of its stores will be closing for good.
Closing dates for the remaining branches are yet to be confirmed, but all shops will be shut down permanently by May 15.
Stores closing May 2:
- York Monks Cross
Stores closing May 4:
The exact closing date for the remaining stores is yet to be decided, but Debenhams told The Sun all of them will be closed by May 15.
The 243-year-old retailer previously confirmed it will not be reopening its 15 stores in Scotland following the coronavirus lockdown.
Prices have already been slashed in store and online by up to 70% but the retailer will reduce them further in stores that will be shutting down in early May.
Shoppers will be able to bag bargains of up to 80% off in fashion and home departments, while the price of beauty and fragrances will be cut by up to 70%.
A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “With such great bargains on offer, it’s no wonder our stock is selling out incredibly fast.
"Time is running out for shoppers to take advantage of the incredible discounts being offered at these 27 stores."
The high street chain was bought by Boohoo in January this year in a £55million deal that only included the retailer's name and website.
The 118 physical Debenhams stores, and their 12,000 employees, were not part of the deal putting thousands of jobs at risk.
All stores were forced to temporarily close when the UK was plunged into a third lockdown in January.
Twenty-one branches never reopen after lockdown restrictions were relaxed.
Stores that are open for clearance sales have Covid-secure measures in place to keep staff and customers safe while they shop.
This includes social distancing measures and extra hand sanitiser stations to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Shoppers looking to bag some discounts may want to check out Next as it launched a huge online sale this month.
Smyths has also launched a massive clearance sale on Lego and prices have been slashed by up to 75%.
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