Online fashion retailer, Boohoo Group, is closing all Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton stores permanently after buying the brands from Arcadia for £25.2 million.
A total of 214 stores, including those in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester and Lydney, had been temporarily closed during lockdown three, but Boohoo has now confirmed that these stores will not reopen.
Boohoo will officially take over Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton on Tuesday 9 February 2020, with the brands continuing to trade online only.
Around 260 members of staff from buying, merchandising, design and digital will transfer to Boohoo, with some staff in head office and distribution being retained for the next few months, during an initial integration period.
The news comes after Boohoo announced it had bought Debenhams and would close all of its stores and that Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge stores would close permanently after ASOS acquired the brands.
Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton are the last Arcadia brands to be sold after the company went into administration in November 2020.