New Look reveals locations of three high street stores set to close this month after shutting another four in January – so is your local branch shutting for good?
High street retailer New Look will shut three stores this month after a string of closures in January.
The clothing brand, a staple in UK towns with more than 400 stores open in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 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 Looks in Coventry, Trowbridge and Kirkcaldy shut ‘following the landlord’s request to take the property back and exit the lease early’, the Mirror reported.
The fashion giant opened two new sites at the end of last year and with a further four planned.
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’
Is your local New Look shutting for good? The full list revealed
The full list of shops closing:
- Birmingham, Fort Shopping Park – January 9
- Trowbridge – January 23
- Coventry – January 29
- Birmingham, Bullring – January 30
- Walthamstow, London – February 4
- Grosvenor Centre, Northampton – February 15
- Kirkcaldy – early February
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.’
In March 2022, New Look had 440 stores open in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The news is a further blow to UK high streets, which are still in recovery mode post-pandemic.
Last month, Paperchase was bought by Tesco just hours after the stationery chain announced it had collapsed into administration.
And last week, fashion giant M&Co said it was shutting 170 of its shops nationwide, putting 1,910 jobs at risk.
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 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.
High street stationery chain Paperchase has fallen into administration, risking 820 jobs
Britain’s struggling high streets have been dealt another fresh blow as it was tonight announced fashion giant M&Co will shut 170 shops – putting 1,910 jobs at risk