Great Britain

Laura Ashley to reopen its Shipley, Ilkley and Skipton stores

LAURA Ashley has confirmed its stores in Shipley, Skipton and Ilkley will reopen later this month with a closing down sale.

Its Ilkley and Skipton stores will open its doors to customers on Sunday, June 21, while its Shipley branch, on Otley Road, will reopen the following day. The fashion chain filed for administration in March. 

The firm’s other Yorkshire stores in Beverley, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Northallerton, Sheffield (Archer Road), Sheffield Meadow Hall, Wakefield and York will also reopen this month, with reductions on fashion.

Laura Ashley’s extensive closing down sale launches with at least 50 per cent off fashion in-store and online, plus all furniture now 30 per cent off. Everything has been reduced and has to go, including stock being cleared from the warehouse.

The stores are ‘Covid secure’ and adhere to a strict policy of social distancing with a limited number of shoppers allowed in-store at any time, as well as regular deep cleaning. Card payments are encouraged.

Despite the store closures that will follow the ‘everything must go’ sale, the Laura Ashley brand will remain online, lauraashley.com, and at retailers nationwide.

The Yorkshire stores will continue to trade until further notice.

A spokesman for Laura Ashley said: “There are some fantastic deals to be found in-store, as everything is now reduced and, with at least 50 per cent off fashion, we expect clothing ranges to sell out fast.

“We are extremely mindful of the current Covid crisis and customers can be assured that the store will be Covid secure.”

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