Debenhams to re-open Midlands stores in huge fire sale


Stricken retailer Debenhams is set to open some 97 stores across the UK from Monday (April 12) as part of a fire sale to clear stock before it closes for good in May.

The firm, which went under last year, will combine its reopening with the lifting of Covid restrictions on non-essential retail, promising up to 70% off fashion and homewares and half-price fragrances and beauty products.

Its stores will begin to close for the last time from May 2, with its final outlets shutting for good on May 15.

The brand will then disappear from the High Street after more than 200 years of trading.

The following stores will reopen in England:
Banbury, Barrow, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Beverley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Bromley, Bury, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Cheshire Oaks, Chester, Chesterfield, Colchester, Coventry, Crawley, Derby, Doncaster, Exeter, Fareham, Gloucester, Gravesend, Guildford, Hanley, Harrow, Hastings, Hemel, Hereford, Hounslow, Hull, Ilford, Ipswich, Lakeside, Leeds, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Mansfield, Meadowhall, Merryhill, Middlesbrough, Newbury, Newcastle, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Plymouth, Preston, Redditch, Romford, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Southend, Stevenage, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton, Taunton, Telford, Torquay, Trafford Centre, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Westwood Cross Broadstairs, White Rose (Leeds), Wigan, Winchester, Woking, Workington, Worthing and York Monks Cross.

… and in Wales:

Bangor, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Llandudno, Llanelli, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham.

Debenhams’ Scottish stores won’t be reopening, the company said.