Final closing date for Wakefield and Leeds Debenhams stores confirmed as new bargains announced

The final closing date for Wakefield's Debenhams store has been confirmed, just weeks after it reopened following months of lockdown.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 12:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 12:12 pm
The final closing date for Wakefield's Debenhams store has been confirmed, just weeks after it reopened following months of lockdown.

The ill-fated department store confirmed last year that it was preparing to "wind down business" after JD Sports pulled out of rescue talks, putting around 12,000 jobs at risk.

Online retailer Boohoo later purchased the 243-year-old department store in a £55m deal, but confirmed it did not plan to maintain any stores.

Stores across the UK reopened as lockdown eased earlier this month, with discounts across all ranges.

And further bargains will be introduced from tomorrow (Wednesday), with up to 80% off fashion and at least 50% off everything across the store.

But a spokesperson for the store has now confirmed the final closing date for 25 stores, including those in Wakefield and Leeds.

A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “Our stock is flying off the shelves and it’s no surprise with such great bargains available. Time is running out for shoppers to take advantage of the incredible discounts being offered at these 25 stores.”

Debenhams stores in Wakefield and Leeds will close for the final time on Saturday, May 8.

The full list of stores closing on May 8 is:

Blackpool

Bury St Edmunds

Crawley

Derby

Hemel Hempstead

Leeds City Centre

Lincoln

Luton

Middlesbrough

Northampton

Norwich

Nuneaton

Redditch

Scunthorpe

Southend-on-sea

Stevenage

Stockport

Sunderland

Telford

Torquay

Uxbridge

Wakefield

Westwood Cross

Wigan

Woking