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Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins on Gibraltar's Main Street face closure

Main Street in a file photograph.
Main Street in a file photograph. / SUR
  • Breckland Trading Company Limited's managing director has announced plans to sell the existing stock and then close the shops down

Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins stores in Gibraltar, both of which are franchises, are likely to have to close down permanently despite hopes expressed recently by staff that they would not be affected by the closure of stores in the UK.

It was announced recently that several British fashion brands have been purchased by online retailers Boohoo and Asos, but that the deals did not include the physical stores.

Both of these franchises in Gibraltar are operated by Breckland Trading Company Limited, whose managing director Christopher Tombolis told a local TV station this week that the plan is to sell the existing stock and then close the shops down.

Gibraltar will miss these two big names in Main Street, and at present there is no news about who, if anybody, will take over their premises.