Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.72 - Retail sale of footwear and leather goods in specialised stores

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
27 February 2023
Foreseen end date
31 March 2023


The Commercial Court of Annecy has pronounced the judicial liquidation of Solemma, owner of the Salamander and Reborn shoe brands, leading to the dismissal of its 100 employees.  

The company had been placed in receivership since 26 September 2022 and 19 shops will be closed in France.

A year ago, two buyers bought the Salamander subsidiary for the French and Belgian markets, which was threatened with closure. One of them mentioned a temporary cash flow problem and said he was shocked by the brutality of the court's decision.

The objective of Salamander's buyers was to transform the company into "Reborn", a new multi-brand shoe concept store, also offering its own brand and services based on social and environmental responsibility. A first shop was opened in Strasbourg.



Eurofound (2023), Solemma, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 108720, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108720.