Location of affected unit(s)
All over the Netherlands
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

935 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 August 2016
Employment effect (start)
12 August 2016
Foreseen end date


The Dutch clothing retailer MS Mode has filed for bankruptcy, and its 935 employees in its 130 stores across the Netherlands and the international head office in Diemen (West Netherlands) will become unemployed. The bankruptcy follows several years of careful growth since 2011, but disappointing sales during the last winter with soft weather proved too much. Talks with potential buyers have been underway for a while, but there are no indications as of yet that they have succeeded. Outside of the Netherlands, MS Mode has an additional 270 stores in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Spain. The roughly 1350 employees outside of the Netherlands remain, as of yet, unaffected.


  • 11 August 2016: De FinanciĆ«le Telegraaf
  • 11 August 2016: fd.nl
  • 5 August 2016: fd.nl


Eurofound (2016), MS Mode, Bankruptcy in Netherlands, factsheet number 88370, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88370.