United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
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

240 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
28 November 2019
Foreseen end date


The administrators of UK-based fashion retailer Bonmarché have announced that 31 shops are earmarked to be closed in December, making 240 jobs redundant. The remaining 285 shops will continue to trade, however, the future of these shops is subject to negotiation between the new owner and landlords.

The administrators said: ’We deeply regret that, as part of the administration process, 30 stores will close and staff may be made redundant. We will be working with the Redundancy Payments Office to support the affected employees.’

Bonmarché was founded in 1982 and at its peak it had 380 shops and employed over 4000 people. It entered into administration in October 2019, making 25 management and head office roles immediately redundant.



Eurofound (2019), Bonmarche, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99502, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99502.