France’s Burton of London enters receivership

France’s Burton of London enters receivership

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Following an application by its director Thierry le Guénic, the mixed-fashion chain Burton


At the end of February, 26 of the company’s 110 outlets closed, resulting in the loss of almost 120 jobs. The job protection plan launched at the time covered a total of 220 positions, with the company also planning to sell around thirty shops over the following six months.

However, while a handful of shops have been sold since then, according to our information, between 20 and 25 shops went out of business for good in mid-June, notably in Saint-Brieuc, Beauvais, Le Mans and Brest in France. As a result of these closures, Burton of London is now down to around fifty stores, or half of its original network.

Sold for one euro by the Omnium group at the end of 2020 to businessman Thierry Le Guénic (HabitatPaule Ka

Recovery plan or possible sale? According to our information, the CEO still intends to revive the brand, focusing in particular on the men’s range, rolling out the Sauvage Poésie multi-brand concept and offering retail solutions to third-party companies. Contacted, he has not yet responded to our request.

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