Fashion store Dorothy Perkins to close Gosport shop after nearly 30 years in town

HIGH street fashion store Dorothy Perkins has confirmed that it is to close its Gosport store.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 5:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 5:08 pm
Dorothy Perkins in High Street, Gosport. Picture by Google Maps.

The women’s clothing shop, which is owned by Arcadia Group and controlled by Sir Philip Green, will be closing on Saturday, June 8.

This includes the Evans concession, also in the same building. 

A spokeswoman said that rising internet sales had contributed to the store’s closure.

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She said: ‘We are constantly reviewing our store portfolio across the group, investing in flagship stores, and increasing our brands' digital presence.

‘Our click and collect service across the brands is also proving a successful way of helping our customers collect their purchases at a location most convenient to them. 

‘We endeavour to offer current staff other employment options within the Arcadia Group.' 

Council records show that the building, 114 High Street, has been owned by the company since at least 1993.