Cath Kidston shuts all 60 stores permanently

More than 900 jobs lost with closure of stores in UK and Ireland, but brand to trade online

The retailer has two outlets in the Republic – one on Grafton Street and the other in Kildare Village. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The retailer has two outlets in the Republic – one on Grafton Street and the other in Kildare Village. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Cath Kidston is to permanently shut its 60 UK and Irish stores with the loss of more than 900 jobs.

The fashion retailer confirmed its stores will not reopen once the coronavirus lockdown is over after the company’s owners secured a deal to buy back its brand and online operations following its fall into administration.

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