The City has just learned of the closure of Irish retail store, A|Wear. The news to A|Wear employees came this morning, 28 November, right in the middle of peak Christmas trading.
The boutique fashion store employs over 350 people across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and has been here since 1966. It has been a staple store in the fashion and retail of Ireland ever since.
There are a total of 117 full-time staff and 241 part-time staff employed between all concession stores and the head office.
The status of employees’ owed payment is not known yet. However, The City has been made aware that models of the recent online campaign for A|Wear were told they will not be getting the owed wages for their work.
The closure of the popular store has come as a shock for everyone. A|Wear Dundrum were conducting interviews only yesterday for a sales position in their store such as Closet and Mela. These brands were told by A|Wear yesterday to collect their stock in stores, which came as a shock to employees.
Latzur Limited, trading as A-wear, has been in the examinership process since October 8 as it tried to restructure and secure jobs at its 31 outlets.
The company had blamed high rents and increased competition for its difficulties.