A|Wear Has Shut its Doors for a Final Time

The A|Wear store in Arklow was shut in mid-trading today.

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 A|Wear store in Arklow was shut in mid-trading today.
The A|Wear store in Arklow was shut in mid-trading today, with employees still in-store.

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 Irish retail store has recently been running a huge reduction on all stock, including massive mark downs on sale items and 20% off all new stock.
The Irish retail store has recently been running a huge reduction on all stock, including massive mark downs on sale items and 20% off all new stock.

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.

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