Major fashion chain set to RETURN to high street after closing all 170 branches – is a new shop opening near you?

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A MAJOR fashion retailer is set to make a surprise return to the high street after all of its 170 stores closed down.

M&Co fell into administration late last year and its shops disappeared from the high street in April.

M&Co will be opening 50 brand new stores over the next two years

Now Yours Clothing, which snapped up the brand name, is planning to open bricks and mortar shops again, HOAR can reveal.

The fashion chain will be seen on high streets again from this autumn and 50 new shops are expected to open over the next two years.

Exact locations and dates have not yet been confirmed by the company which already has around 150 locations under the Yours Clothing brand.

It comes after the retailer announced it is launching a new M&Co website, www.mandco.com, on June 21.

The new site will sell womenswear, including curve and petite clothing, with new ranges to follow in the future.

On top of that, there are also plans for an M&Co app though the full details on this are yet to be released.

Company boss Andrew Killingsworth said: “M&Co has an incredible heritage and a loyal customer following, and our goal is to honour that legacy by providing an unparalleled shopping experience while preserving the brand’s identity.”

“We are committed to bringing M&Co back to the high streets across
the country.

“Our focus is on delivering quality, trend-led and affordable products to our valued customers, as well as providing exceptional service and an enjoyable shopping experience both online and offline.

“We are confident that our revitalisation efforts will make M&Co a go-to destination once again.”

All M&Co shops closed at the end of April marking the end of the brand’s name on high streets across the country.

The struggling retailer collapsed into administration last year, but its brand and intellectual property were sold to Yours Clothing.

Branches launched huge closing down sales offering as much as 80% off before some locations started to shut up shop for good in March.

One shopper nabbed a £104 dress for just £10 in the sale.

Soaring inflation has left shoppers strapped for cash, and retailers are struggling to get customers to part with their hard-earned money.

More companies in England and Wales went bankrupt in March than at any point over the last three years, according to the Insolvency Service.

Some retailers are shutting a handful of branches, while others are set to disappear completely from the high street – like M&Co.

Popular stationery shop Paperchase fell into administration in February after it failed to find a buyer.

Supermarket giant Tesco stepped up to buy the rights to the brand, but not its shops.

The company closed forever on April 3.

Home retailer Argos announced it will close all of its stores in the Republic of Ireland this year.

The chain employs around 580 people in 34 stores across the country.

The high street chain will withdraw from Ireland completely on June 24.

The four remaining standalone Cath Kidston stores are set to close within weeks, once stock is sold off.

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