Shanton’s mystery buyer has been revealed

  • News
  • September 25, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Shanton’s mystery buyer has been revealed

Thirteen Shanton stores will re-open today and tomorrow with a new look and a new owner. The struggling womenswear chain went into voluntary administration in January, owing $7.8 million to 206 creditors.

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Womenswear chain Identity closing down with debts of over $2 million

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  • September 17, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Womenswear chain Identity closing down with debts of over $2 million

Receivers for struggling women’s clothing chain Identity have announced they are unable to find a buyer for the business, so it will have to shut down. They said the closure reflected the current difficult trading conditions in the retail clothing industry, as shown by the struggles of Jean Jones, Shanton and Postie+.

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New hope for Shanton Fashions

  • News
  • July 30, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
New hope for Shanton Fashions

After more than six months of trouble and uncertainty, a mystery buyer has scooped up womenswear chain Shanton Fashions. Liquidator Gareth Hoole declined to reveal the identity of the buyer, but confirmed that they were based in New Zealand. He told The Register that there would likely be publicity around a rebranding of Shanton, if the buyer chose to go down that path.

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Shanton Fashions in liquidation

  • News
  • June 30, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Shanton Fashions in liquidation

After months of uncertainty, New Zealand womenswear label Shanton Fashions has finally tipped into liquidation. It is to be listed for sale as a going concern and if this is unsuccessful, its assets will go in a forced sale.

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Commercial property and business needs to respond to change

  • Opinion
  • June 30, 2015
  • Paul Keane
Commercial property and business needs to respond to change

The executive chairman of property, design and research specialist agency RCG, Paul Keane, explores what retailers can learn from the Greek economic crisis.

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