Preston French Connection closing its doors for good

Posted on - 21st August, 2020 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
French Connection Pic: Tony Worrall
French Connection will be closing after 20 years in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

French Connection in Miller Arcade will be closing its doors for good after trading for 20 years in Preston.


The UK retailer has stores across the country selling fashion clothing, accessories and homeware.

A member of staff at the city centre store told Blog Preston: “French Connection have been a great company to work for and it’s a shame that they will no longer have a store in Preston.

“We have so many regular customers who have become like family. I know the team will miss seeing them each week.”

French Connection on Fishergate
French Connection in Fishergate Pic: Blog Preston

The company was founded in the early 1970s by Stephen Marks, who is chairman and chief executive of the business.

The company secured cash funding of £15million in July after the company was struggling with reduced sales due to the coronavirus pandemic.

French Connection has been contacted for comment.

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