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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.

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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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