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Debenhams has undergone huge changes in its long and storied history. The former department store chain was founded in 1778 as a drapers’ store in London. It went on to become one of the largest department store operators in the UK, selling a range of clothing, household goods and furniture from more than 150 branches at its height. The retailer collapsed into administration and underwent a CVA in 2019 as it grappled to stay afloat. In January 2021, the Debenhams brand and website was acquired by Boohoo for £55m. The retailer’s remaining stores were shuttered in May 2021 but its website remains popular.