BHS stores across the UK have launched closing-down sales as the 88-year-old chain is wound down following its collapse.
Shoppers, commentators and journalists have taken to Twitter to mark the demise of the department store retailer.
Many of the sales appear to have started just a day after former owner Sir Philip Green gave evidence to an MP-led inquiry into BHS’s demise. A number of stores had already been running sales since news of the administration in April.
At its flagship London store on Oxford Street, shoppers have been left in no doubt the end is near for the store:
The closing signs are now up at #BHS flagship London store. pic.twitter.com/xCUIthHtPJ— Emma Simpson (@BBCEmmaSimpson) June 17, 2016
In Newcastle, all available windows have been used to advertise the closing-down sale:
The advantage of a modern, glazed BHS - all the more room for 'Store Closing' posters. #Newcastle pic.twitter.com/Fefth6mPIx— Graham Soult (@soult) June 19, 2016
In Edinburgh, closing-down posters have appeared at the store on Princes Street:
Really sad to see the closing down signs on BHS Princes Street. pic.twitter.com/UZZwaoGK2V— Edinburgh Spotlight (@edinspotlight) June 19, 2016
In Wood Green, north London, it is a similar story with savings of up to 30% on some items:
#philipgreen #BHS stores are closing down from today. Pics https://t.co/RryGKl0YHk @BenJonesPicEd @TimesPictures pic.twitter.com/78gtONJBQJ— Matthew Chattle (@MatthewChattle) June 16, 2016
However, it remains unclear whether this will be the last we see of the BHS name, as Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is reportedly looking to acquire the brand and up to 80 stores.
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