Debenhams is plotting a return to the high street under new owner Boohoo as it attempts to strike deals with major beauty brands.
But the fashion etailer’s boss John Lyttle said some beauty brands had refused to supply their products to Debenhams unless it had a physical presence.
Although the likes of Benefit and Ralph Lauren continue to supply to Debenhams as an online-only operator, the website does not stock major names such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent – both of which were previously sold in its department stores.
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