The administrators of collapsed value fashion retailer Internaçionale have closed eight stores, making 91 redundancies.

PwC closed the stores this week almost a month after the retailer and its 89 shops fell into administration

PwC joint administrator and partner Bruce Cartwright said: “Since appointment, the administrators of Internaçionale have been assessing the viability of the company store portfolio.

“As a result of this ongoing review, the administrators have taken the difficult decision to close eight stores this week, which means that 91 staff working at these stores will be made redundant in due course. The PwC team is making every effort to assist staff at this difficult time.”  

They are the first store closures since Internaçionale appointed administrators at the end of February.

The chain collapsed after the retailer’s directors were unable to sustain a viable business in a competitive retail sector, PwC said.