High-end Winchester fashion store Cadogan and Co goes into administration – Daily Echo

A HIGH-END store within the coronary heart of a Hampshire metropolis is about to shut down with the lack of 9 jobs.

Fashion retailer Cadogan and Co, which has been in business for greater than 20 years and is situated on The Sq., in Winchester, has gone into administration.

The store will keep open to promote its remaining inventory, however the enterprise will finally shut, in accordance with directors Begbies Traynor.

The enterprise is the most recent in a line of effectively-recognized names to shut down branches - Subsequent, River Island, Jaeger, and Maison Blanc have all ceased buying and selling within the metropolis.

The altering face of the retail panorama additionally has new retailers shifting into town, together with TK Maxx who will transfer to The Brooks.

In the meantime Coretto based mostly the place Shoe Zone as soon as was on Winchester Excessive Avenue Avenue and Tesco will transfer in to the vacant area the place River Island was on the Excessive Avenue.

Metropolis councillor Ian Tait mentioned the information is a “devastating blow” to Winchester, and he praised the proprietor of Cadogan for his work.

He added: “The proprietor is such a great individual and had completed a lot for Winchester, he's eccentric in a great way he provides to the color of Winchester in a great way.Will probably be vastly, vastly missed. Individuals come into Winchester for the likes of Cadogans and the Hambledon. I feel it's a devastating blow for Winchester.”

Andrew Hook, supervisor at Begbies Traynor’s Salisbury workplace, mentioned the enterprise had confronted plenty of issues.

“Initially, the enterprise did effectively, with turnover reaching £,600,000 ten years in the past, however like many companies they had been subsequently hit by the monetary crash,” he added.

“The way in which individuals purchase has modified dramatically too, with extra and extra individuals migrating on-line as a primary port of name, and that’s hit companies like Cadogan onerous.

“On prime of that, in 2013 a delicatessen and cafe subsequent door additionally closed down, and footfall once more decreased considerably.”

Andrew Hook additionally mentioned the director of the enterprise additionally discovered that prospects would more and more await objects to be placed on sale, and suppliers usually arrange web sites which supplied reductions.

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