Under the new lockdown rules non-essential shops were forced to close their doors.
This means some of our favourite clothing stores have shut until at least December 2, including one of the most popular fashion retail outlets – Primark.
The store is a firm favourite among many shoppers, which not only sells clothes but also homeware and makeup.
But unfortunately like many other shops it was told to close and company bosses said they expect a £375m sales hit due to the new measures but has been urging people to buy gift cards online, according to BirminghamLive.
The company said: “To our Primark family, in line with government guidance, our stores in England will be closed from 5th November until 2nd December.
“We’ll miss seeing you around but look forward to welcoming you back soon. The safety and well-being of our valued colleagues and customers remains our top priority.
“We’ll still be hanging out on social media to provide a little entertainment and to keep in touch. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.”
Bosses of the fashion retailer also announced this week that they want to open 24 hours a day this winter when lockdown measures are hopefully lifted in December.
Associated British Foods Plc – owners of the retail giant – say the plans have been put in place to make shopping safer in stores and may help ‘separate’ people during the Christmas season.
According to the Telegraph, chief executive George Weston said: “If we are able to trade in some stores up to 24 hours a day, then we can keep people more separate from each other more easily.
“We can keep the stores safer if everyone knows there are plenty trading hours and they do not have to rush on a Sunday into a six-hour period.”
Mr Weston added: “It will give customers the confidence that there will be time for them to do their Christmas shopping on the high street between Dec 2 – I hope – and the 24th.
“And it will allow my business to sell a lot of its Christmas stock. I think it would be a great step forward for the high street to be allowed extend opening hours.”
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The retail giant said it is implementing operational plans which have been developed to “manage the consequences of closures” and is taking action to reduce its operating costs.”
However, there are ways to get some of your favourite Primark fashion items and here’s how:
Primark sales on Amazon
Amazon regularly sells Primark pieces online from other sellers across the country.
All you have to do is search Primark and you can find a whole host of items from clothes to items. However, be careful because these do not come from Primark directly and normally they are third-party sellers.
You can even get Prime delivery if you need a certain item that badly!
Primark sales on eBay
Like many other items, eBay is a popular marketplace for people either selling new or used items.
If there is a certain fashion item that you have been eyeing up then chances are eBay has it for sale. And if it is up for sale second-hand, you might get it cheaper.