More jobs lost as cloth­ing store Sasha lat­est to shut

LIQ­UI­DA­TION SYM­PA­THY FOR WORK­ERS BUT SHOP WILL NOT BE MISSED

Bray People - - News - Mary FOG­A­RTY

SASHA ON Bray’s Main Street has closed its doors for the last time, a sign on the door in­form­ing shop­pers that the cloth­ing chain’s par­ent com­pany has gone into liq­ui­da­tion.

Sasha had 42 out­lets and em­ployed around 300 peo­ple across Ire­land, ap­prox­i­mately ten of those em­ployed in Bray. Its shoe out­let across the street re­mains open, with prices slashed sig­nif­i­cantly.

How­ever, some lo­cal women when ques­tioned said that while they are sorry the work­ers have lost their jobs, the shop will not be missed. ‘The clothes and shoes were of­ten of a very poor qual­ity for the prices,’ said one woman.

‘Over the past num­ber of years I have bought the odd item there and al­ways been dis­ap­pointed. Seams have ripped, heels have scuffed or bro­ken and tops have shrunk. I haven’t shopped in Sasha for at least two years for that rea­son,’ said a shop­per on the Main Street.

‘I had to have one pair of shoes re-heeled three times be­fore I fi­nally threw them in the bin be­fore it me more to have them re-heeled than I orig­i­nally spent on them,’ said an­other woman.

There is still stock vis­i­ble in­side the Main Street Store but the shut­ters are down and there is no win­dow dis­play.

A state­ment from the com­pany said the High Court had ap­proved the ap­point­ment of David Car­son of Deloitte as liq­uida­tor to the par­ent com­pany, Den­holme.

Mr. Car­son was ap­pointed as ex­am­iner by the High Court in De­cem­ber, but the com­pany said there had been a ‘marked de­te­ri­o­ra­tion,’ in trad­ing con­di­tions since then and there was no longer a rea­son­able prospect of sur­vival for the com­pany. Staff mem­bers were told of the move last week.

Sasha on Main Street has closed its doors.

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