More jobs lost as clothing store Sasha latest to shut
LIQUIDATION SYMPATHY FOR WORKERS BUT SHOP WILL NOT BE MISSED
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.