Major fashion retailer to abruptly close outlet store which offers up to 70% off – and shoppers will be gutted | The Sun09/20/2023
A MAJOR fashion retailer will abruptly close its outlet store and shoppers will be gutted.
ASOS is to shut its outlet department which stocks tens of thousands of third-party products at discounted rates.
The service was originally launched back in 2008 as a marketplace to sell end-of-season products with reductions of up to 70%.
But The Sun understands that the service will now close imminently.
The move puts 15 jobs at risk of redundancy but ASOS said that it is committed to redeploying affected staff into other roles.
An ASOS spokesperson said: "We are currently consulting with members of our outlet team on proposals to change how the department operates.
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"It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."
The closure of the outlet site forms part of ASOS' previously announced plans to reshape its business to deliver profitable growth.
It comes after ASOS launched its first occasion wear rental service with Hirestreet back in May.
Shoppers can rent out everything from dresses, co-ords and jumpsuits for 4, 10 or 30 days – and prices start from just £17, depending on how long you rent them for.
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And with some of the rental options retailing at £200, there's no doubt you're nabbing yourself a total bargain.
However, ASOS was slammed by shoppers earlier this year when it increased the minimum spend at which ASOS premier customers qualify for free delivery.
ASOS premier customers now have to spend a minimum of £15 to qualify for free next-day delivery.
But if you do spend less than £15, you'll still get free standard delivery.
Shoppers can pay an annual subscription fee of £9.95 to get premier delivery.
Before the change, these customers had to spend a minimum of £10 to get free next-day delivery.
The fashion brand first launched in 2000 and it sold clothes worn on TV by celebrities and famous faces, giving shoppers the chance to wear the same or similar clothes as their idols.
As the brand grew so did its offering and now as well as its own label products you can find a wide range of dresses, shoes, accessories, sportswear, haircare and cosmetics, to name a few.
We've spoken to shopping experts to find out the best things to buy from ASOS and what items to avoid.
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