Popular fashion chain closes its Rushden Lakes store - but new retailer already lined up

The shop was among one of the first to open at the retail and leisure development

Monday, 18th January 2021, 11:29 am

A popular fashion chain has closed its doors at Rushden Lakes.

New Look was among the first wave of shops to open at the retail and leisure development which has attracted millions of visitors since it first opened in summer 2017.

But bosses have confirmed the fashioner retailer, which sells clothes for women, men and teenagers, has closed its branch at the complex.

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New Look has closed its Rushden Lakes store
New Look has closed its Rushden Lakes store

A spokesman for Rushden Lakes said: “We can confirm New Look has closed at Rushden Lakes.

"We have a great new brand lined up for this space and are looking forward to announcing very soon.”

A post on the Instagram page for New Look Rushden Lakes says: "Our store is permanently closed, but you can still shop your fave styles online at newlook.com or once lockdown restrictions are lifted in our Wellingborough and Northampton stores."

The closure of New Look follows on from confirmation that Two Seasons and Jigsaw were closing in September, and Jack Wills shutting up shop there in October.

It's been a tough year for retailers with many shops and restaurants having to close due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

But despite this, some new names have added to the line-up at Rushden Lakes in recent months, including The Works, Levi's, Regatta and Mooch.

There have also been some changes to the store which originally opened as House of Fraser.

The shop, one of the site's anchor stores, recently rebranded as Frasers and now includes new departments Flannels, Sports Direct, Game and USC for the first time.

Rushden Lakes boasts more than 40 stores and 19 restaurants, including Chi, the Asian street food restaurant which opened last month.

To find out what's open for essential services, takeaway and click and collect during the current lockdown restrictions at Rushden Lakes, click here.

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