Hamleys has launched a massive 50 per cent off closing down sale.
Hamleys, the toy shop based inside the Trafford Centre is closing down and everything is being sold off at half price. The retailer, best known for its flagship store on Regent Street in London, opened at the site in 2013 and has a planned closure date of December 29.
Shoppers have been busy making the most of the closure sale, which has launched in the run-up to Christmas and has seen the prices of all stock slashed by 50 per cent. Including Star Wars, Lego and Harry Potter toys.
A spokesman for Hamleys, which has been put up for sale by its Chinese owner C.banner, sparking interest from Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, told the MEN:
“As a business, we are continually reviewing our stores, formats and locations across our growing international portfolio which now extends to over 19 countries.
“With a strategic focus on continuing to grow our business profitably, and to be in locations where our customers want us, we have concluded that our Manchester store is sadly no longer a viable part of our operation.
“This was not a decision we took lightly recognising the impact this has on our colleagues in store and our customers.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our colleagues for their fantastic contribution to our Hamleys brand and are endeavouring to find alternative roles where possible within our business.
“In the meantime, we are providing support and assistance to our Manchester team during this difficult time.
“We would also like to thank our customers who have been shopping with us in Hamleys since November 2013.”