Gap to close all stores and outlets across the UK

Stores across the country will begin to close from the end of August.

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There are Gap stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh and outlets in Sterling Mills, Livingston and Oceans Terminal.

Gap has announced plans to close all its stores across the United Kingdom.

The business said it told teams on Wednesday that it proposed to close all company-operated Gap Specialty and Gap Outlet sites and concentrate on online retail.

Stores across the country will begin to close from the end of August through to the end of September.

There are Gap stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh and outlets in Sterling Mills, Livingston and Ocean Terminal.

The company first served customers in the United Kingdom in 1987, bringing “modern American style” to British consumers.

A company statement read: “We’re becoming a digital first business and we’re looking for a partner to help drive our online business.

“However, due to market dynamics in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, we shared with our team today that we are proposing to close all company-operated Gap Specialty and Gap Outlet stores in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland in a phased manner from the end of August through the end of September 2021.

“We are thoughtfully moving through the consultation process with our European team, and we will provide support and transition assistance for our colleagues as we look to wind down stores.”