Is Clintons Cards closing? List of stores affected | The Sun

CLINTONS has been a staple of the British high street for decades and a go to destination for cards and gifts to mark an array of occasions.

But the retailer has closed a string of stores this year – with more closures on the cards.

Despite the closures, Clintons still runs 225 stores all over the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Why is Clintons closing stores?

Clintons is considering plans to shut 38 shops in a bid to avoid insolvency.

But all of its store currently remain open as usual. You can find your nearest branch by using the store locator on its website.

The retailer had planned to merge with the stationary brand Paperchase.

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But this plan scuppered when Paperchase went into administration at the start of the year.

Clintons then reportedly brought in advisers in August to put a plan in place to save it from insolvency.

The card retailer now plans to close dozens of its stores to try to stay afloat.

But this isn't the first time its fund itself in hot water, it only just escaped administration a few years ago when an American company bought the firm.

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Which Clintons stores are closing?

The greetings card shop is set to shut its Leeds City Centre store on Commercial Way.

The Leeds store has erected signs that say it will hold a closing down sale and some items will be up to 50% off.

However, it's not yet clear when the store will close for good.

Which Clintons stores have already shut?

A branch in Kirkcaldy shopping centre already bit the dust earlier this year.

Meanwhile, a store in Whitehaven, Cumbria, was closed in March and the Bolton's Market Street shop shut down in August.

Shoppers in Northamptonshire lost their local store in October.

Meanwhile, we explain which Iceland stores are closing this year.

Plus, B&M has closed a string of branches – find out which stores have closed down and if they are near you.

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