The retailer confirmed the news on its social media platforms and through its website. A statement read: “It’s been an absolute blast, but now is the time for us to bow out. Thank you for all your support over near 50 years of delivering premium menswear to the Great British public. Stay stylish, folks.”
The closing down sale includes up to 80% discount on menswear brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Billionaire Boys Club, Fred Perry and Lyle & Scott.
Woodhouse Clothing was founded by Philip Start and launched on London’s Oxford Street in 1975, the business then expanded to nine locations from London to Manchester.
In 1989, Sir Philip Green bought the business. In 1991 Start bought the business back as part of a joint venture with British Fashion Council chairman, Harold Tillman.
In 2009, the business transferred to the Clothingsites Group, part of JD Sports Fashion, after which the group said it had found “a new lease of life, widening their brand reach and building lasting relationships with brands now iconic to Woodhouse such as Stone Island, Boss and Armani Jeans.”