Popular shoe shop calls in the administrators

One of your favourite discount shoe stores could be in a lot of trouble. For the second time in three

One of your favourite discount shoe stores could be in a lot of trouble.

For the second time in three years, Payless Shoes has been forced to go into voluntary administration.

You might be wondering why?

Well, at this stage it’s not clear exactly what is wrong with the popular shoe chain.

Administrators Ferrier Hodgson have said the reason for the problems aren’t clear yet.

But don’t worry too much, AAP reports the shop will continue to trade as normal while the administrator looks for potential buyers.

There are fears though for the 870 people working in the 131 Payless Shoes stores dotted across the country.

And it’s not the only retailer in trouble today.

PerthNow is reporting that children’s clothing store Pumpkin Patch will close early next year, putting 1600 workers out of a job.

Apparently, the store was unable to find a buyer. 

The business was placed into voluntary administration in late October, with a reported $76 million worth of debts.

KordaMentha receiver Brendon Gibson told the media there was no choice but to close Pumpkin Patch down.

“Unfortunately, while the brand is attractive, the business itself ultimately drew no interest at the conclusion of the sale process,” he said.

A fire sale will begin on stock in the store this weekend, with the Pumpkin Patch stores to close by February.

It’s following similar businesses this year such as Masters, whose stores are expected to close next month.

Are you sad to hear this news? Did you like shop at any of these shops?

  1. Dianne Evans  

    It is always a shame when people loose jobs because of closures

  2. Josephine B  

    This is the problem of companies getting goods made in China and expect us to pay $$$$$$$ for something that could have been sold for $$. Their mark-up is far too high and are driven by greed for the $$$$$$$$. So like most of us we find it better to buy at stores with lower prices because specifically clothing designs change every day and kids grow up so fast in their early years. So, why pay more for something that will last maybe only one season when one can purchase more clothing at cheaper prices than only a couple of pieces of clothing that last just as long.

  3. Sandria  

    I could never buy shoes in Payless because they stopped selling size 5s. Also needs some snappier designs.

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    My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I’m a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can’t believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn’t be happier. Heres what I do,

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  5. Wiso  

    I love Payless Shoes !! They are reasonably priced and they stock wide-fitting styles.

    Sad to see them go !!

    I wondered why my local store had closed.

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