Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton have up to 80% off sales as Boohoo confirms £25m takeover

DOROTHY Perkins, Wallis and Burton are running up to 80% off sales on their websites ahead of Boohoo taking over both brands.

Boohoo has snapped up all three retailers from Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group in a deal worth £25.2million.

The takeover spells the end of Sir Philip's retail empire after Arcadia Group collapsed into administration in November following "severely impacted" sales.

But the Boohoo deal doesn’t include shops, meaning 214 stores are set to close forever, with 2,450 retail jobs at risk of redundancy.

Only 260 employees from Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton will move over to Boohoo, including buyers and designers.

These retailers were the last remaining Arcadia Group assets to be sold off after ASOS purchased Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and leisurewear brand HIIT for £330million last week.

How to compare prices to get the best deal

JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.

There are plenty of comparison websites out there that'll check prices for you – so don't be left paying more than you have to.

Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.

Here are some that we recommend:

  • Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
  • Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
  • Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
  • CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.

Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton's physical stores are currently closed across the UK due to lockdown restrictions.

But each brand is currently running up to 80% off sales on their respective websites.

These sales were already running before the Boohoo deal was confirmed today.

As stores won't reopen, you'll only find these discounts online.

If you're planning on nabbing a bargain and you've got a gift card to spend, keep in mind you can only use vouchers to pay for up to 50% of a purchase.

Boohoo says it plans on honouring any remaining credit once the takeover is complete, which is likely to be by tomorrow, February 9.

We've asked if the 50% rule will remain in place, and if the gift cards can be used against Dorothy Perkins, Wallis or Burton brands that appear on the Boohoo website, and we'll update this article when we know more.

Before you hand over any cash, it's still a good idea to compare prices in case you can find the same item – or something similar – elsewhere.

As part of the deal, Boohoo said each brand is expected to relaunch on its web platform by May 2021.

But individual websites for each retailer are also expected to remain functional once the takeover is complete.

Dorothy Perkins – up to 80% off

Dorothy Perkins is advertising both "up to 50% off" and "up to 80% off" clearance sales on its website.

Discounts include women's dresses, tops, jeans and shoes.

Delivery costs £2.99 on orders under £50, or orders above this amount qualify for free delivery.

Tall black scoop neck camisole top

  • Was: £14. Now: £2.80. Save: £11.20 (80%) – buy now

Pink bikini bottoms

  • Was: £10. Now: £2. Save: £8 (80%) – buy now

Blue shape and lift denim jeans

  • Was: £35. Now: £24.50. Save: £10.50 (30%) – buy now

Tan "Aruba" biker boots

  • Was: £39.99. Now: £23.99. Save: £16 (40%) – buy now

Wallis – up to 80% off

Wallis says shoppers can get "up to 30% off" stock but we found some products reduced by up to 80%.

Bargain hunters will find reductions on popular women's wear options like tops, knitwear, jeans and shoes.

You need to spend £30 to get free delivery from Wallis.

Orders under this amount cost £2.99 for delivery.

Bronze glitter top

  • Was: £32. Now: £5. Save: £27 (84%) – buy now

Pink tropical tie front shoulder top

  • Was: £28. Now: £8. Save: £20 (71%) – buy now

Monochrome animal print blouse

  • Was: £28. Now: £8. Save: £20 (71%) – buy now

Black curved ankle boots

  • Was: £49. Now: £20. Save: £29 (59%) – buy now

Burton – up to 80% off

Burton is running both "up to 50% off" and "up to 80% off" clearance sales online now.

This includes men's clothing such as shorts, shirts, jeans and tops.

Delivery costs £2.99 on orders under £50, or orders above this amount qualify for free delivery.

Toffee striped shorts

  • Was: £18. Now: £3.60. Save: £14.40 (80%) – buy now

Grey embroidery t-shirt

  • Was: £15. Now: £4. Save: £11 (73%) – buy now

Blue skinny fit textured trousers

  • Was: £25. Now: £5. Save: £20 (80%) – buy now

Neutral tie

  • Was: £8. Now: £3. Save: £5 (62%) – buy now

Topshop was running an 80% off sale before its website closed last week after ASOS takeover.

Both the Topshop and Miss Selfridge websites now redirect to ASOS after the online retail giant took over both brands.

In mid-August, more than 43,000 retail jobs had been axed since the start of coronavirus lockdown as high streets struggled to survive.

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