Reason for Witchery closure unclear

Witchery’s former site in the Meridian Mall sits empty. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
Witchery’s former site in the Meridian Mall sits empty. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
Mystery surrounds the closure of a popular Dunedin clothing store.

Australian-owned clothing franchise Witchery’s Meridian Mall outlet has closed.

An email to customers confirmed its last day was Sunday.

The company did not respond to requests for comment yesterday.

A source told the Otago Daily Times they understood the company had said it was closing the store because of stock supply issues due to Covid-19.

However, the source said they understood the store’s sales had been poor and the lease with the mall had expired.

It is not known how many staff the Dunedin store employed and what has happened to them.

The retailer, which specialises in women’s fashion and clothing, is part of the Country Road Group, with Witchery stores throughout Australia and New Zealand, including Queenstown.

The Queenstown store remains open.

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