CARMARTHENSHIRE and Swansea Debenhams stores will reopen for a short period next week for a final closing down sale.

The easing of lockdown restrictions in Wales will see non-essential shops open up their doors to customers on Monday.

Debenhams has said the stores across England and Wales - including Trostre, Carmarthen and Swansea - will reopen in line with government guidance, and will only trade until all stock is cleared.

In a statement, the company said it will begin to permanently close the stores from May 2, and will expect all stock to be cleared and stores closed by May 15.

Adding that the closing down sale would offer “incredible limited-time bargains”, with savings of up to 70 per cent on fashion and home products, and 50 per cent off on beauty and fragrance lines.

The Debenhams’ brand name was bought by fashion retailer Boohoo for £55 million in January after it fell into administration towards the end of last year. Boohoo plans to relaunch Debenhams online only by the end of May.

A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “This is the last chance for customers in England and Wales to visit their local Debenhams before sadly our stores close for good. We will be reopening with a fantastic range of offers and discounts across all of our customers’ favourite brands and products.

“Stocks are limited and expected to sell out quickly so customers should visit their nearest store quickly to avoid disappointment. We are very grateful for the efforts of our staff who have worked so hard throughout the most difficult of circumstances to keep the business trading”.