Heartbroken and angry – goodbye BHS

As the last of the BHS stores closed down, I sadly looked at my loyalty card…had it for 15 years….and threw it away.

No more 5% discount when I shop for their fab kids clothes, pjs, men’s undies and even clothes for me. Where will I get our Christmas jumpers from this year? Their towels and bed linens, and oh the lights – I loved their lights…really good value but great quality. I think in years of shopping there, I took back one thing. The quality for the price was fantastic.

I was in the Oxford Street, London, branch a few weeks ago and grabbed myself a bargain, but I would have been happy not to if the store would still be open today.

I am actually angry that thousands of people start this week as ex-employees. Those that haven’t found a job already are hopefully going to get one soon, but Philip Green will be sunning himself on a yacht in the Med. I really hope he does the right thing and helps to fill the pension pot back up.

Can you imagine paying into something and then knowing that you won’t get that money back? I guess that if the right thing isn’t done, the taxpayer will need to help out.

The thing that makes me feel that the last owner was being passed a duff retailer, was the fact that it was sold for £1. Who does that? I guess there will have been some tax reason to do that and it was better for Green to offload the store.

After 88 years in business,  BHS will be missed by me and I am sure plenty of other people.

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