How to shop the high street brands that we lost during the pandemic including Debenhams

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2020 really did bring us many changes we could never have previously imagined, and the aftermath of countless lockdowns, night time curfews and rules of 6, meant the Great British High Street eventually took a massive hit

The battle between high street and online shopping was out of consumers hands as non-essential shops had to remain closed during lockdown. Suffering shops were forced to permanently close their doors, and classic favourites such as Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis all stopped trading.

What many people may now might not realise, is that whilst all their in-person stores closed forever, and the face of the high street would never be the same – these shops are now back selling online.

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Yep, you heard that right – thanks to the online giant Boohoo Group – these stores have had an online makeover and after years of decreasing sales, are back in their prime again.

The Boohoo Group not only acquired Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis, their impressive brand reach also includes Oasis, Warehouse, Burton, Coast and Karen Millen – not forgetting Nasty Gal, MissPap, Pretty Little Thing, and of course Boohoo.

Of course, with a brand like Boohoo, their focus is online sales – so whilst stores remain closed – they introduce these brands to the future of online shopping to remain relevant.

Shop our favourites

Here are our must-have buys from the stores…


Denim Shorts

Red Herring Shorts, Debenhams, £17.50 here

You can't go wrong with a classic denim short, and at under £20 these are a steal.

Dorothy Perkins

Floral Midi Dress

Dress, Dorothy Perkins, £31.50 here

This bold long dress is guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd. Wear now with sandals and in the autumn with cowboy boots.


Shirt Dress

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Zebra Tiered Shirt Dress, Wallis, £45 here

This is the Wallis we know and love – classic and comfortable – but with a modern twist in this bright fun print.


Cute Co-Ord

Gingham Cropped Trouser, Oasis, £31.20 here

Gingham Top, Oasis, £25.60 here

This cute co-ord is an absolute must for summer – it even has a matching jacket too. Oasis have had a serious style upgrade.

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