House of Fraser joins the banned list

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  1. Porto Loyal

    Porto Loyal Well-Known Member

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    SDI just bought all their UK stores. Funny they just went into admin an hour or so ago, then this happens. Almost planned.
     
  2. BucksBear

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    Great, my favorite shop is now off limits. Won't give that fat slug a penny
     
  3. Craigie

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    This shouldn't be too difficult. Must be thirty years since I was last in a HoF store.
     
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  4. luckywhitefeather

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    He owned a good chunk of shares before that


    Also with Debenhams and Tesco....

    He has his fingers in a lot of pies in the high street that’s for sure
     
  5. Commentator

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    That's them fork lift trucked.
     
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  6. derek145

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    Exactly, you'll never be able to boycott every shop he has shares in. Concentrate on the one that'll hurt most, Sports direct , and hammer him there.
     
  7. KGR98

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    There shops are over priced anyway not shopped there before and won't ever consider it now
     
  8. RAFBob

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    Gutted, I do all my shopping in House of Fraser! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Gazzabear

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    It was. Been sorting out the deal for days, pre-pack admin, straight in, straight out almost debt free.
     
  10. Gibraltar Loyal

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    Ive got gift vouchers to spend as well...only bonus is its someone elses money
     
  11. Coza

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    I get loads of bargains in there this summer and not happy now as they have to join the banned list.
     
  12. interbear

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    Indeed. On the boycott list immediately.
     
  13. TeddyBear

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    Glasgow store is iconic part of Buchanan Street. Imagine having it turned into a jumble sale by that Fat tosser. Glasgow is famous for its shopping and it has just went massively downhill with that news.
     
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    Will resemble a charity shop once they downgrade it to their taste
     
  15. Echo_1

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    Never shopped there before but it will deffo get swerved now!
     
  16. OrangeSteph

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    Posted this on another thread:
    Defunct business model now I’m afraid. Huge stores with huge business rates and rents. Heading for a fall especially when he turns them into JumbleSale.com. Hopefully he’s flushed £90m plus down the toilet.
    Oh and and I don’t think any Bears will be rushing to shop there any time soon.
     
  17. Godrup99

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    Its absolute shite anyway and has been for many years
     
  18. Virgil Hilts

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    It's not as good as it used to be, but saying it was shíte is a tad harsh.

    That being said, I'll never be back n the fućking place ever again.
     
  19. wsb&warmy

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    House of Fraser has been of no use to me since they done away with their J.Lindeberg section in the menswear department anyway. F**k them.
     
  20. luckywhitefeather

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    A reminder he also owns Cruise and is involved in the marketing / retailing of Stone Island and CP company in the UK.

    Talk of boycotts.....all very good but he’s not dependent on Sports Direct for his money now (and that’s the companies we know / it’s public we know he’s involved with
     
  21. Lance Uppercut

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    What, they had a menswear line named after the bloke that flew the Atlantic?
     
  22. ibroxbound

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    If you think Ashley put up £90m to make a loss,then think again.
    No matter what we think of him,he won't be going anywhere fast in the near future.
    What he's doing to us is a personal fight against King and to be honest,any boycott from us won't even pierce his business model.
     
  23. Boab4

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    Do grown men really boycott a shop because of the owner :D:D
     
  24. Dumfriesbear

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    Fatso already had an 11% stake in them so probably.
     
  25. Twosignals

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    Just hope he gets his fingers burnt like his holding in Debenhams, seems he’s lost the touch, Fat Slug!
     
  26. The DazzleGer

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    Shug Fraser would be turning in his grave
     
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  28. magnus

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    Same here at least I will now finally unsubscribe from their annoying marketing emails.
     
  29. Virgil Hilts

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    If the owner is Mike Ashley?

    defi fućki nitely
     
  30. vinnie

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    I saw a story down here weeks that they were in talks. HoF needed someone to buy and save them. Fat boy was the only one willing to do it.

    No details on how he’s trying to %^*& them like ge fucked us yet. But expect stores to close and HoF online presence to go through the roof.
     
  31. Jack Flash

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    Old Sir Hugh will be turning in his grave.
     
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  32. OrangeSteph

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    A friend of mine is a supplier to Ashley and has been for over 20 years and knows him well. It’s an ego thing with him. He would blow £90m or at least risk it to try and prove he’s the best retailer/a turnaround expert but IMO this ships not turning with that prick at the helm. Shame about the jobs but it will be a car crash at some point. Just hope Ashley keeps digging that hole.
     
  33. Porto Loyal

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    Yeah, offered them money then removed the offer and picked them up for much less out of administration. Something he has history of as well
     
  34. TommyV

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    Dunlop suits and Slazenger loafers instead of Kenneth Cole/Hugo Boss and Loake.
     
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  36. ibroxbound

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    I would think,in this case,that the property values of some of the stores would make his investment a safe bet.
     
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    Prada-Mark for you then :p:p
     
  38. Porto Loyal

    Porto Loyal Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how many of the HoF stores own their property? The Edinburgh one was rented, but I think Jenners is owned.

    There might be a lot of valuable real estate for flats etc
     
  39. OrangeSteph

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    Most stores are leased and any that are now owned by Ashley IMO are now white elephants. Look at how many BHS stores throughout the country are lying empty. The high street has changed beyond all recognition.
     
  40. ibroxbound

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    The Glasgow store would be a prime property for flats or an upmarket hotel.No need to keep the properties in the retail sector.
     
  41. Hammer Time

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    Same here. Used to live that shop :(
     
  42. TCWNS1872

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    In one my man.

    HoF and Cruise used to be my prime sources of de rigueur once upon a time but that was a long time ago. Thank God I spent gift vouchers that I had forgotten to redeem back in June.

    Doubt he'll turn the brand into a jumble sale though. He's not daft.
     
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    Sad that a well respected name is now owned by that fat tramp. No more there from me now.
     
  44. jdm1873

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    For as much as we all hate the guy, there is no doubt he is a very astute businessman and he knows how to make money

    The company goes in to administration and he snaps it up for a pittance considering the value of the stock etc
     
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    That fat c--- t is one smart fat b as we have found out to our cost how do you beat him well that's above my pay grade.
     
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    He really is a fucking leech! Sonething needs to be done about that way of doing business with failing firms.
     
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    I see they have states that they are going to turn some of the Fraser's into sports direct stores.
     
  48. BlueBear81

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    Rangers tops for sale in HoF...
     
  49. ibroxbound

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    £100 for the socks.:p
     
  50. frankfurterbear1

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    Pants,
    I worked in HOF on Buchanan Street from 1996 to 2003, I went from a quiet 16 year old school boy from Airdrie, through University and I even flew home from working in Banking in Frankfurt when 22 and 23 and worked my Sunday shift in Frasers as all my friends were there.

    Great memories and great people, Andy who used to phone me up in Geordie Accent and ask for a large order of nonsense to be sent to metro store was reason internal transfers were cancelled....who before admin I go to Euro games with.

    At wedding there were 40 women/old dears who were like family who were at the Brig o Doon in a mini bus after working the Saturday shift.

    Met various people, All Saints (very first night), Jill Dando, Corrs, Jackie Bird (trollop), Shereen/Kirsty Young. Billy C, Rab C, women from Taggart Blyth (asked for long matches!), Fiona Phillips, Kay Adams, Stellios from Easy Jet Natalie Imbruglie/Emma Harrisons neihbours, Mark Philapousos, Tony Vidmar, Lionel Charbonnier, Numan, Gio, Walter, Ottmar Heitzfeld, Jimmy Nicholl (gave 20% off his order as McStay missed penalty), Gattuso, Ian Ferguson, Reyna, Alex Ferguson, Michael Ball, Amo (day he was stripped of captaincy with his mum and dad), Sergio P who bought 4 cups and saucers for £500 and not to forget Michael Mols who I got to know well.

    Was a great place to work, though now it will be John Lewis for me.
     

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