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Colette by Colette Hayman to shut 33 stores

Colette in Westfield Doncaster is one of 33 stores set to close in the next three weeks. (Source: Westfield)

The voluntary administrators for Australian jewellery chain Colette by Colette Hayman have announced it will close 33 of its 138 stores across Australia and New Zealand over the next three weeks.

Colette first announced it was going into voluntary administration on 4 February, citing the “current weak retail environment”.

In a statement, Deloitte restructuring services partners Vaughan Strawbridge said the remaining 105 stores would be offered for sale, and attempts have been made to redeploy staff affected by store closures.

“This is never easy and we have regrettably had to make the decision to close 33 stores,” he said.

“We are working closely with the Colette management team to effect the closures quickly while seeking to redeploy staff impacted.”

All impacted staff will receive their wages and entitlements in full, he added.

Strawbridge said closing the 33 loss-making stores would improve the position of the rest of the group and buy time to find a buyer.

Here’s a full list of the 33 stores set to close:

Colette stores to close (Australia)

  • Belconnen ACT

  • DFO Birkenhead NSW

  • Rhodes Waterside NSW

  • Warriewood NSW

  • Chatswood NSW

  • Hornsby NSW

  • Kotara NSW

  • Mackay QLD

  • Queen St QLD

  • Kawana QLD

  • Logan QLD

  • Australia Fair QLD

  • Mt Ommaney QLD

  • DFO Cairns QLD QLD

  • Rockhampton QLD

  • Noosa QLD QLD

  • Coomera QLD

  • Rundle Mall SA

  • Docklands VIC

  • Moonee Ponds VIC

  • Bendigo VIC

  • DFO Spencer VIC

  • Greensborough VIC

  • Cranbourne VIC

  • Mildura VIC

  • Doncaster VIC

  • Ocean Keys WA

  • Hay Street (Enex) WA

  • Belmont WA

  • DFO Watertown WA

  • Mandurah Forum WA

Colette stores to close (New Zealand)

  • New Plymouth NZ

  • Albany NZ

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