Famous-name shop shuts suddenly in York after bailiffs brought in

The letter attached to the Swarovski shop window on Coney Street. Photographs: Richard McDougall
22 Jan 2018 @ 6.13 pm
| News, Shopping

It is a popular high street brand which sells its merchandise across the country.

But Swarovski has lost one of its York outlets after the bailiffs moved in.

The Coney Street Swarovski shop sold a range of the retailer’s jewellery, fashion accessories, watches and figurines.

Now a letter on the window of the locked store states that bailiffs re-entered the premises on last Thursday (January 18).

Goods seized

The exterior of the Coney Street shop
Described by the official Swarovski website as a ‘partner store’, the Coney Street shop was run by Gems York Ltd, according to the letter issued by Court Enforcement Services.

Despite its name, Gems York Ltd has a registered office in Dudley in the West Midlands.

The bailiffs re-entered the store ‘under the terms of the lease’, acting on behalf of the building’s owners, the Fidelity UK Real Estate Fund.

The window of the shop

The landlord has also seized goods that were in the store.

A separate note promises that the owner can take delivery of these items ‘within a reasonable time’.

It adds: “If you have not taken delivery of the goods on or before 25th January 2018 the Bailee will exercise their power of sale and dispose of the goods.”

Swarovksi UK issued this statement:

It has come to the attention of Swarovski UK Limited that its Partner Boutique store in York, owned and operated by Gems York Limited; an independent retail business, has ceased trading.

At present Swarovski UK Limited are not in a position to make any further comment.

Shoppers can still buy the Swarovski range from the Ernest Jones shop on Coney Street, or from its own store in the York Designer Centre.