Retail Deathwatch: Envy call in the administrators

16 April 2010

retaildeathwatch The market for overpriced fashion threads could be about to shrink ever so slightly following the news that Envy, the retailer of overpriced fashion threads, has plunged into administration. That’s right, we said plunged.

They have 23 stores nationwide and another 20 concessions within Debenhams stores – and now it’s all in the hands of moustache-twirling cost-cutters Neil Bennett and Michael Healy from administrators Leonard Curtis (who may or may not be an actual person)

The company was sold to a consortium of private investors in March, but this latest move suggests that it hasn’t worked out quite how everyone expected or hoped.

envy storeEnvy stock clothing by popular brand names such as Duck & Cover, Boxfresh, Tom Wolfe, Idiot Grip, Boy Diamond, Treasureness, La Comme Du Profiterole and Jizz-Bom. Apart from the last five in that list – we just made them up for shits and giggles.

Oh, and Shitz N’ Gigglz – that’s another label that they sell.

No it isn’t.

TOPICS:   High Street News

22 comments

  • Chris
    I would love a Shitz N' Gigglz t-shirt.
  • Hugh J.
    Awful chav shop, good riddance
  • Boris H.
    # Posted by Hugh Jass | April 16th, 2010 at 2:14 pm Awful chav shop, good riddance +1 Would love La Comme Du Profiterole hoody though, sort it BWallet biatches.
  • john
    Glad you're not bothered about yet more people losing their jobs. I'm one of those people, by the way, who was just about to buy my first home, but now can't as I have no job. Still, as long as you get a laugh out of it, hey?
  • chay
    Blessing in disguise John, now is a really bad time to buy a house. Prices are heading down after the election
  • chay
    Uh, I mean about not being able to buy the house. Losing your job sucks.
  • Hudson
    You're hilarious. You clearly just find it all a joke. I lost my job because of this situation and now through no fault of my own join the huge numbers of unemployed. People's living situations will change drastically because of what's happened and you guys just sit on your backsides in your dark rooms at your computers, taking the p*ss out of the situation and everyone who's worrying about what's next for them. A*seholes.
  • Paul N.
    # Posted by Hugh Jass | April 16th, 2010 at 2:14 pm Awful chav shop, good riddance More like you could not afford to shop in a place like Envy, stick to Primark you cheap skate!
  • Paul N.
    Posted by Boris Hardon | April 16th, 2010 at 6:55 pm # Posted by Hugh Jass | April 16th, 2010 at 2:14 pm Awful chav shop, good riddance More like you could not afford to shop in Envy, stick to Primark you cheap skate.
  • Amy M.
    Fucking Gas........so long envy its been a year since ye fucked me over with my job in liffey valley. Good Riddance thats all I can say!!!!Bring back the real managers of the company Gorgon Gaston. Jas and co really let things go after paul rosa. Dean and Drake tried to run a company with muppets as regionals and team co ordinators.
  • Amy M.
    and now Faith has gone.....what were the muppets doing???
  • John K.
    I hold my hands up...I am the MUPPET !!! (call me Kermit)
  • Amy M.
    never a truer word spoken John!!!it was awful though the way we were treated
  • Amy M.
    pity the others cants stand up and admit it too though!
  • Amy M.
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Newell your gas
  • Curtis
    I know how u all feel, was working for envy on and off for 4 years and it was obvious it was gonna happen. Did u guys get sent the list of things that they were in debt with? It was riddiculus they should have never got involved with faith and they also should of spent more effort on there own brands such as tom wolfe and also ask us for our input the empoyees the muppets that sell their shite. Paul Newell was a legend but did chat alot of gas, if he spent more time chatting to us on visits rather than be on his phone then maybe we wouldnt be in this mess. Anyways good luck to u all, im still looking for new work. If your out there paul - lend us a tenner.
  • Amy M.
    Yeah I know the feeling of looking for work....although i do argue Paul Newell a legend? He wouldnt know his arse from his elbow if you ask me.....hes not worthy to push trollies in the supermarket carpark!!! Gordon was the best regional ever...he knew and understood the business and he was made redundant!!pah!
  • Amy M.
    no problem.......funny how Newell and Kinnaird havent posted lately!!!
  • lucy
    paul newell was a dick head if you say you liked him then you must have believed all the bullshit that came out of his mouth. He only ever did things that were going to benefit him and i found it very funny how you can own a huge company such as envy, pay him all that money, and keep him out of all the regional managers lol, bad fucking decision. The guy used to make me cringe he had no fashion sense, no merchandising sense, no initiative, and if you ever had an idea it strangely turned into his idea lol. he had comfortable position and it was a drain on the budget. this guy was a joke wake up people. But i will say its a shame about ENVY because it was a cool company to work for just a shame you never sorted it out from the top and worked your way down.
  • Amy M.
    here here couldnt agree more!!!!!!
  • Amy M.
    paul newell is a cock!!!!
  • Mr J.
    Paul Flake and John Shithead are the scum of the earth.

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