Topshop will open the first "Topman" flagship store of continental Europe on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on February 26th. The new Topman flagship store will open on Kalverstraat 48/52 in the premises of the old book store, de Slegte, a Topman spokesperson told NL Times.
Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, about 22 thousand stores in the Netherlands have disappeared, mostly due to bankruptcy. According to calculations by market researcher Q&A, there are about 90 thousand stores left at the end of this year.
De Slegte, at one time one of the biggest bookshops in the Netherlands, is auctioning off its antique books. The bookshop chain was bought up by Polare in 2013 after it went bankrupt. The antique book collection was bought up by Polare and the most exceptional of them now being auctioned off.
After receiving an extension for payment, chain bookstore Polare was officially declared bankrupt, announced the curator, Kees van de Meent Monday afternoon. The stores will remain open for now.
Polare bookstores, who received an extension of payment last week Tuesday, will be sold per store or per group of stores, announced curator Kees van de Meent of Höcker law office Tuesday. Van de Meent came to that conclusion after intensive discussions with six parties, crucial in the survival of the chain bookstore.