The sale of the Manchester-primarily based business which sells occasionwear brands including Adrianna Papell, Goddiva and Small Mistress. went through last night time, Drapers understands.
It is 6-person staff has been retained as section of the offer, in accordance to Mark Evans, Small Black Dress main executive.
Evans informed Drapers: “We’re extremely delighted that the long run of Small black Dress has been secured: that positions have been saved and that we hope to be able to continue on help our British isles and worldwide makes in the long run.
”The shareholders have invested substantially in the business considering that launch in 2014 and we are devastated that we have been unable to continue on the business in its present-day form.
“Over the time period the business has obtained profits of around £13m for its manufacturer associates. It has constructed both close doing the job associations, moreover strong personalized associations with numerous suppliers.”
He included: “LBD management experienced been doing the job on an supplemental spherical of funding boosting for the business. This all arrived to halt in early March, when the spherical was curtailed, because of to the British isles lockdown and the collapse of profits in the occasionwear current market. Despite our best efforts around the last months we ended up unable to safe a solvent sale of the business.
”Administration consequently turned the only solution and a authorized method was instigated. The business has been acquired from the administrator by Style Ventures Ltd in a pre-pack arrangement. A comprehensive method was carried out to obtain the best house for the business and its employees. All positions ended up saved and a method of re-engagement with makes will commence quickly. The new house owners assume to have the web-site operational yet again by mid-summer season to coincide with the reopening of the hospitality industry. Foreseeable future specifics on the relaunch will stick to.”