If you were an Aussie kid who grew up in the ’90s, chances are there was an item of Pumpkin Patch clothing hanging in your wardrobe.
Sadly, the next generation won’t follow suit.
The retail company has announced that, after 26 years of business, Pumpkin Patch will be closing its doors, with all 117 stores across Australia and 43 in New Zealand to shut over the coming months, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Prices will be slashed across all stores as early as this week, while existing gift vouchers will be honoured until stock runs out.
The business was placed into receivership last month, with the hope that a buyer would come to the rescue.
However, receiver Brendon Gibson told The Sydney Morning Herald, “Unfortunately, while the brand is attractive the business itself ultimately grew no interest at the conclusion of the sale process.”
While Gibson said it was too early to say when individual stores will close, the intention is that they will remain trading until the end of the year, some possibly even in to January.
All of the company’s 1600 staff will be let go, with redundancies to begin this week.